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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9873 times:

BOS-ATL-MEX-BMH-ATL-BOS

This trip has been in the making for a long while. It finally came to being reality this past weekend when I flew down to Mexico City to visit a very good friend. Even though I was only in Mexico City for three nights, they were some of the best times of my life. I have memories that are with me which I know will never fade away.

One of the great things about travel is that you are what you are right then and there, and the experiences from your journey are sealed forever in your mind. Nobody can ever take them away from you and nobody will ever understand how much joy you’ve experienced. You take comfort in knowing that you stepped out and went as far as you did. It’s sad to come home at the end of it all, but you’re comforted with the fact that you have more journeys ahead of you, and the thoughts of those good things will always be with you.

My trip started on the morning on Friday September 15th. I woke up at 2:30 that morning after not sleeping too well that night. I had a very bad headache! After showering and packing up the last of my things I was out the door by 3:30 headed for Boston Logan Airport. My dad dropped me off at Delta’s Terminal A around 4:15. I used the automated check-in system and was really happy with its functionality. I swiped my Delta AMEX credit card and my reservation popped up right away and then I swiped my passport and was basically all set after that. A Delta ticket agent called my name about a minute later and tagged my bag for MEX. I was on my way!

Clearing security was a pain. The line wasn’t long or anything, but I was subjected to additional screening. I didn’t even have SSSS on my boarding pass! I was anxious to get to the gate so I could sit down and catch up on lost sleep. I think I got to the gate at 4:45 and noticed a boarding time for 5:30. There weren’t many people at the gate so I found a row of empty seats and went to sleep for about 45 minutes.

Delta Air Lines
Flight # 1262
September 15, 2006
Route: BOS-ATL
Aircraft: 757-200
Duration: 2:20

Boarding was right at 5:30. I was one of the last people to board the flight. Just before we were to push away from the gate the entire plane basically shut off and the emergency lights came on throughout the cabin. An announcement was made a few minutes later and the power was restored. The pilot informed us that someone on the ground had disconnected the power cable to the plane. Shortly later we began our taxi and departed via runway 15R.

As soon as the plane lifted off the ground I looked out of the window and saw Yirrell Beach below. I’ve spent many hours spotting there and it was nice to finally see it from the air during daylight. We had a nice climb up to our cruising altitude that morning. A few bumps on the way up was all that we had as far as turbulence. I was really impressed with the new cabins Delta has.



There was even what looked to be polished wood floors in the restrooms and the coach seats were leather (or at least what I think was leather). I was just disappointed that there was no map shown during the flight. I’d take that over Delta Horizon programming anytime!





During the flight we were served drinks and a small snack of our choice. I had a Coke with a granola bar, but was wishing at least for a croissant and jam. For the rest of the flight I listened to the Beatles and some Alanis Morissette on my iPod.

Arriving into Atlanta was amazing! I loved seeing so many Delta planes all in one place. The whole airport is incredibly huge and so full of activity! We had to wait a little while once we landed to cross a runway before heading to our gate in the A concourse.

Once we got to our gate and deplaned I had to rush to gate E28 for my flight to Mexico City. Taking the train at ATL is a pretty cool experience. It reminded me of the train at FCO slightly. I felt bad for the people who weren’t anticipating a stop and then almost fell down because of the sudden stops the train makes.

Delta Air Lines
Flight # 253
September 15, 2006
Route: ATL-MEX
Aircraft: 737-800
Duration: 2:50

Once inside of the E Concourse I stopped quickly at the currency exchange booth and changed some dollars into pesos. The rate wasn’t the best, as I later learned, but oh well! Then it was off to the gate and onto the awaiting aircraft. The 737-800 that took me to Mexico City did not have the new style interiors, but was still very nice nonetheless.

Departure wasn’t exactly on schedule. The pilot informed us that there was a slight maintenance issue with the aircraft that needed to be addressed before proceeding. This only caused a short delay. The real delay seemed to be the departures out of ATL. Apparently a runway was being resurfaced and this was causing some backups at certain times at ATL. I think we ended up departing about 30 minutes behind schedule.

