Back to Mexico
Trip Start Jun 11, 2005
33Trip End Sep 01, 2005
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The drivers were pretty good too
El Paso was what it was. I won't get into it. But I ate Chico's four times in four days.
The bus ride back was much better because I had no one next to me for most of the ride. It really flew by. Well, as much as 26 hours can fly by.
I splurged on a cab to my hostel because it was rush hour and the metro is nuts. So it would have been rough with my packs. The cab driver was interesting. He asked me what I was doing in Mexico.
Mexico City is great. It's extremely accessible and they're are a lot of great museums. The metro is fantastic and costs 20 cents. Yesterday I went to a few art museums and to the Anthropology Museum. The Anthro Museum is huge and amazing. It's put together really well.
The Diego Rivera museums are cool. It's not really my style, but I like the message and the power of his work. I really like the recreation of the Rockefeller mural. Here's the story: Rockefeller commissioned Rivera to paint a mural depicting "Man at Crossroads, Looking with Hope and High Vision to the Choosing of a New and Better Future" for the Rockefeller Center in N.Y. Rivera was dismissed when Rockefeller saw that he had included the Soviet flag and a portrait of Lenin in the foreground
And I just love the streets of Mexico. All the sidewalk vendors, all the bootlegged movies and CDs. You can by movies on DVD before they hit theaters. And there's awesome food everywhere. I had gorditas yesterday that were phenomenal and so hot that I wept a little. And they sell pancakes on the street. Not those sissy crepe things. Big, fat, fluffy pancakes. I haven't eaten any because the guy flips them with what looks to be an old shoe, but they smell lovely.
And I went to see Sin City at the theater last night. It was rated "C" whatever that means. I don't think the Mexicans knew either, because several of them walked out in the middle of the movie. And the uber Catholics all took a collective, disgusted breath when all the blasphemy about the killing the bishop came out. The rape, the pedophilia, the cannibalism - nothing. But the murder of the bishop was atrocious. What does that mean? No idea.
And did you know European playing cards don't have an Ace. They have a 1. Odd. But it makes since. What can be higher than a King? Not a damn thing.
I'm hanging out in DF the rest of the day, then taking a night bus to Chiapas. I just can't sleep well in a bed. So it's another 16 hour bus ride for me. I'll post from there.