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Mexico City Series

It was fiesta time in Mexico City as the Padres took on the Giants in the first MLB international series at Estadio Alfredo Harp Helu.

We started our trip at the Cross Border Xpress, a 390 foot long binational pedestrian sky bridge that makes it easier to fly out of Tijuana. Flights are typically cheaper and you can find more non-stop flights into Mexico than flying out of San Diego.

No trip to Mexico City would be complete without indulging in its culinary wonders. One of our favorites is Fonda Margarita, a simple and unpretentious restaurant serving authentic and inexpensive traditional food. There are long communal tables, an open kitchen, and the best chilaquiles.

We also spent time in the most vibrant markets. From colorful produce to a treasure trove of traditional textiles, pottery, and jewelry, we loved the vibrant atmosphere.

For dessert, we went to El Morro Churros. For over 85 years, this iconic churrería has been serving up crispy golden churros dusted with cinnamon and sugar.

On game day, the atmosphere at Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú was nothing short of electric with 20,000 fans in attendance and nearly everyone rooting for the Padres. Both teams took advantage of the altitude 7,349 feet above sea level and there were 11 home runs.

The Padres were victorious in game winning 16-11 and fireworks filled the sky to celebrate.

The second game of the series was a true pitching duel. The Padres and Giants showcased their pitching staff, keeping the score low and the suspense high. In the end, the Padres overcame a 4-0 deficit scoring three runs in the fifth and three runs in the eighth to win 6-4.

Padres fans embraced Mexican culture with open arms. Players and fans alike relished the opportunity to savor authentic Mexican cuisine, explore local markets, and immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Mexico City. We can't wait to go back.


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