Wednesday, November 9, 2011
high altitude weekend
Mexico City doesn't quite look like this anymore, though to be honest the only part I saw at all was the Casa del Lago in the Chapultepec forest, where we were performing and teaching. It was a whirlwind and utterly exhausting; we basically flew 24 hrs to be there for only 48, and the madness of the supremely disorganized festival combined with the jetlag was pretty brutal. Add to that the fact that Mexico City is at an altitude of 2240 meters (7350 ft), which I had no idea about until someone saw me shaking after the performance and said it was normal. I was glad to hear it actually, I'd thought maybe there was something seriously wrong with all of us! I will say though, that as far as the food goes, these mexicans really know what they're doing. Every single meal I had in Mexico was finger-lickin' delicious. Chicken gorditas, tacos dorados de arrachera, hamburguesas de camaron... amazing. All in all, it was a wonderful trip, made so not just by the food but by the lovely ladies that I got to share it with. I don't think I've laughed so hard in a long time, besos a todas!