Monday 20 July 2009

Quiet week

This past week has been quiet. Ewelina got a bit of a cold, which kept us at home for a couple of days, and I have been quite obsessed with working on our photo album.

We've still been out and about, seeing new things though.

We discovered a nice little restaurant in central Coyoacán which serves excellent fresh juices and amazing food, for very little money.

We have explored San Angel, a neighborhood with a quite amazing crafts market.

We have been to the homes of Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky. The Trotsky museum was quite amazing, you could see bullet holes in the walls from an assassination attempt, his library, his dictating machine, his kitchen and his bathroom, his collection of cacti and rabbit cages, the bricked up windows and fortifications...

We still haven't looked up exactly why Trotsky and Frida's husband Diego Rivera stopped being pals, but we're guessing the affair Frida and Trotsky had may have had something to do with it. But we're just guessing.

Today we went with Unnur and Adrian to Xochimilco, a neighborhood in the South of Mexico City which is famous for over a hundred kilometers worth of canals. We rented a boat for a couple of hours and just sailed lazily about, marvelling at the floating Mariachis, the floating beer vendors, the floating food shops and of course all the other holidaymakers floating around on their own colorful hired vessels. It was quite an amazing day.

We are starting to think about venturing out of Mexico City and even considering which country to visit next. Guatemala? Cuba? Belize? All of the above? Unnur and Adrian on the other hand keep telling us about cool things we could do in Mexico if we just stay a few weeks longer... so we'll see how that all goes.

1 comment:

The past!