Tips to Live Like a Local in Roma Norte, Mexico City
We heard Colonia Roma is Mexico City’s hippest neighborhood and it lived up to the hype.
It was a pleasure walking down its tree-lined streets past art deco mansions, street art, sidewalk cafes, vintage and streetwear shops, all while people-watching local “Chilangos” (pastel blue hair seemed to be “in” with the ladies) and listening to punk music playing from open windows.
We lived in Roma Norte for over two weeks. Here are our tips to live like a local.
Say buenos dias/buenos tardes to everyone you meet or pass on the street.
Use Metro Insurgentes to get around. Uber is cheap, but Mexico City’s public transportation is one of the cheapest in the world. One fare costs 5 pesos - just a little more than a quarter! It also might save you time if you're traveling during rush hour when traffic gets really bad.
Drinks & Nightlife
Smile because you’re waking up in one of the best cities in the world. :)