Our introduction to Mexico City was both hectic and stressful. Despite our lack of a real map, we optimistically (read: stupidly) attempted to drive around the city to our campsite in the north with only a couple hours of daylight ahead of us. Distance-wise, this was not an unreasonable goal – the drive amounted to only about 80 km, or 50 miles. But we’re stubborn and as such, we avoid the toll roads as much as possible. In this case, that meant driving through the center of countless small towns on the outskirts of what is arguably the largest city in the world. It took us FIVE hours.