From one city of 20 million people to another, the contrasts of Tokyo and Mexico City are dramatic and predictable…

Tokyo is about order and function and reliability. Everything has its place. The trains run on time, everytime and in amongst the concrete jungle, there’s a great sense of fun.

This is where the similarity ends and whilst residents of this great city we’re briefly visiting know how to have fun, they drive up one-way streets, navigate pavements that resemble jigsaws and pack crowded trains only to be bombarded with people selling pirate cd’s, marker pens and some (quite good looking) bakery items…

So, after a handful of time zones and 15 hours of traveling, we arrived and submerged into the city, exploring markets, cathedrals, the home of Frida Kahlo and of course, the cheap (20 cents a trip) and very useful subway system.

Without any prior expectations, we both agree that this is one happening place! From the designer homewares shops to rooftop bars to ultra-tasty tacos bought on a street corner, Mexico City is a city well worth a visit!

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