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Old 06-14-2008, 09:50 PM   #188
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Xochimilco Never Gets Old

We spent an afternoon at Xochimilco. I took a boat ride back in March with the Tultepec crew, but this time we left from a different harbor closer to the center of town. There was a lot more traffic!





Many of the boats were vendors selling beer or food.







We passed by several nurseries, including a few that were on boats:



Some boats had mariachi bands; they would tie up to your boat and sing.



The whole place is a huge party!







Speaking of party, it was Christian's birthday... time for mariachi!





The boat stopped at a market so we could browse around a little. The girls bought "atrapanovios", basically a chinese-fingertrap with a leash. They worked



They apparently have other uses too:



By the way, don't bother taking the metro to Xochimilco. It takes far, far too long. A cab ride from downtown is 20 minutes and costs the equivalent of about $13 USD.
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