Saturday, January 31, 2015


An afternoon in Condesa - a fine neighbourhood favoured by artists and intellectuals. It's full of art-nouveau and -deco buildings, the ground floors of which host boho restaurants and bijou shops to tempt passers-by. We strolled along its tree-lined streets and through the Parque de Mexico, the latter full of countless dogs-on-leads. Parked nearby were two colourful vehicles which looked like ice-cream vans, but in fact offered mobile dog grooming. They even had showers.
But talking of ice-cream, we made for a just-opened parlour called Nomada. All their ice-creams are made on site, served on pottery and with complements like nutella, glazed banana or crumbled biscuits. The young Mexican woman who served us blew her Condesa cool by saying "Oh you're English? I just came back from two years in Weybridge".

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