With all the streets named after rivers, the neighbourhood is a mixture of bustling banks, businesses and offices during the week, and quiet, tranquil streets at the weekend, with local shops, cafes, and restaurants. There are glass high rises, and elegant colonial buildings..
My apartment building is modern, and my abode has been labelled "El Palacio Rojo" ( The Red Palace ) for obvious reasons.... the light and the colours here make vibrancy a natural choice..
I have been inspired by the chillis and limes of Mexico, and the apartment is stuffed full of fabulous folk art by artisans from every region of Mexico. How many pieces can you spot in "Kitsch Korner" ??
Outside the contrast continues from posh, upmarket hotels (complete with freelance, abseiling windowcleaners... )
to humble, long-established taco stands. Street stalls are the best in Mexico City and Cuauhtemoc is no exception. Here is Julio Cesar preparing my favourite "Gringa" taco of roast pork, pineapple, and Oaxaca cheese...
It is a barrio whereby you can go for a chilled-out Sunday morning cycle ride along Paseo Reforma....
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