Wednesday, August 22, 2018

STYLISH DESTINATIONS - MEXICO CITY

By Eva Fydrych

#MexicanTrip
Why Travelling Makes Me Happy

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine (Click to enlarge)



There is nothing that makes me more happy than travelling. Seeing new places, meeting people, getting familiar with new cultures, and trying out exotic food - all those experiences not only make life more interesting, but also open up your mind and give you a different perspective on your own surroundings and the way you do things on daily basis. How else would we learn that there are different angles to every story and there are always so many solutions to a problem if we would never get out of our comfort zone and never be willing to try something new? Our everyday life forces us to be stuck in a certain routine, we do many things out of habit or because we simply don’t know any other way. But how can we expect a different outcome if we simply keep repeating the same actions all over again?

Traveling breaks down that routine. It takes us - on both physical and emotional level - to places we haven’t been before and forces us to face new situations in unfamiliar surroundings. That’s how we grow. That’s how we find fulfilment and joy. That’s how we feel most alive.



Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine



Someone said that “happiness is progress” and I couldn’t agree more. Being stuck in one place in life for too long will always become frustrating in the end and the only way to change it is to keep moving forward. We have to constantly evolve, improve, search for new experiences, otherwise life becomes dull, predictable, and simply not exciting anymore. That’s one of the reasons why so many people suffer from anxiety, depression, or sleeping problems - they simply forgot that there is more to life than work and saving money, that you need to take care own your own wellbeing in order to be happy. And happiness is rarely found in collecting things we don’t need and repeating the same actions every single day. Too many people are stuck in the same vicious cycle, never being truly satisfied and never understanding what exactly is wrong with that type of living.




Museo Soumaya (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

First trip to Mexico City in March 2016

Centro Historico (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)



So here I am, in Mexico City, embarking on a new adventure that will take me all the way to one of the most beautiful beach towns in Mexico where I will be doing exactly that: going out of my comfort zone and facing new challenges that come with learning something new for the first time (more details coming soon).

Travelling on my own is sometimes scary and uncomfortable, but it is at the same time one of the most rewarding experiences ever. After all, happiness often lies on the other side of fear.





Museo Frida Kahlo (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Museo Frida Kahlo 

Angel of Independence, Paseo de la Reforma

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Palacio de Bellas Artes 

Dining In Style

Museo Jumex (Photos by Eva Fydrych)

Museo Jumex

Museo Jumex (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)



WHAT TO SEE IN MEXICO CITY

"Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world. From its historic centre to the trendy suburb of Condesa, it’s also an incredible mosaic of different neighbourhoods and atmospheres. The starting point for a visit to Mexico City can be found at Zocalo. In this district, a UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll find the remains of the Aztec Templo Mayor. Nearby stands the Metropolitan Cathedral, an impressive building 30 metres high, established in 1571 and completed in 1813. This historic district is also home to the National Palace and its murals by Diego Rivera on the history of the Mexican country.

Further out, Chapultepec Park invites you in for a walk by the lake or a visit to its many museums. The National Museum of Anthropology, covering 79 000 m², contains archaeological treasures from the Aztec and Mayan period. You can also discover the lifestyle of the kings and emperors of Mexico by visiting Chapultepec Castle and its gardens. The Atlantis Water Park and zoo are nice places to spend some time with dolphins and pandas. Some more modern parts of Mexico City are also well worth a visit. The Polanco business district surprises with its chic and very European atmosphere. Condesa is another really trendy area of the city. And for a party atmosphere, head for the west of the city to experience the frenzied nightlife of the Zona Rosa district.

Perhaps you prefer a more peaceful, rural environment. In the little village of Coyoacàn, you can discover the world of painter Frida Kahlo. And to the south of the city you’ll find the old colourful market district of Xochimilco. Treat yourself to a quesadilla, before going for a trip along the canals.

Full of contrasts, Mexico City is a mix of respect for the past and modernity. It’s at the centre of Mexican history. And with its major business centres and trendy districts, Mexico City is becoming the main Latin American megalopolis." - Source: Accor Hotels



Shopping at El Palacio de Hierro (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


SLEEP

ibis México Alameda (Balderas 49, Colonia Centro, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México) offers modern accommodation close to Centro Historico and Paseo de la Reforma. You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to Mexican street food as there are several places to eat near the hotel. Highly recommended!



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