Moving Abroad: Location, Location, Location

I will be moving to Mexico City next week to begin school at International House. For the visual learners out there, this is where I will be going.

Mexico City is also called Distrito Federal or D.F., since the city is its own political entity. The city has roughly 22 million people across 573 square miles. It is divided into 16 boroughs and each borough consists of multiple colonias or districts. I will be in Colonia Hipódromo Condesa, which is located in the Cuauhtémoc Borough.

According to US News & World Report, Colonia Condesa is one of the trendiest neighborhoods. According to Frommer’s travel guide, the Condesa and Roma districts offer some of the hippest cafes, restaurants, and art galleries. It is very comforting to know that in one of the biggest cities in the world, I have chosen one of the most popular spots.

The accommodation I chose while in Mexico City is at Hostel 333. Social media (i.e. Facebook, TripAdvisor, Foursquare) have been extremely helpful when choosing accommodation. I was able to read numerous reviews, before deciding on this particular place. The hostel offers a bed with linens, lockers, laundry, continental breakfast, and the ideal location. The building is very close to top attractions and only a 20 minute walk to International House.

I am so happy to be able to use these internet resources with honest reviews when researching where to stay in Mexico City. I know that this young neighborhood and lively hostel would not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I personally could not be more excited about where I’ve decided to stay. 😀

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