Once we reached 10,000 feet the pilot came on and told us our flight plan. We’d fly over Alabama and then down east of Brownsville and then into Mexico City. Sadly, the flight map was only on for about 10 minutes of the flight…why??!! I was forced to watch some craptacular Lindsay Lohan movie on the LCD screens. I found the view outside of the window of the plane to be much much better than the movie  Smile





The meal service was very prompt, but the food was blah. I chose the chicken, but it tasted nothing like chicken. All I could taste was barbecue sauce. Once we were over the Gulf of Mexico we started turning a lot to avoid thunderstorms. We did ride right over the top of one, which was a pretty cool experience, at least for me anyway.

I could soon see the Mexican coast as we were starting our initial descent into Mexico City. A few minutes later we were flying in nothing but clouds and it got quite bumpy. I was wondering if it was going to be rainy in Mexico City as my friend had said it always does in the summer. Thankfully we were soon out of the clouds and I could see ahead and it looked quite sunny and nice. We were getting closer and closer to the ground below and I could even see what I think was Mexico City smog in the distance.





I was getting closer and closer to Mexico City and I was getting so excited to finally be there. During our descent we circled around the city before finally landing. I got a great view as we circled and saw a really huge Mexican flag on the ground below.

The airport looked as if they were adding panels of some sort to the outside of the terminal.







Anyway, we pulled in to gate 21 and then it was time to get off the plane and head to immigration zone M1. After getting my passport stamped (cool stamp!!!)...



I claimed my luggage at baggage claim 20 and then headed out into the arrival hall and then to look for the airport taxis.

As I was walking to the tax stand I noticed so many banks offering better exchange rates than I had gotten in Atlanta, oh well. The taxi from Benito Juarez Airport to the Camino Real Mexico City cost 172 pesos, but it was worth it. I called my friend as soon as I got into the taxi and talked for a little while before planning to meet up later. It felt so good to finally be in Mexico City. As the taxi drove out of the airport and towards the hotel I took in as much as I could. It’s always so nice to be in a new place and try to take in as much of it as you can so quickly.

I loved the architecture of the Camino Real hotel. It was quite stunning for a hotel built back in 1968!!

















While in Mexico City my friend and I visited Chapultepec Park and had a good time there. We visited the Castle as well as the Anthropology Museum. The views from the Castle were stunning! You really get a good idea of how large Mexico City really is. I didn’t tell my friend this, but I didn’t want to leave. I was having such a good time that day in the park. I wish I could have stayed longer, or even visited the zoo there. Here are some pictures…

Walking up to the Castle...





View from the Castle...





Tallest building in Latin America...

















We went down to this lake after the Castle, it was nice...





Walking to the Instituto National de Antropologia e Historia...





Cool fountain...









Driving back...





My last night in Mexico City made me remember a saying… “being there is everything.” I’ll never forget what a great time I had…It was truly a trip of many firsts.

Delta Air Lines
September 18, 2006
Flight # 252
Route: MEX-BMH-ATL ( - DIVERSION - due to low fuel/weather)
Aircraft: 737-800
Duration: 5:15

I woke up on Monday morning to another sunny day in Mexico City. I packed up the last of my things and made my way to the lobby to check out. I racked up a lot of charges from the internet café apparently, lol. I should have just taken my laptop, but oh well.

I took a cab outside of the hotel to the airport. I was surprised there really wasn’t much traffic at all on the way to the airport. It only took about 20 minutes to get there from the hotel in Polanco.



After arriving at the terminal (departure area F?) I checked in at the Delta counters. There was virtually nobody there, but I guess that was because I was a few hours early. Before I could actually check in my bags were screened. It made me wonder why isn’t this done as much in the US?



Anyway, I made my way to the gate area to wait for my flight. I got a little bored while waiting so I bought a National Geographic and sat down with that for a little while. I even managed to find some coffee for my dad in the duty free shop. I then found a nice spot to sit down in near the end of gate 19, which gave some pretty good views of arrivals into MEX. I even got to see an Iberia A340!! In the distance I could even see a silver and red 737-200 parked, which I believe was Republica?

