After 6 months on the road our journey finally took us around the world to Mexico City. Immediately we could feel the difference compared to Spain, with a more vibrant street culture and roadside food vendors on many corners. You must try the fried grasshoppers if you get the chance...
We were staying in the La Condesa region and were pleasantly surprised at how green and leafy the area is, with lots of parks, trees and walkways - it's like a little oasis in the middle of the sprawling and crazy city.
One afternoon we were caught in the middle of a ginormous storm, with lightning, thunder and hail for about 30 minutes. Afterwards the entire city was covered in millions of tiny hailstones, which was pretty cool.
Overall, Mexico City was a lot of fun and hopefully we'll return later during our time in Mexico.
Madrid has been a great city to explore. It's very lively and modern, and we've loved all the green spaces; Madrid Rio, Casa de Campo and El Parque de Buen Retiro being firm favourites.
We got to hang out with our old friends Irena and Matti (who are travelling around Spain in a cool converted van), and caught up with new friends Enrique & Judith (who we met a few months ago in Sevilla), who were very patient while we practised our Spanish. ¡Muchas gracias amigos!
Glo's mum flew out for a few days and our friend Sam also joined us for a long weekend - 3 weeks in the capital de España went by quickly.
We headed to the Cotswolds with Steve's old Esri UK colleagues Sarah and Pete, and their families.
Between us there were 6 girls, aged from 2 to 7, and luckily they all got along really well (leaving time for the adults to actually have adult conversations).
Even though the weather was pretty lousy we had a great time. We'll miss you guys (until next time!)
We headed over to the Yorkshire Dales to visit Glo's old friends Laura and Matt, and their two lovely girls.
We did a nice walk with a cave visit to escape the rain. When we emerged we found tiny hail-stones covering the ground - this counts as "springtime" in Yorkshire ;)