I recently had the chance to soak in the awesomeness of the Mexican capital city for a handful of days. Friends had shared their overwhelmingly positive stories and I was expecting big things. This charming city did not disappoint. With a staggering 21.2 million people in the metropolitan area, CDMX (as it is known) digests influences from around the world. When 2018’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list was announced recently, Mexico City had 2 restaurants in the top 20. One more than either New York, Paris, or London. That’s a big deal. Add to this, that in 2017 Licorería Limantour was awarded 14th best in the World's 50 Best Bars. Wandering around the lush art deco neighbourhoods of La Condesa and Colonia Roma, you feel like you’re a world away from the craziness of Centro Histórico. Breaking from the serene, it’s also fun to join the crowds on Calle Madero and be carried along with the tide. Throw in some amazing history and the art of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and Mexico City stacks up pretty impressively. To top it off, Mexico is home to one of the greatest spirits in the world: Mezcal.