Boarding was announced at 15:10 that afternoon, and we were soon on our way to Atlanta…or so we thought! We taxied out to the runway and I took a few shots along the way…









The takeoff roll was a bit long, but it was still very nice! It was however sad to see Mexico City fade away behind as we ascended into the clouds above.





I put on my iPod and listened to some tunes for a little while before lunch was served. This time I opted for the pasta, thinking it was the safe choice, sadly I was wrong again. The pasta was really nasty, but at least the salad was ok.

This was my last glimpse of Mexico…



The flight got very interesting at this point. We were over Georgia somewhere, and it was very cloudy and turbulent. We were flying in clouds most of the entire time we were circling before arriving into Atlanta. The pilot instructed the passengers and flight attendants to be seated because it was going to get pretty rough. It did for a little while, but then it subsided. We then continued to circle and circle and eventually the pilot announced that we had to divert to Birmingham, Alabama due to the weather in Atlanta still being bad and our low fuel situation.

Immediately after the pilot announced his intentions to divert the plane suddenly descended very rapidly and we were on the ground in less than 10 minutes in Alabama. Once we were on the ground we were told that we had to park in a remote area of the airport to be refueled since we were an international flight. We were not allowed to leave the plane, but the crew decided to put on another movie in the meantime as well as pass out small bottles of water...



I saw a few other Delta diversions come into Birmingham as well, even a 767-300 which parked next to us.

Getting more fuel to get to ATL...



The pilot came on after we got our fuel and announced we’d be heading to Atlanta shortly. Sure enough we were only in Birmingham for maybe 45 minutes and we soon made a short 30 minute flight to Atlanta.

We arrived into a wet Atlanta at gate E35. It was now 22:00 and I was wondering if my connection flight to Boston had departed yet or was delayed or even cancelled. After clearing immigration (thanks for the stamp Atlanta!)…



Delta Air Lines
September 18, 2006
Flight # 1578
Route: ATL-BOS
Aircraft: 737-800
Duration: 2:05

I soon found out that my flight to Boston was delayed until 23:26. What’s even stranger is that my flight to Boston was on the same plane that took me to Atlanta from Mexico City! I found this out because the flight to Boston was leaving from the same gate in Atlanta from which we arrived. I also talked to a lady at the gate in Atlanta who told me that the flight was delayed because our flight from Mexico City was diverted and they were waiting for the plane to come in from Birmingham.

Here’s a shot of the Atlanta Airport E Concourse…



Our flight didn’t exactly leave at 23:26. It was more like after midnight since we were waiting for a crew to come in from another flight to fly our flight up to Boston. The flight from Atlanta was relatively calm. Most people just slept on the flight it seemed. I was wide-awake the whole time staring up into the clear starlit sky. It was a good time to do some thinking…



As we began to descend into Boston I noticed that we were flying right over PVD !!! 15 minutes later we would be arriving onto runway 33L. The worst part of traveling always is coming home!

At 2:47 in the morning Logan Airport is quiet...



I have to say that I was very impressed with the service on Delta. Mexico City also gave me memories that I will never forget. I hope you all enjoyed this trip report and be sure to leave some comments and all…


Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
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User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9826 times:

Hello TUNisia,

I flew to MEX on Aeromexico from BOS back in April 2004 and loved the city of MEX. AM was nice. I think it helped that I was with people who knew the city because I don't know that I would go there on my own (I just have other cities higher on the list).

Nice hotel as well ... I always appreciate nice lodging.

Sounds like your trip with DL was pretty nice, at least to what I have experienced and what others have to say. You had meal service on the MEX-ATL-MEX legs !? While you report the food left to be desired I guess we should be impressed you got anything hot at all.

The diversion added a nice kick to your trip. I personally have been on only one flight that has diverted ... for us travel / airplane geeks it seems more exciting than troublesome lol.

