It seems like I just got back from my trip to Europe, but I am busy getting ready to return to my home away from home, Mexico City. I am leaving in less than three weeks, and I will be gone for more than a month. I will be there again for the Day of the Dead festivities in late October and early November. Then later in November, my cousin Gail and a friend of hers from college will come down for a week, and I will give them a tour of the city. Both of them are very well traveled, but this will be their first time in Mexico City.
On Tuesday, Gail and I got together, and over lunch and back at her house we did some discussion and preparation for the trip. We were going to try out a Central American restaurant in the Cleveland suburbs, but when we got there we were surprised to find that it is closed on Tuesdays. So we went down the road to the mall, and had lunch at a rather elegant Oriental restaurant. (By no means was this a lunch at the food court!) There we had a very good meal.
Over lunch I proposed some tweaks to the itinerary which I had written for them. Then back at her place I sold her some pesos that I brought back from my previous trip to Mexico. That way, they won't have to hit an ATM as soon as they arrive at the airport. (I have become not only tour guide but banker too!) I also brought a couple of tourist card forms for them. Every once in a while the airlines will not have the forms to hand out during the flight to Mexico. It's a nuisance to have to pick up the form at Mexico City airport and fill it out while standing in line at immigration.
I am eager to return to Mexico. In fact if it were not the fact that I have things that must be done at home before I leave, I would jump on the next plane!