Don’t trust Google Maps
— Google Maps told me the best route by public transit would get me there in 26 minutes. I was skeptical. I had to transfer between two different modes of transport, and that took a few minutes longer than I planned. But nothing in all my years of travel prepared me for what I saw at the Insurgentes metro station at the peak time of 6:35 pm. It was pandemonium. Transit police were stationed every few yards to contain the chaos.