How was the quality of the ground staff and cabin crew staff ? I always try to rate a "smile factor".

Looks like from your other reports you get to do a good amount of world traveling, well done.



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineUnited767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9817 times:

Nice report and great pics. How are DL 737-800s? Although I always want to get to where I am going right away, while flying I hope for a diversion deep inside, that way I get a extra take off and landing.  wink 


I wish UA flew mainline to MYR, that way you wouldn't be stuck in a smelly Saturn for 12 hours.
User currently offlineIB6400 From Mexico, joined Jun 1999, 247 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9813 times:

Hey!

Awesome pics!! It's nice to see pictures of your hometown from a tourist point of view!

I'm surprised you didn't say something about Mexican food...
By the way... that Camino Real Hotel is amazing! Best hotel chain resort company in Mexico in my opinion.

¡Enhorabuena!

Best turbulences,

Joaquín  Smile
Mexico City



Yo soy yo más mis circunstancias - J. Ortega y Gasset
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9750 times:

Quoting Flpuck6 (Reply 1):
Nice hotel as well ... I always appreciate nice lodging.

Yes, the hotel was quite nice! The beds were VERY comfortable as well. Much nicer than a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper IMHO. The hotel should really be a landmark because it really is a beautiful piece of architecture/art.

Quoting Flpuck6 (Reply 1):
You had meal service on the MEX-ATL-MEX legs !?

Surprisingly, but it at least should have been edible, lol.

Quoting Flpuck6 (Reply 1):
The diversion added a nice kick to your trip.

Ya, I was always wondering when my first diverted flight would happen. There was some dude onthe flight who got quite pissed. After the pilot said we would divert he kept pushing his FA call button, very annoying.

Quoting Flpuck6 (Reply 1):
How was the quality of the ground staff and cabin crew staff ? I always try to rate a "smile factor".

The cabin staff was miles and miles ahead of the cabin staff I've experienced on many AA flights. Very friendly and caring with a sense of humor too. I liked Delta cabin crews a lot. They reminded me of the way TWA employees used to be!

Quoting Flpuck6 (Reply 1):
Looks like from your other reports you get to do a good amount of world traveling, well done.

Not nearly enough. There's a long list of places I'm dying to visit... India, Saudi Arabia (won't happen ever probably), Brasil, Chile, Australia, Libya, Lebanon, Malawi... and the list goes on.

Quoting United767 (Reply 2):
Nice report and great pics. How are DL 737-800s?

They are quite nice. I prefer them to A319/20 actually.

Quoting United767 (Reply 2):
that way I get a extra take off and landing.

Yeah.. BUT no actual frequent flier mileage for the diversion  

Quoting IB6400 (Reply 3):
I'm surprised you didn't say something about Mexican food...

That's because I didn't eat any :P My stomach is quite sensitive.. but I didn't get sick once on the trip, nor did I get sick on my two visits to Egypt which is supposed to make you sick even if you breathe the air, lolol.

Quoting IB6400 (Reply 3):
Best turbulences

turbulence is FUN !!! 

[Edited 2006-09-20 06:25:32]


Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 9564 times:

Quoting TUNisia (Reply 4):
Yeah.. BUT no actual frequent flier mileage for the diversion

Hello again,

Perhaps you should try asking for those miles due to the diversion. I'm sure Delta will pan it off with the whole "we don't control the weather" deal though. I know Air France deposits miles when people miss their connection or simply have a bad commercial experience ... but the only way I know that is because my friernd is Platinum with them, so I can't be sure how well that will work.



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 9535 times:

Quoting TUNisia (Thread starter):
One of the great things about travel is that you are what you are right then and there, and the experiences from your journey are sealed forever in your mind. Nobody can ever take them away from you and nobody will ever understand how much joy you’ve experienced. You take comfort in knowing that you stepped out and went as far as you did. It’s sad to come home at the end of it all, but you’re comforted with the fact that you have more journeys ahead of you, and the thoughts of those good things will always be with you.

