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!