13 April, 2021

I was able to get an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccine – in Seattle. Not sure which it is. Washington State hasn’t blocked using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine yet, so I’ll cross my fingers but won’t hold my breath.

So, today I grabbed a cab and ran to the airport for the antigen test. The airport is cheaper for the test alone than the clinics I could find in town, but when you add taxi fare to/from it grows a little bigger. I figured that it would be quick, that the airlines would be accepting the results without any problems, and that I could bounce upstairs to Carl’s Jr. and have a burger for breakfast. Not a total waste of a day! If you have a flight booked, the cost at the airport is $579 pesos. Slightly higher if you aren’t flying and just want the test. Thirty minutes for results. The three guys ahead of me all complained about the technician trying to remove their brains, but when it was my turn it was painless and quick. I think they just wanted an excuse to have a drink. I *would* have just taken the test before my flight, but I believe the testing station opens at 9:00 am and my flight is at 10:00 am. I just imagined a plane full of people trying to get tested and board within an hour. Nope.

Results were negative, so Thursday off I go. I’m kind of hoping the airline delays my flight from México City to Seattle so they put me up in a hotel and fly me out the next day. I would really like a few hours to wander around the city again. Actually, I’ve been thinking of taking a trip and visiting Teotihuacan, and Tula de Allende. The archaeology site in Tula is closed due to the pandemic (but Teotihuacan is open) so I’m going to wait it out! Never been to Tula before, so I’m really looking forward to it. Google it and see – it would really make a great day trip. Teotihuacan is more like a 3 or 4 day trip for me; so I could make it two weeks and just enjoy a nice relaxing time in CDMX, Teotihuacan, and Tula de Allende.

I combined two of my walks the other day – from my apartment to Juárez, then back on Ejercito Méxicano. I cut over to Insurgentes and had shrimp ceviche at Restaurante MiYeya. They confirmed that they are closed on Mondays now, not Tuesdays. And they told me that the breakfast buffet starts at 8:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays. I really should have ordered something that was cooked to have something more to critique, but the ceviche was good. There was plenty of it too. And it wasn’t horribly expensive. So, going on my limited experience, I’d recommend them if you’re in the area (they’re just over the estero de infiernillo [the waterway], to the East of Insurgentes Soriana).

I took a lot of photos along the walk, but haven’t edited them all yet! I’ll try to get it done before I leave, and post a few here to show the sites to be seen! In the mean time, here’s the ceviche at MiYeya (yes, I dunked hot sauce on it before I took the photo) …

Ceviche at Restaurant MiYeya
Ceviche at Restaurant MiYeya

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