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San Angel

The place to be on a Saturday

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GO and I headed to San Angel, a neighbourhood of Mexico City, arriving just before 10 am. The crowds were already gathering, the artists were setting up in the plaza and the line for Saks, our breakfast place of choice, was growing quickly.

San Angel has a number of well preserved (or restored!) building from colonial times filled with restaurants and shops displaying arts and crafts of every type. Every Saturday, there is also an outdoor market so it makes a great place to visit if you are prepared for crowds.

It didn't take long to be seated at Saks (incredibly efficient staff and great service) we enjoyed a delicious, filling brunch.

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We then wandered the streets, popping into shops that held courtyards behind their facades, enjoying the live music and being constantly tempted to buy handmade artifacts. The display of artwork in the Plaza San Jacinto was incredible and I managed to find a small enough piece to fit in my hand luggage.

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At 1pm it was time for me to head to the airport, so GO drove me. It started raining heavily as we drove- hopefully the artists were able to cover their artwork in time! The main Dia de Muertos parade is also on this afternoon so hopefully that can still continue.

For me, though, its time to head home to Santiago. Have only spent 5 of the past 11 weeks with my husband so I'm keen to see him!!

Posted by sonjamcf 16:10 Archived in Mexico

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