Travel Journey: #webcitygirlsEnMexico

Mexico diversity and rich culture has been forever embedded into my heart and brain. It started with an invite by Tourism of Mexico City to be part of the inaugural JetBlue non-stop flight to Mexico City followed by a two-day intense educational tour. The thought of visiting Mexico as a tourist was mind blowing, as I have been traveling to Mexico City since 1999 (I owned a production company in Mexico) and had never had time to play, mainly I just worked. Three other wonderful journalists were part of this experience: Carlos Ayan Benitez, Paola Serna and Edgar Galvis.

We checked in at Fort Lauderdale Airport where a press conference was taking place and of course Mariachi’s had to be part of JetBlue celebration. I have flown close to a million miles in my lifetime and never experienced an inaugural flight. It was special and celebratory from the moment we arrived at the Jet Blue counter to our arrival in Mexico City. Among fun highlights of the trip, I created a Snapchat video inside the cockpit with Captain Patrick and Co-Pilot which happened to be a woman, Diane James.

Once in Mexico Airport we attended a formal press conference with distinguished members of the Mexican Government like Miguel Torruco Marques, Minister of Tourism of Mexico City, Dave Clark, vice president network planning, JetBlue and top Mexican media coverage.

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Our adventure in Mexico City started with dinner to the sound of Mariachis, folklore dance and a delicious meal. Followed by check-in at the most legendary hotel in Mexico City: Hotel Geneve.

Early next morning on Friday, October 2, we were off to visit a historic site called Plaza Three Cultures in Tlatelolco which happened to be memorial day for the 1968 Mexican Student senseless and sad massacre of a ferocious violence unleashed by government forces. Nevertheless this historic site was stunning and we got to learn about this historic moment.

One hour away from the city we drove towards an ancient Mesoamerican City and visited Teotihuacán Pirámides:

One of the most visited, The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City:

Xochimilco City of Flowers and “Trajineras”:

Mexico City Historic Center:

Plaza Garibaildi home of Mariachi Music:

Hope you can make this trip one of these days, and we get to chat over your experience. I am a proud LATINA living to be the best person I can be in a dual culture in the USA. I am so grateful to my latino roots of incredible diversity rich history, art, culture, food, music and amazing people. LATINOS ROCK!!!!

No te olvides de avisarme cuando viajes a Mexico okis!

Thank you again JetBlue, Tourism Mexico City and EuroAmerica Group for a one in a lifetime press trip :)

Author: Lynn Ponder

Founder webcitygirls//, Social Media Strategist, Social Content Producer, LATISM16 "Best Latina Network Leader", Tecla Awards 15 Three-Time Winner as Best Latina on Twitter, Best Entertainment Blogger, Most Creative, LATISM 13 Best Latina Micro-Blogger, TOP Digital Influencers LATISM 2016/2015/2014/2013/2012, TwitterPowerhouse Passionista by Huffington Post. Creator #UnstoppableLATINAS + MOVEMENT #BeNumberless #SerSinNumero