I think no truer words have been spoken about trips. That is exactly how I envision my trips to be, full of good memories no one can ever take away from me.

Excellenr report and really enjoyed the pictures!

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 9505 times:

Great trip report. I hope you enjoyed flying DL. Its very strange you had the same plane from MEX.

MCOflyer



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 9446 times:
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TUNisia,

Excellent report! The pictures from your flights and of Mexico City are great. It looks like all your flights weren't too busy. That's interesting about the diversion; I've never experienced something like that. I like Delta a lot, I have enjoyed all of my flights with them.

Looking forward to more reports!

767747


User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 9426 times:

Quoting Flpuck6 (Reply 5):
Perhaps you should try asking for those miles due to the diversion.

Maybe I will, but I don't think it would be much more other than a 500 mile credit or something.

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 6):
That is exactly how I envision my trips to be, full of good memories no one can ever take away from me.

Thanks for the kind words! Words can't even express how great of a time I had.

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 7):
Its very strange you had the same plane from MEX.

What's even stranger is that I was in the SAME SEAT for both flights as well. 23F !!!

Quoting 767747 (Reply 8):
Excellent report!

Thanks  Smile



Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineMCMAHONSMR From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 9350 times:

Amazing report. I'm off to MEX tomorrow afternoon on an MX 318 and your pics have gotten me psyched for the trip. Looks like MEX has undergone some renovations since my trip there last year.

I'm so disappointed I won't be in a Camino Real. When I go to Mexico City I stay in the Southern part of the city so that really limits the choices. Last year I stayed in the Royal Pedregal, which was just OK. This year I booked a room in the Radisson Paraiso Perisur, which looks better. But the day after booking that I found out Camino Real just opened a new hotel minutes away . . .

Will try and post a report on my return . . .


User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2069 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 9257 times:

Great report. I flew through MEX back in April 2005 - I never left the airport (just changed planes on way to/from the city of Hermosillo) but I was amazed how busy it was, and I love the location right in the middle of the city.

Quoting TUNisia (Thread starter):
The airport looked as if they were adding panels of some sort to the outside of the terminal.

Those panels are horrible! The view from the terminal windows was great last year, and then they put up those awful panels that basically block any view of the airfield. Horrible, horrible, horrible.


User currently offlineJmy007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 9226 times:

Great Report!
On your second passport stamp pciture (form ATL) where is the other stamps from besides the Heathrow one (the one in arabic)

Thanks!



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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 9191 times:

Quoting Jsnww81 (Reply 11):
Those panels are horrible! The view from the terminal windows was great last year, and then they put up those awful panels that basically block any view of the airfield. Horrible, horrible, horrible.

I agree! You can't even see out the windows really and it lets a lot less light in. I was wondering if they put them up for security reasons or what??

Quoting Jmy007 (Reply 12):
On your second passport stamp pciture (form ATL) where is the other stamps from besides the Heathrow one (the one in arabic)

Tunisia... it's located between Algeria and Libya. I went in the summer of 2004. It was a very memorable place to visit.



Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 9122 times:

Hey, nice trip report! Great pictures and all. I'm glad you had a great time in our city! It's an amazing place full of things to do, contrary to popular belief.

Quoting MCMAHONSMR (Reply 10):
Last year I stayed in the Royal Pedregal,



Quoting MCMAHONSMR (Reply 10):
This year I booked a room in the Radisson Paraiso Perisur, which looks better. But the day after booking that I found out Camino Real just opened a new hotel minutes away . . .

Hey, these three hotels are less than 5 minutes from where I live ( specially the Royal which is in the corner of my street), perhaps we should organize a small a.net meeting haha,. If you need anything feel free to ask!

Cheers



KLM- The Best Airline in the World!
User currently offlineBEYBOS From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8836 times:

Hey,
Like always an excellent report.
Mexico seems like a fun city,
Just one quetion though, what do you think of the air quality there ? is it as bad as media present it ?
p.s ; Hey Matthew I'm spotting at the moment from my university library ( great view of Logan  Wink)
Elia



Fly with me today & forget me tomorrow
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8793 times:

Quoting BEYBOS (Reply 15):
Just one quetion though, what do you think of the air quality there ? is it as bad as media present it ?

