Hotel Regente City
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... City, paying for dinner, our museum entrance fees and the Turibús. SO incredibly nice of them. The induction involved being shown around the language centre and then a talk about life in Mexico, places to go, and advice about food- avoid habanero.
Damien took us to the Anthropology Museum, and on the way we saw some crazy rain dancers, who climbed up this unbelievably tall (and wobbly) pole, whilst playing wind ...
Day #3 Xochimilco and the Floating Gardens
It is a beautiful sunny morning, a perfect day for a boat ride in Xochimilco, the last remnant of a vast lake which once filled the basin that is now Mexico City. Mexico City is now 25 million people living on a drained lake bed and surrounding hills!
The singular reason for being in Xochimilco is for the boat ride through the ...
... ll be pleased to hear), and murals by Diego Rivera etc in public buildings.
6. The metro. Efficient, quick and only 3 cents a ride. Pretty crowded at rush hour though.
Some vignettes from Mexico:
- Two cops leaning against their riot shields while they check their smartphones.
- Young man walking down the street carrying his 1/2 life sized Virgin Mary statue.
- At Xochimilco ...
... facade was deceptively ordinary hiding the most beautiful Synagogue with magnificent windows. The building was apparently originally copied from a photo of a Lithuanian synagogue. We were shown around by the caretaker, who was happily sharing in the spoils of the bribe, and told us some things about it. We had the entire Synagogue to ourselves and, realising we are Jewish when I asked for a Yarmulkah before entering, he let us walk around inside without shadowing us, very special. ...
... de los Azulejos, Paseo de la Reforma and el Angel de la Independencia.
...making the most of cheap Mexican cinemas:
We've become regulars at Cinemex World Trade Centre, around the corner from Tita's house, having visited three nights on the trot this week. We've watched Pirates of the Carribbean (mmm Jack Sparrow, brilliant as ever, swoon swoon), Barney's Version (bit slow but Dustin Hoffman is great) and Water ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center