Mexico City and the monarch butterflies

Mexico City is definitely the city we have visited most during our travels in Mexico. In total we have visited Mexicos capital city six times and we felt very much at home every time we have been here.

Part of this is due to our dear friend Eduardo and his lovely family, who have taken us in seveal times and have included us in their family and everyday life. They gave us a home away from home and we appreciate more than we can say. We love you guys and will miss you dearly when our time in Mexico ends and our journey takes us to the other side of the world ๐Ÿ˜˜

Our new mexican friends Antonio and Maria and their children, whom we have first met on our visit to San Cristobal the las Casas (Chiapas), have taken us on a trip to show us Popocatepetl and the huge archeological site of Teotihuacan and included us in their family as well. We feel more than lucky to have met you and hope that we can host you in Switzerland one day ๐Ÿ’–.

On top of that our dear friends Reini and Steffi flew in from Vienna and spent their vacation days with us in Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta. We had a great time together and enjoyed having them as our travel companions. Thank you for your friendship and we love you โค๐Ÿ’–

Mexico City is an incredible place with many museums. Two of our favorites are the Antropology and the Somaya Museum. There is so much to see and we have explored different things on all of our stays and used the time to re-visit some of our favorite spots as well. We always used the metro and never ran into any troubles. The only time something happend was when we persuaded Eduardo to ride with us after a day in the city with Reini & Steffi, and someone stole his mobile phone from his pockets ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. For longer distances or the ones that were not that well connected with public transport, we have used Uber. Itโ€™s a very cheap and safe alternative and we highly recommend it.

We have also travelled within the State of Mexico and the surrounding states. Some places we have visited are Veracruz, Puebla, Toluca, Mancheros, Valle de Bravo and Queretaro. The main attraction in Macheros are the monarch butterflies who migrate every year from Canada to Mexico. The interesting part about this is, that the migration takes several generations (up to 6). So the ones leaving Canada are not the ones arriving in Mexico but their fourth generation offsprings. I might be mistaken about the exact number of generations it takes, but I hope you understand the meaning of this interesting migration. Joel and Ellen who own and run the JMโ€™s Butterfly Bed & Breakfast in Macheros know all the details about these incredible creatures and we highly recommend staying with them in case you want to visit the area and see the butterflies! It was an incredible moment to stand within a field of thousands of butterflies and hearing their wings flutter.

We have captured our experiences in a lot of pictures and videos below. We took many more but uploading them all might be a little bit too much ๐Ÿ˜. Please leave a comment if you have any questions!

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