Mexico City, Wednesday

Four days in and I'm loving the coffee maker...

Still here in Condesa.

Sitting at my desk at the window. I documented the Italian Coffee maker for Stacy.

Water goes in the bottom container.  There is a small cup for fresh coffee grounds in between the two halves.  Steam from the bottom rises through the grounds and is caught in the top container.  You pour that into your foamy milk.

The milk foamer is the bomb.  Pour in some milk, it heats it up and foams the milk.

Daily observations.

With very few dishes, I find I pretty much wash something as soon as I use it.  I have been making a concerted effort to clean up after myself. I make the bed as soon as I wake up.  And I try to keep my room picked up. Again, with very few things it is easier to do.  I make my oatmeal in the morning, putting a plate over the bowl because there is no cling wrap.  It works.  Leave it in the fridge for an hour and I have a decent breakfast.

Yesterday, I had three meals.

  1. Oatmeal for breakfast.
  2. Chicken Sandwich from Bread Boss for lunch
  3. Made two of my own sandwiches for dinner

I went to Walmart and bought the last of the ingredients for lunch.  I picked up mustard and Mayo.  The Mexicans like Mayo with Lime. I may try that.  I got some fresh bread. I don't know how long it will last.

I made two Turkey Ham sandwiches.  One at 5:30 and another an hour later when I realized I was still hungry.  I may have to do something about vegetables. It's also interesting that nearly every American thing to eat has a warning label on it.  It's either:

  • High in salt
  • High in fat
  • High in sugar

Unexpected things

When I bought my eSim (which seems to be working now) - I discovered that I could not rent a bike because I cannot receive texts from my bank. When the Ecobici app tries to run my credit card to pay for a day pass both Chase and Citi declined the transactions.  I'm going to need to call Chase to let them know I'm traveling.

That is kind of a weird thing - so many institutions assume you have access to cellular and texting.  I probably need to turn my phone on once in a while to check voice messages.

Or at least update my voice mail to indicate how to best reach me.