The next morning we left the Westin for a tour of the city’s San Angel area. Our first stop was the Frida Kahlo (www.FridaKahlo.com) house where the influential Mexican painter lived and worked. Her worked reflected her turbulent life, and we were enlightened as we learned more about this woman who lived most of her life in pain.
The next stop was lunch at Fonda San Angel Restaurant and Piano Bar where we enjoyed the outdoor seating and the traditional and contemporary Mexican food. Everything was delicious and we quickly learned to avoid all eye contact with the vendors who walked by our table trying to sell everything from toys to peacock feathers. The San Angel is also a great place to shop as there are several boutiques, indoor shopping areas and street vendors selling everything from jewelry to home decor. We all made great purchases in El taller del mueble, so be sure to stop there.