One of the things that I missed on my first visit to Mexico City is viewing the city from the hotel’s rooftop! And I’m very glad to have been sent here the second time. Of course, I made sure to take photos. I couldn’t forgive myself if I fail to do so this time.
The first thing that I do after checking in at a hotel is to take out all my toiletries and just dump everything at the bathroom counter top. However, after coming back from work, this sight made me smile:
The cleaning lady patiently laid sheets of facial tissue and arranged my stuff on it. A few days later, the sheets were replaced by a face towel.
At the San Isidro Corporate Housing, they go the extra mile.
I was planning to take photos when I arrive at the Benito Juárez International Airport but there was a huge crowd at the arrival area. Unlike Paris, there was no express lane and it took me a long while to go through the immigration. Fortunately, my phone’s international roaming feature was working so I was able to locate the company driver. It was Wednesday night but the traffic was bad. My first impression of Mexico City: a bit like Metro Manila. I arrived at the hotel 30 minutes after we left the airport.
The receptionists speak excellent English so I had no problem checking in. And my room at the San Isidro Corporate Housing is huge and lovely – the condominium unit I’ve always dreamed of owning.
Except for the rice cooker, the unit has everything you need to cook. It even has a dishwasher!
There’s no bath tub, but the bathroom is huge and it comes with a good hair blower.
I’ve seen in the hotel’s website that there’s a gym and sauna but after a month stay here, I have never been there. I’d love to but I’m ashamed to admit it, I don’t know how to use most gym equipment! And, what do I wear when going to the sauna? *_*
The company booked me at the Hotel Real Oeiras, which is about 20 minutes from the airport by cab. On my way to the hotel, I fell in love with Portugal because of the lovely houses, the green hills, the bluest skies, and interesting cloud formations. Above all, I had a wonderful stay at the charming Hotel Real Oeiras. I know I should not compare it with my accommodation in Paris, but I can’t help it. Hotel Oeiras is way cheaper than Hotel Innova but the service is superb, not to mention the inclusive, delicious, and visually-appetizing breakfast buffet!
I finally managed to create an account at PhotoBucket, thus the slide show above. If it doesn’t show up, I suppose you would have to refresh the page.
I need to invest a lot of time again migrating to PhotoBucket and replace the photos with slide shows, for the sake of consistency. Wish me luck! *_*