Mexico City: a day in mineur

Trip Start Mar 17, 2007
Trip End Ongoing

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

At least today we know where to hop on. I selected like 4 museums and hubby picked the first: the museum of Anthropology. It is perfectly located, next to the museum of modern art, the zoological gardens and the zoo (I know, I know).

The museum gives a overview of the beginning of mankind and the beginning of life in midst America. They did a lot of effort to make the museum attractive, variable and interesting. But, after a few hours, I am lost in the all those different tribes and cultures.

So, the suggesting of beer at noon is welcome and we find the nice garden of the museum where it happens. There is a terrace connecting to a garden. The terrace has a step down with a ramp (for wheel chairs) in the middle. There is a big carpet over it and I do not see the ramp, step down and I can only imagine I stepped right onto the very sharp edge of the ramp. I lose my balance. This happens often. I fall too. I am just clumsy. But this I never had before. One second I am walking, the next I know, I am on the floor, people kneeling next to me. I know I bumped my head. Dr T asks where it hurts, well, everywhere. I lost consciounce for a couple of seconds. Lucky, lucky me: I crawl up, with only bruises. (Can you imagine, Margrietje, how many bones you would have broken?) The people of the museum are very nice and thanks to their ice, nothing really swells up. My head, my 2 elbows, 2 knees and 2 ankles are brused. But what I am worried about: the camera does not work anymore, I held it when I fell and the battery fell out.

My museum day is finished and hubby takes me home. On the way I hurt my toe falling over screws sticking out of the floor (the pole was missing). In the hotel Dr T charges the battery and .. the camera works! I decide that we were lucky. Hubby wants to take it easy anyway (he is worried because I was unconscious) and we go internetting (very nice, at the bar with a beer) and for a quiet meal.

Coming back home, we try the camera again and it only works once in a while, there is a unstable contact. Keeping our fingers crossed, we go to bed. Tomorrow we go to the pyramids of the sun and the moon. They are said to be as old, tall and interesting as the pyramids in Egypt. Dr T talked me into a "guided tour". I grew to hate those tourist traps: so we agree: once and only once.
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