Tuesday, January 27, 2015

No Time For Sightseeing - Mexico City


It was a long day yesterday.  You know how I hate hotel beds. The air in Mexico City is very dry and it makes my skin dry and itchy.  Sunday night I tossed and turned with fears of something in my bed.  It's becoming a real phobia to sleep in hotel beds.   Although I'm in a very nice hotel and well-located, it still bugs me (no pun intended).

The meeting started at 9 a.m., we had a great break for lunch but not time to do anything else.  We stayed until six in the afternoon and then out for drinks and dinner.  No doubt it was fun but I really wanted to get together with my friend Darren who lives here in D.F.  I now know I will be back and probably with some frequency. 

Mexico City is a wonderful place as many of you know and it is very cosmopolitan.   It's nice to be in a place that offers so much in terms of tourism, food and theater.  I should be home before eight this evening.  I left my car at the airport. 

I'm not suffering and I'm with a great group of consultants. 


  1. I'm with you on the hotel bed thing! We tried motels and condos our first year travelling and we hated it. Needed my own bed and my own stuff.

  2. IIRC it's a few drips of lavender essential oil mixed with an ounce or two of water sprayed around a hotel room that will help with at least relocating bed bugs. You might Google "Essential oil for bed bugs" and see what else will help. I've had good luck using essential oils for a lot of things in the last two - three years. Try to get a good quality brand though.

  3. Lavender and a few other oils. You can buy 2-3 oz spray bottles in most drug stores to carry with you. We take oils with us when we go to the Caribbean.

  4. Sorry to hear about your concerns re the hotel rooms. We use lavender oil to keep the bugs like noseeums and mosquitoes aways so Nancy likely has a point. Have only been to Mexico City once and I loved it. Hope to visit again.

    1. Hi Contessa, mine is paranoia. Here in Mexico they still use the poison that has been outlawed in the U.S. The U.S. has a terrible problem. It's all in my head when it comes to hotels in Mexico. :) SLDS