Travel Sketchers Adventure Mexico City! Xochimilco / Museo Soumaya / Mercado San Juan Gourmet Stay in Roma Norte August 14-15-16-17-18, 2019
Attention my sketching friends looking for an adventurous and exciting getaway to Mexico City; you've been to the Centro Historico, Bellas Artes and Café Tacuba and now you'd like to see something different in Mexico City! It's a fascinating and diverse city, and I invite you to join me on this 5-night adventure as we explore corners we've yet to sketch. We'll stay in Roma Norte on Alvaro Obregon, well-known for it's trendy cafes, street tacos and amazing black and white street scenes (gracias ROMA!), and we'll set out to explore and experience amazing art and vibrant street scenes during each day.
First up a boat ride in the floating gardens of Xochimilco, next a day taking in European art at the Museum Soumaya in the Polanco neighborhood, followed by time spent wandering in a colorful artesanias market, and a meal in the San Juan Gourmet Mercado. Each evening we'll gather in a local bookstore for a drink and to review our sketches from the day. In this Mexico City adventure, you'll have the opportunity to create a unique and dynamic travel sketchbook, which will be provided to you. We'll start each day with sketching exercises and prompts that you'll use throughout the trip to create your travel sketchbook. As we travel along on this this colorful and delicious Mexican adventure, you'll be capturing your sights, scenes, meals in your sketchbook. You will never be without your sketchbook and supplies, so pack wisely. Mexico City is an energetic and chaotic city, visually begging for your attention each time you turn a corner. Our small group of adventure-seeking artists will travel together throughout, and the route is designed for maximum daylight impact, while enjoying the local Roma Norte neighborhood as a native. You'll gain a sense of this bohemian-chic neighborhood, while venturing out with out group to explore mercados, museums and cafes. Our last day, we'll meet up with the Urban Sketchers of Mexico City and sketch at a special Sunday location, at the Angel of Independencia, where all streets are closed to traffic on Sunday and filled with bicyclists, dogs, roller-skaters and
Bring your sketchbook bag and sense of adventure, we're going to see and sketch Mexico City like never before. Te deseo que tengas un buen viaje. ¡Nos vemos pronto!
Day 1: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 (for those coming from San Miguel de Allende) 8:10am Depart San Miguel de Allende bus station ETN to Mexico Norte 12:00pm Taxi from Mexico Norte to Hotel Milan, Roma Norte, Mexico City (for those coming from elsewhere) Arrive Mexico City Airport (MEX) Taxi to Hotel Milan in Roma Norte 1:00pm Meet at Hotel Milan lobby 1:30pm Walk to lunch: Pozoleria Teoixtla Roma, get acquainted with area, new sketchbook After lunch, walk to Mercado Roma for Travel Sketching 6:30pm Sketchbook Review 7:30pm Casual Dinner in Neighborhood, followed by sketching in nearby bookstore (with bar)
Day 2, Thursday, August 15, 2019 Breakfast on your own (or in hotel if you choose) 10:00am Van to Dolores Olmedo Museum 11:00am Explore Dolores Olmedo Museum, Flower Mercado, then Van to Xochimilco docks Afternoon sketching exercises, included sketching people 4:00pm Return to Hotel 7:30pm Casual Dinner in Neighborhood, followed by sketching in nearby bookstore
Day 3, Friday, August 16, 2019 Breakfast on your own (or in hotel if you choose) 10:30am Meet in Hotel Lobby to walk to Turibus pick-up location, take bus to Soumaya Museo in Polanco Lunch in Polanco 2:00pm Turibus to Chapultapec Park Sketching, coffee, relaxing, walking in the park 5:00pm Turibus back to Roma Norte 7:30pm Casual Dinner in Neighborhood, followed by sketching in nearby bookstore
Day 4, Saturday, August 17, 2018 Breakfast on your own (or in hotel if you choose) 10:30am Meet in Hotel Lobby to taxi to Mercado de Artesanias Cuidadela 12:30pm Walk to Mercado San Juan Gourmet Mercado Lunch at Deli Counter in Mercado 4:00pm Return to Hotel 7:30pm Casual Dinner in Neighborhood, followed by sketching in nearby bookstore
Day 5, Sunday, August 18, 2019 Breakfast on your own (or in hotel if you choose) 11:00am Depart the Angel de Independencia to meet Urban Sketchers Mexico City 12:00pm Sketch with the Urban Sketchers Mexico City 3:00pm Return to Hotel 7:00pm Farewell Dinner in Neighborhood
Day 6, Monday, August 19, 2019 Breakfast on your own (or in hotel if you choose) 11:00am Depart Mexico City, WORKSHOP OVER
for those returning to SMA, taxi to Mexico Norte Bus Station for 2pm Primera Plus to SMA
6-day, 5-night travel sketching adventures to the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Mexico Handmade sketchbook with quality paper to capture your travels Hand-size travel sketchbook for quick sketches and exercises Welcome Comida on Arrival Day Daily sketchbook prompts/objectives Round-trip transportation to Dolores Olmedo museum Xochimilco floating boats experience with lunch Roundtrip Turibus transportation to Polanco neighborhood and Chapultepec Park Travel Sketching tour management by Meagan Burns
Not included: Hotel room seven nights is your responsibility; choose your hotel from the two sister hotels, located across the
Hotel Milan http://hotelmilan.com.mx/ Av. Álvaro Obregón 94, C. U. Benito Juárez, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Phone: 01 55 5584 0222 Room Rates: 1 person: $820 (w/o desayuno) $890 (con) 2 people: $860 (w/o desayuno) $1000 (con)
820 x 4 = $3280 890 x 4 = $3560 860 x 4 = $3440 1000 x 4 = 4000
PayPal fees All Food and Beverage, except for Welcome Comida Transportation costs, except for Xochimilco day trip Extra-curricular activities (boat tours, shopping) Tips at your discretion Shared group taxis Taxis at your own discretion
SMALL PRINT, PLEASE READ
Minor agenda changes may occur, but the substance of the tour will remain. Please bring your sketch tools and sense of adventure, as there will be travel sketching prompts throughout our stay. Group must have at least 6, but is limited to a total of 9 people (Meagan makes 10) During our group meals; we will have one bill per table and you must pay for what you consume plus at least an 18% tip, 20% if service was great. Physical ability to walk unassisted and stand for extended periods is absolutely necessary. 50% deposit required to hold your space ($250 USD or peso equivalent) upon RSVP-ing Balance is due by Friday, July 19, 2019. When paying via PayPal, a $15 USD fee will be added; please contact me directly for specific information. If you require other travel arrangements, please allow me to assist you. THANK YOU!