King’s Landing and the Red Keep

Started the day with breakfast at a cafe in one of the many squares off of the Main Street. There was a farmers market, though mainly it was touristy stuff, like the candies orange peel – so delicious!!

Spent the rest of the day tramping around the city looking at gorgeous views and the various shoot locations for Game of Thrones.

Cold beer with a spectacular view at Buza – watching the sea and the cliff jumpers. Then dinner at Stars Loza – ridiculous grilled bread with an assortments of butters and fish entrees, tuna and sea bass.

Hanging out @ Schiphol

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brouwerij_’t_IJ

Delays out of DC due to paperwork/maintenance and then a ground stop due to lightning, put us into AMS with just enough time to make our connection if only United hadn’t preemptively off-boarded us. New routing via Frankfurt with time to kill in both Schiphol and Frankfurt before reaching Dubrovnik @ 4 hours off schedule. Not bad, all things considered since we’d already written off today as travel/time adjustment/decompression.

Mexico City – last day

Not much time on the last day, but we did walk back to the park.  We considered the Museum of History, but decided to wait for another time. 

Next time:  the pyramids, this neighborhood – see link below, and the Frida Kahlo museum. 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/01/02/505611681/in-mexico-city-a-technicolor-borough-serves-up-tasty-street-foods-on-water?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170102

Mexico City – New Years Day

Day 3 – Explored the Condesa and Roma neighborhoods.   Enjoyed walking on Amsterdam Ave.  Made our way to Mercado Roma – a hip and trendy market and food court with a biergarten on top.   Other than being slammed, making seating a challenge, it was a good time!   The biergarten was less crowded and gave us an opportunity to relax and enjoy the mostly sunny day. 

Mexico City – New Years Eve

Day 2 – walked down to the Alameda, Zocalo, National Palace and National Cathedral.   

Lunch and mojitos at Le Casa de Los Sirenas.  The food here is amazing!!

Had some wine in the best concierge club EVER before heading outside to check out the festivities.   It took a while for the crowd to build, but the music was lively.  Finally the countdown and fireworks at midnight!

Mexico City

Day 1 – walked to the Museum of Anthropology and explores the surrounding park.  Had beers at La Terazza around the corner from the hotel and then took a disco nap before getting ready to go out with Gabriel and Claudio.  

Dinner at Los  Danzantes http://www.losdanzantes.com/about-2/ in the Coyoácan neighborhood south of the city.   

Walked through the squares and markets – tried some mole from Puebla that was amazing and a drink called espuma de cacao.