My wife and I began our research trips to look for a place in Mexico to retire. We just spent 12 days in Mexico City and Puebla. We began in Mexico City, spending 5 days as tourists, mainly exploring the historic center, but also visiting local museums, Chapultepec park and Polanco district. We loved the colonial architecture of the historic center as well as the museums there, but we found CDMX to be way to crowded and large for our taste. WE then spent three days in the center of Puebla. Loved it more than CDMX! But it just didn't feel right for my wife. Too bad, because I was already seeing myself moving into one of those beautiful, colorful colonial apartments there. WE then headed back to CDMX to continue our trip. We stayed there 4 more days. On the last day, we visited the local CDMX district of Coyoacan and immediately fell in love with it! Its "Arts District" feel, beautiful buildings and small town feel turned it into our top destination so far. We even discovered Frida Kahlo's home a few blocks from the plaza! In a few weeks we will be exploring Queretaro, San Miguel, and Guanajuato. Lets see what we find....