So this was the morning after the space coffin. I'd purposefully stayed near the airport as my next flight to cancun was about 11am.
It was just after 8am.
I thought, if this was a layover you'd so leave the airport and do something. I'd spent 3 days in Mexico city, I knew where the subway station was, I knew how to pay. It was just pay the 20p, jump on, see something, come back and get flight.
Ive done this in less time and not known a place. This'll be easy.
One thing I didnt take into account was rush hour. Oh my.
From the airport I went to pantitlan. Quite quiet.
Here I got on the 9 line. The queues to get this last train before this train reached chabacano (and a interchange stop) before 9am were like a riot. Like a mosh pit. But we all got on. Talk about sardines.
Then there was 4 more stops before chabacano, I just knew everyone wanted the interchange, where I wanted, where they all wanted, noone was getting off. And they didn't. Instead at each of the 4 stops, more folk got on. There must of been no option but to get that train or be sacked. Like it was get the train or die.
The guy in front of me was close when we started. Then, me, him, all of us became intertwined, like tetris pieces. There's no option of getting off either.
And of course someone kept dropping their guts.
I dunno how I got my phone out my pocket to take that pic, I only took it to see how many were getting on at a stop because it was turning into Hillsborough.
The heat off everyone was getting intense, everyone was so close it was turning into a sauna. You start to think how far have I got to stick my tongue out for it to be in this guys ear? A cm? Probably not even that. Hell if I hadn't got clothes on I'd of been in him #mycrush
Pics just don't do it justice.
Anyway, we get there and everyone ran off to wherever they were going to get there for 9am. Train completely emptied in seconds
I went to see Bella artes, was nice, and paid the 20p to get 3 trains back. I had the trains to myself in comparison.
Made the flight with 10 mins to spare. Worked out well and saw another site. But it was all about the Mexico city rush hour experience for me #crushhour