A Monstrous City: CDMX


In Oklahoma, unless you are in the small downtown area in the capital city, buildings and homes are spread out. You need your own car if you want to go to school, the grocery store or any restaurant.  You are the acquaintance of most of the people in your community.  The phrase “what a small world” was a regular part of my vocabulary growing up. 

Mexico City, however, has shown me just how big the world really is.  The city could not be more different from where I grew up.  You can find anything you want to; you just have to know where to look. There are people from all different backgrounds, all coming to this city to pursue different dreams. The city has public transportation, and chances are, more than a thousand other people want to get to your same destination at the exact same time!


What makes this environment special or different?:

Mexico City is massive.  The city contains so many diverse people with diverse needs, and it just keeps growing.  Mexico City has gulped up many of the neighboring towns, forming suburbs.  Coyocan, for example, was once considered a bit of a drive from the city, but now it is now just another neighborhood of the massive, beautiful CDMX.