Day 27 – Xochimilco

Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, consists of a canal network, reminiscent of old Tenochtitlán. We took a long Uber drive to Nativitas dock and found a fun Peruvian couple to share our trajinera with. We ordered some dobladas and boarded Mariel.

A friendly gondolier took us on a leisurely ride along one of the canals. Like ships in the night we passed a friendly group from Guadalajara…

We bought fresh corn on the cob from a floating vendor and were boarded by a mariachi band!

Afterwards we headed for Chapultepec where we visited the important Museo de Antropología. It has a gigantic umbrella-like structure that shades its inner courtyard.

Amazing archaeological finds from all over the country and spanning thousands of years can be seen, arranged by cultures: Aztec, Zapotec, Teotihuacan, Olmec, Mayan, etc.

One of my favorites was the mask of life and death:

On our way to the hotel in the evening we passed a free Lila Downs concert at Jardín Botánico. We considered attending it until we saw the line was a kilometer long!

3 thoughts on “Day 27 – Xochimilco

      1. i knew my memory would come through. As per Wikipedia – (At Xochimilco) The Virgilio Uribe rowing tracks was built for the 1968 Olympics in one of the canals. It measures two km long and 125 meters (410 ft) wide. It is still used for canoeing, kayaking and rowing


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