Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mexico Recap

As I mentioned before, I went to Mexico City for a job interview and then stayed for a total of 10 days to see how I might like living there.

It was a great trip. To sum up: I visited the pyramids of Teotihuacan, rode a trajinera (gondala) through the canals of Xochimilco, climbed up to the cliffside the pyramid temple of Tepozteco high above Tepotzlan, walked through the ruins of the Templo Mayor in the heart of the CentroHistorico and the "Thieves Market," Mercado Tepito. I saw Frida Kahlo's Blue House and Leon Trotsky's home in Coyoacan and the Ballet Folklorico at the beautiful Palacio des Belles Artes, shopped at the Bazar Sabado in San Angel, went to the national zoo and Museum of Anthropology in the Bosque de Chapultepec, the bull fights in the Monumental Plaza Mexico, a hundred mariachi bands at Garibaldi Plaza and the Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) at the Arena de Mexico. I explored miles and miles of the city's different neighborhoods trying to get a feel for it's people and culture.

And the food... fantastic.

Chile rellano con queso at La Luna Mextli in Tepotzlan

I took over 2300 photographs and 3+ hours of footage of my trip. I'm still wrapping my head around how best to present it all, but hopefully I'll have something more extensive up this week.