Unsettled’s Endless Summer Series: Mexico City Edition
“As a city, it is always compelling. But every day in Mexico City, I give thanks that I am alive.” – Alejandro González Iñárritu
Frida Kahlo’s famous cobalt-blue home, all the taco stands and mezcal haunts you could ever imagine, and over 160 museums in this cultural capital — and this just skims the surface. We are venturing down into Mexico City’s thriving underground scene for one week, October 5-12. We are making the heartbeat that pulses through CDMX our very own.
Fun Facts about Mexico City:
CDMX (Ciudad de México) is one of the oldest continuously inhabited areas in the Western Hemisphere.
Mexico City is surrounded by mountains on all sides, and many of them were once volcanoes.
CDMX is super green, and not only because there is a natural reserve within the very city, Desierto de los Leones.
Mexico City has more museums than New York City and Chicago combined.
Before European colonization, the Aztec’s called the city, the capital of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan, which means “among the prickly pears [growing among] rocks”.
Unsettled Facts about Mexico City:
- Many members of the Unsettled team call CDMX home!
- We hosted our first Unsettled: Mexico City retreat in October, 2018.
- This will be our third urban adventure in Mexico’s (and you could say Latin America’s) cultural capital.
- We hosted our first ever Moleskine | Unsettled retreat in CDMX in June 2019.
- On Unsettled: Mexico City, we live in the heart of the city’s most walkable neighbourhood – La Condesa.
What are our Mexico City alumni saying?:
“It’s rare to go to a city that feels so laid back… but also so full of life and color. It truly has the kindest people. They welcome foreigners. They share their culture, and have such a rich one. And I LOVE how green it is! Plants everywhere… and incredible weather since it’s at a high elevation. There’s an unlimited amount of things to do here.” – Katie Rodgers, Moleskine | Unsettled Mexico City 2019 alum
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When Instagram’s favorite artist and illustrator @paperfashion joins us for the launch Moleskine | Unsettled experience in Mexico City, things start to get really creative. Known for her shadow dance artwork, playful drawings, vibrant workspace, and unique art aesthetic, Katie from @paperfashion is getting a taste of what it means to escape your routine, redefine productivity and shake up the creative process, the Unsettled way 🎨 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For the next 24 hours, Katie is taking over our account to share her creative process, favorite spots in Mexico City, her sketching inspiration… and basically anything and everything you have ever wanted to know about @paperfashion. WATCH OUR STORIES TO ASK KATIE QUESTIONS for the next 24 hours 💬 . #BeUnsettled #EmbraceTheUnknown #Wanderlust #LoveToTravel #PassionPassport #RoamthePlanet #LifeOfAdventure #KeepExploring #Moleskine #Sketching #PaperFashion #MoleskineUnsettled #UnsettledMexico #MexicoCity #Mexico
Some more reading from our community on living Unsettled in Mexico City:
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“What are the chances when two alumni who did #UnsettledMedellin together, meet another alumni for the first time in transport atop the same hot air balloon in CDMX? And in a city of MILLIONS?” This Mexico City alumni reunion was too serendipitous for any of us to even dream about it. Brava @claremarie_21, @mraecrites and @lizgray514 for capturing this magic. . #BeUnsettled #EmbraceTheUnknown #UnsettledMexico #Wanderlust #SoloTravel #LoveToTravel #PassionPassport #RemoteWork #WorkandTravel #WorkFromAnywhere #CDMX #MexicoCity