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  • Day4

    Day 4 - Xochimilco (CDMX)

    December 23, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C


    Xochimilco is a borough south of Mexico City mostly known for the colourful gondola style boats called trajineras

    When people talk about visiting Xochimilco, what they’re usually referring to is the network of canals known as The Floating Gardens of Xochimilco rather than the surrounding area. The photogenic, brightly coloured gondolas, or Xochimilco Trajineras, that cruise up and down the waterways are what have made it so popular among both foreign and Mexican tourists alike.

    And I’ve seen it variously described as the Mexican Venice, a cultural booze cruise, and even a youth club on water.

    Yes, it’s touristy but it can also be a lot of fun. Locals head to Xochimilco to celebrate everything from birthdays to bachelorettes and even quinceañeras.
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  • Day8

    Interesting facts in CDMX

    January 22, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    The Xochimilco and Coyoacanán tour was disappointing.
    They took us onto the canals of Xochimilco. We were supposed to first ship around one hour on the canals. It took us 90 minutes to get there because of the heavy traffic. I was lucky enough to sit in front next to the guide.
    What actually happened was that there were floating kitchen, bars, mariachi singer and vendors and we were encouraged to consume. Our guide Sergio was very knowledgeable and funny, but the group was not interested in facts but kept eating, drinking and chatting away.
    Once we got the Coyoacan (historically very wealthy neighborhood) it was dark and we couldn’t see anything. One (not so) not so fun fact; Only Ex-Presidents, politicians and big time drugdealer can live there:, it is so expensive:-).

    More facts;
    - The metro in CDMX transports 7000000 people every day.
    - In 1818 the acting president of Mexicos (and his politician friends, of course all white Spaniards) pushed through a law that land could now be bought and owned. Before that the ones who worked the land were the owner. As soon as they left it, they weren’t any more. The consequence was that the President and his friends bought all the land around CDMX for 300 pesos and then sold it for much more. There was no urban planning and hence the city spread out in all directions. It’s is one of the reasons CDMX is so big.
    - CDMX is in a valley and before the city was build there was water and lagoons. Until today houses are build on platforms. The indigenous had a perfect water cleansing system. The water was perfectly clean. Shortly after the Spanish invaders arrived, there was a cholera breakout...

    Covered 2.1 km
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    Nadia Younes




  • Day8

    Estadio Azteca

    June 2, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Bit of a rush to get to the stadium through the traffic, after the visit to Museo de Antropología Nacional.

    Massive stadium with lots of ramps, of course our area was at the highest part 😅. Finally got to where the Tartan Army was, just as México scored what would end up being the winning goal.

    Entertaining show at half time, then managed to blag my way onto one of the Tartan Army buses, which got a police escort through blocked streets to the bar area towards the city centre 😁😁
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    Stuart Allan

    Trouble brewing?

  • Day11


    December 25, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Fun fact- apparently piñatas are an invention of the Mexican church representing the 7 layers of sins people need to crash through blindly to access the sweetness of life.

    We arrived at the meeting point for today’s tour exactly on time only to find the bus had gone without us. So the new plan was to catch an Uber to the first town were to visit and catch up the group.

    The Uber driver got lost but eventually found the Aztec canal town of Xochimilco. I have been really looking forward to this trip - taking a ride on one of the colourful flat bottomed boats, and so I instructed the driver to head directly to the ‘embarcadero’ (pier) where we would surely meet the tour group. However, I hadn’t counted on there being 7 different piers!

    So we walked around the town a little visiting another pier and settling on a quieter entry point. We needn’t have bothered - all the boats end up in the same area. It was a beautiful day and a lovely excursion- very colourful and fun.

    It was lunchtime by the time we were done and we decided to go to another town for lunch.
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    D C

    I’m so excited you were there! When you get home I’ll read you the Betapbase episode about the axylottl that is from there!!! Oh and Mitch fit those pants when he left! He grew again! Love seeing your relaxed, happy (and rested) faces! X

    Adreanne Carey

    Love you all!

  • Day20

    Loreto y Pena Ecological Park

    July 15, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    So, what happens when you try to make plans on a Monday?
    Monday is closing day for 99% of the attractions in Mexico City, so i thought, I know! I will go and visit some more parks. They are usually beautiful and free, i can take my own lunch and have a good day out.
    Well that was the plan.
    Travelling an hour to my first stop, the botanical gardens at the university, i discovered it is school holidays and so, even after looking it up on google, and asking a lady who worked at the university if it was open, i discovered it was not.
    Plan B, head further south and go to another park.
    I was expecting too much, and was therefore a little disappointed, but took the time to take some photos anyway.
    So 3 hours (return) travelling time equated to 1 hour in the park and 1 hour in the shopping mall next to the park for lunch.
    Not what i had planned but at least it was good practice for use of the public transport.
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  • Day62

    Ciudad de México - semana V parte II

    August 4, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    ... bevor das Wochenende startet, haben wir am Freitag unseren letzten Schultag und es gibt eine kleine Exkursion in den Bosque de Chapultepec und wir besuchen das Museo del Cárcamo de Dolores, das Castillo de Chapultepec und haben einen sehr witzigen Nachmittag mit Jay und Adrian von Lengua y Cultura.
    Am Samstag betrachten wir die Ausgrabungen am Plaza de las Tres Culturas und abends nutze ich mit Patrick die für mich wahrscheinlich einmalige Gelegenheit ein Fußballmatch im legendären Estadio Azteca anzuschauen. CF América vs. Club Tijuana 3:1. Schönes Spiel, gute Stimmung und leckeres Corona⚽🍻🇲🇽
    Sonntagvormittags ist in CDMX immer die Av. Paseo de la Reforma für den Autoverkehr gesperrt und viele nutzen dies zum Joggen oder Radeln. Wir leihen uns Ecobicis und fahren in den Norden bis zur Basílica de Guadalupe. Danach geht es quer durch die Stadt an einer alten Bahnlinie entlang, auf dem restlichen Heimweg wir sind zwischendurch trotz Google Maps ganz schön lost und das auch an ein paar ungemütlichen Ecken der Stadt. Am Abend sind wir aber pünktlich zu tacos (ich gönne mir heute sage und schreibe 10 Stück 🌮😋) und cervezas mit unseren Schulfreunden Charlotte, Michael und Jay zurück.
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    Joachim Kleber

    Sieht aus wie Berlin viel Spaß und Grüße an Tessa


    Ingeborg... Ich denk an euch... Schöne Zeit ❗❇️❇️❇️

  • Day2

    Estadio Azteca

    February 29, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Das Heimspiel des Tabellenzweiten CF America im legendären Aztekenstadion durften wir uns natürlich nicht entgehen lassen. Allerdings war die Vorstellung in dem riesigen, mehr als 100.000 Zuschauer fassendem Kessel mit zwei roten Karten und leeren Rängen nicht allzu sehenswert.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Tlalpan, Delegación Tlalpan, MXTJT