mexico city day 1, 2

though my popularity and standing here in america has waned, i still seem to have appeal in other countries such as mexico
though my popularity and standing here in america has waned, i still seem to have appeal in other countries such as mexico

i'm going to judge a skate contest. lets go! er, vamos!
i’m going to judge a skate contest. lets go! er, vamos!

things were pretty cool immediately upon my arrival
things were pretty cool immediately upon my arrival

claudia, my envoy
claudia, my envoy

i realized just how rusty my spanish was when i ordered squid ink fettucini accidentally. this was easily the lamest thing i have ever ordered.
i realized just how rusty my spanish was when i ordered squid ink fettucini accidentally. this was easily the lamest thing i have ever ordered.

squid ink? wtf.
squid ink? wtf.

so, the next morning i felt better.
so, the next morning i felt better.

they are serious about their suffering here
they are serious about their suffering here

bootleg.
bootleg.

shopping.
shopping.

carne asada
carne asada

i didnt even take pictures of the weird stuff like peacocks. my guides told me downstairs in the black market section they had everything but pandas.
i didnt even take pictures of the weird stuff like peacocks. my guides told me downstairs in the black market section they had everything but pandas.

this is santa muerte the saint of death worshipped by criminals. more on him later.
this is santa muerte the saint of death worshipped by criminals. more on him later.

i would have bought this crown of thorns if it were less impossible to put in my luggage
i would have bought this crown of thorns if it were less impossible to put in my luggage

uh, is there a weird baby jesus doctor in the house?
uh, is there a weird baby jesus doctor in the house?

pet lions.
pet lions.

this is German's pet lion, Topcat.
this is German’s pet lion, Topcat.

i found mr. T
i found mr. T

he's selling meat grills on a mexican infomercial at 3 am. fuuuuuck. but dont pity this fool
he’s selling meat grills on a mexican infomercial at 3 am. fuuuuuck. but dont pity this fool