Travel to Mexico City, Mexico – Episode 177

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Ana Laura about her home city of Mexico City.

We will talk about food, museums, architecture, and history.

We will puzzle about why the tourists stay in the Zona Rosa and we will tell you where they should go including Coyacan and Xochimilco.

We will climb the world’s third-largest pyramid and eat street food. Discover this huge, bustling, diverse city. 20 million Mexicans can’t be wrong.


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Show Notes

Mexico City
Mexico City Historic Center
Hernando Cortes
Spanish Conquest of Mexico
Pedro de Alvarado
Moctezuma II
Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts)
La Casa del Arte Popular Mexicano
Museo del Estanquillo (Spanish)
Mexico City on Wikitravel
National History Museum
Moctezuma’s Feather Crown (Copilli Queztalli)
The Aztec Civilization of Mexico” from Bernal Diaz The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz de Castillo
Xochimilco canals

4 Days in Mexico City – The Wonderful Heart of Mexico


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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

7 Responses to “Travel to Mexico City, Mexico – Episode 177”

Marcel Arens


hey I have a question. are these podcasts “amateur podcasts”?? please answer as soon as possible. I am writing a report about amateur podcasts and need to know if this podcast is one or not
thenk u very much



Well, these podcasts are done by me as a hobby and not my main job if that is what you are asking.

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Is there a transcript somewhere? I can’t understand some of the places she’s referring to especially the Southern zone.. thanks!



Yes, the transcript is linked for this page, just look for the word transcript



Hi. Will be traveling to Mexico city this weekend. How do we get in contact with Ana Laura?

Chris Christensen


if you send me an email I can try and forward it along.

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