It's not like the air up in Quebec, LOLOL, but it's not THAT bad. It is worse than Cairo though.

Quoting BEYBOS (Reply 15):
p.s ; Hey Matthew I'm spotting at the moment from my university library ( great view of Logan )

Lucky! send me a message sometime soon and maybe we can go spotting together...



Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7632 posts, RR: 43
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8482 times:

TUNisia, I really liked your report. It is fantastic and the pics are great. I am truly happy that you had so much fun while you were here. Indeed Mexico City is a great place that deserves a try. And I am glad you arrived after the protesters removed their tents from Paseo de la Reforma, otherwise you would have had an ugly scenery.

Any chance you will come back for a longer vacation? There are so many things inside and away from the city that are fantastic.

Quoting IB6400 (Reply 3):
Camino Real Hotel is amazing! Best hotel chain resort company in Mexico

Maybe Quinta Real is a better hotel chain. I can't say for sure. In any case, the Mexico City Camino Real is a splendid hotel... I love dining at the many great restaurants they have!



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8458 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 17):
Any chance you will come back for a longer vacation?

I'd love to go back down right now if I could... I can't wait to get back down there either. I miss it so much... so much.

Thanks for the kind words.



Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8179 times:

Quoting TUNisia (Thread starter):
One of the great things about travel is that you are what you are right then and there, and the experiences from your journey are sealed forever in your mind. Nobody can ever take them away from you and nobody will ever understand how much joy you’ve experienced. You take comfort in knowing that you stepped out and went as far as you did. It’s sad to come home at the end of it all, but you’re comforted with the fact that you have more journeys ahead of you, and the thoughts of those good things will always be with you.

Glad I found a soul mate! That's exactly what I feel every time I have the chance to travel. As I've said before, I work just for the sake of traveling... LOL.

Great report.


User currently offlineFCYTravis From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1191 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7828 times:

Great report... I agree, having been there twice now on racing business trips, MEX is a fantastic place... amazingly diverse, beautiful areas (some not-so-beautiful but any city has those...) and wow, can you say rabid racing fans? I can't wait to go back in March.

I was lucky enough to stay at the MEX Four Seasons last year... talk about world-class facilities!



USAir A321 service now departing for SFO with fuel stops in CAK, COS and RNO. Enjoy your flight.
User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7545 times:

Let me first say this was a very nice report. Your Mexico City hotel does indeed look swanky, it's actually where part of last year's Pierce Brosnan flick "The Matador" was filmed. Sure beats the Holiday Inn I stayed at.


"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7493 times:

Quoting CMK10 (Reply 21):
Let me first say this was a very nice report. Your Mexico City hotel does indeed look swanky, it's actually where part of last year's Pierce Brosnan flick "The Matador" was filmed.

Thanks... I wish my amazing "tour guide" told me that :P

I'll have to rent the movie now.



Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineBridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 717 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7408 times:

Hey that was an awesome trip report and I love the pictures. I have never had any interest in visiting MEX until reading this... I am trying to decide where to head for my vacation in two weeks! Maybe it'll be MEX!

User currently offlineXAAPB From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 6679 times:

TUNisia,
Great trip report, great pictures! Glad you enjoyed you stayed in Mexico City!

Quoting TUNisia (Thread starter):
I agree! You can't even see out the windows really and it lets a lot less light in. I was wondering if they put them up for security reasons or what??

I read in another forum that those horrible things are part of the renewal of the terminal, they really know how to screw up things... but well!

Hope to read more trip reports from you!
Cheers



Jorge Meneses
25 Post contains images Mke717spotter : Great report + pictures! Looks like you had fun in Mexixo, I'm going to Cancun in a week.
26 Aaden : great report, I loved the pictures. I will look forward to reading the next one
27 Kovi17 : Great trip report and pics!
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