The last flight with Volaris would come with going back to Mexico City from Cancun. While this was still a longer flight than the first two, it was pretty pleasant as it came with being able to enjoy the views out the window as the flights before I had an aisle seat, which I tend to favor for the sake of being able to get up more easily. But for a day like today, it was a nice change of scenery for a flight.
Upon arrival back to Mexico City, I would need to get over to the hotel I was staying at for this visit, which was located in the town of Santa Fe, which was over on the other side of Mexico City from the airport. Now, I could have taken an Uber strait to the hotel, but I decided to see what Google Maps would tell me to do if I went with public transit to get over there. The routing showed taking two subways before switching to a bus, so I ultimately decided to take the two subways, and then get an Uber from where I was supposed to switch to a bus for the rest of the ride.
The subways of Mexico City made getting around the city pretty easy during my time there, although I will say that those who may be apprehensive about crowded spaces, these subways can get really busy and packed at times. Women and Children can take advantage of the end cars as they are specially designated for them, so that they can feel a bit easier about potential safety concerns, and in general the trains for several of the lines are pretty dated and some a bit rough looking, but in my experience during this visit I found that they were a great way to get around for a low cost as it was just five pesos per ride.
It did take a while to get to my hotel as there was really heavy traffic from where I exited the second subway to get an Uber, so when I finally arrived that afternoon, I decided to enjoy an easier going evening in the room while doing some video organizing. The hotel for the remainder of my trip would be the Holiday Inn Express Santa Fe, and that evening I decided to try the restaurant that was in the same building that was call Taquearte. In the grand scheme of things, this may have been my favorite restaurant of the trip as the food was FANTASTIC! I tried their tortilla soup which was incredible and a Bistec Costra, which was steak in a crispy cheese served with tortillas. I did come back again a couple times since the place was so good, and what was probably my favorite item of all was the Bistec Volcan. Essentially you had a crispy tortilla that was covered with steak and melted cheese, as if it was supposed to be the Mexico version of a Philly cheesesteak.
The next morning, I would take an Uber to a metro station that was closer than the one I had exited the day before so as to get into Mexico City, and while I did a little bit of wondering through the city, I would find my way to a large city park in the Northeast of Mexico City called Bosque de Aragon. This large city park had a lot of open space that surrounded a small lake in the middle with playgrounds, picnic areas, and what drew me to it was that it had a couple of small ride areas, one of which had a roller coaster. It took a bit of a hike to find it as the park maps did show where the ride areas were, but did not say what kinds of rides that had there, so it was a trial and error experience in locating it.
Eventually though, I did find the rides area with the coaster toward the opposite side of the park from the Metro station. The coaster, Feliz Dragon, may have been one of the most rickety, possibly-going-to-collapse-any-minute coasters I have ever ridden. This thing seemed to have had its track shaped the same way people try to straighten out coat hangers by hand. On top of that, some of the cars floors had small holes for general wear of riders, so I’m kind of glad I did it once and have the credit.
As the day went into the afternoon, it was time to head back to the heart of Mexico City to check out some of the festivities that were being held for Dia de los Muertos!
See more of the 2018 Mexico Trip:
1: The Journey South / 2: A Day in Monterrey / 3: More Mexican Coasters / 4: Exploring Guadalajara /
5: Looking for Guadalajara Coasters / 6: Selva Magica / 7: A Night of Lucha Libre / 8: Cancun / 9: Back to Mexico City /
10: Día de los Muertos Parade / 11: La Feria Chapultepec Magico / 12: Six Flags Mexico / 13: ¡Kataplum! /
14: Día de los Muertos in Mixqic