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May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017
We sent Chicago-based photographer (and self-described risk-taker) John Philp Thompson a few of our favorite men's products to outfit his weekend trip to Mexico City, in exchange for a few style tips and travel tricks. His essential: Shinola's Large Carryall, the bag versatile enough for just about any adventure. "It’s the perfect bag for a weekend getaway," John says. "It’s large enough for a few changes of clothes and light enough to carry-on the plane." Viva el fin de semana!
Check out the rest of John's photos from Mexico City below and don't forget to tag your own Instagram travel photos with #TravelWithShinola to be featured on our blog next.
"Mexico City is a bold, loud and vast city, but peeking into the alleyways and little nooks of the city I found a calm and still colorful layer of the city," John says.
"There’s such an eclectic mix of architecture throughout Mexico City that mirrors the history. Colonialism, Neoclassicism and the native pre-Columbian era all play a roll in the city's diverse architecture."
"The Chapultepec Botanical Garden was under renovation, and I sat observing the gardener carefully transplanting each cactus by hand into it’s new home," he says.
Right: "Even though Mexico City is one of the most densely populated cities, there always seems to be a bit of nature creeping in, and moments to reflect in the crazy city."
"Mexico’s food offerings are as traditional as they are processed, but always endless and colorful," John says.