Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dana and Raul's Wedding

To fully enjoy the rich culture of Mexico City we invite guests to make a vacation out of our wedding celebration week. Wedding activities (see below) will be planned from the evening of February 19th-22nd and a wedding block has been reserved at the Camino Real Hotel in the Polanco/Chapultepec Park neighborhood. Click here for more detailed information about the hotel and room rates that are being offered to you at a discount. Be sure to mention that you are part of the Cordova/Wynne wedding.

< Please see the guide to your left for more information on neighborhoods to visit, attractions, museums, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and health and safety concerns. 

Friday, August 29, 2008

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, February 19 - 10:30pm
Welcome drinks, AREA Bar at Hotel Habita
Col. Polanco, Masaryk 201

Friday, February 20 - 10:30pm
Drinks at Sky Bar
Col. Polanco, Masaryk 133

Saturday, February 21 - 4:15pm
Bus leaves from lobby of Hotel Camino Real to Saks Restaurant

Saturday, February 21 - 6:00pm
Wedding (Reception to follow), Saks Restaurant
Col. Joya, Insurgentes Sur 4342

Sunday, February 22 - 2pm
Goodbye Lunch, location TBD

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Neighborhood Photos (Colonias)


Hotel Habita

Chapultepec Castle

Antara Mall


Gallery OMR

Hotel Casona



Jardin del Centenario



San Angel


El Centro (Downtown)
Bellas Artes 


Lucha Libre Wrestler

Monday, June 9, 2008

Airport Transportation

By Taxi: Buy an airport sitio taxi ticket from the clearly marked taxi booth inside the terminal (nowhere else) and take your ticket outside to the line of taxis. There will be an official taxi chief who will direct you to the next taxi in line. These taxis are white with yellow doors and have "Transportacion Terrestre" painted on the outside with a picture of an airplane. A sedan will be about 172 pesos ($17) and van about 250 pesos ($25). Sometimes numerous men will try to help you with your bags, they are just looking for your American tip, but it can be a little overwhelming, say no gracias politely and just let your driver handle your bags. Be sure to tell your driver you are going Hotel Camino Real in Polanco, as there are numerous branches of the hotel chain in other parts of the city. 

Camino Real Shuttle Service: You can also arrange in advance for the hotel's shuttle service to pick you up, which is a good option if a larger group is coming in at the same time. They currently offer service for 4 for $65, 8 for $75, or 14 for $140. Contact the concierge for more info and to make arrangements.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Air Travel

If you are traveling from the Northeast, we recommend you go through Miami (or New York or Newark). It is the shortest route, a smaller airport to navigate and will get you out of the snow storm zone faster. Dallas is your second option, but it's sometimes a hassle because the airport is huge and the international terminal is far from the domestic--immigration is also much more strict there. For those of you traveling from the Northwest and Midwest, we obviously don't have as much experience with that, but it looks like LA, Dallas and Phoenix are your best options. (Keep in mind casual activities will be planned from the evening of the 19th - 22nd)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Mexico City Images

Streets Scenes

Angel de Independencia

Boats of Xochimilco

Typical Street Vendor

VW Bug Taxis (and traffic)

View of Polanco from roof deck of Camino Real


El Centro with Zocalo

View from the plane at night

El Angel de Independencia

Bellas Artes Building

Castilo Chapultepec

Crazy Mountain

Taco Stand in Tlalpan

Hotel Condesa DF

View photos from our past visits to el D.F.