15 février 2011

Bosque de Chapultepec and the Museum

  The Museo de Antropologia is perhaps one of the best in South America and arguably in the world. We spend the morning hours going from one exhibit to another but it is impossible to give all of them the importance they deserve. It would take days. On our way out, we sit around and wait for an amazing dance ritual in front of the museum: an Aztec dance, very brave guys perform while throwing themselves from a tower holding a thread between their legs… quite complicated to imagine. A stroll in the park of Chapultepec and... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2011

Frida and Diego

  Coyoacan is not as close as we thought. Completely different from where we have been so far in Mexico. Its green pleasant streets and nice plazas put you at ease. The Museo de la Casa Azul is our main destination. It is cosy and has a homey feel, but we find it a bit disappointing in terms of the importance and number of paintings while a lot of non-important things are on display. Before lunch, we pass by the notorious Mercado de Artesanias la Ciudadela: a maze of shops selling tutti quanti from all over Mexico where we pick... [Lire la suite]
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08 février 2011

Centro historico

  Riviera's amazing murals The Palazio de Gobernio is a must to learn about history and a chance to visit Rivera’s murals. After a long queue, we are greeted by an impressive introductory video on the building of a nation. 3D, sound technology and all the Tokyo-like add-ons make for a sophisticated museum entrance. The Palacio has over 500 rooms including the president’s office which we tour. Diego Riviera’s murals are everywhere. We take a French speaking lady for a guide, which proves very instructive and enjoyable about... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2011

Mexico city - First encounter with the not so bustling city

We do not want to start with hardcore busy Mexico and choose the more fashionable areas of Roma and Zona Rosa. We spend easily three hours walking street by street looking for the so-called hype stores, galleries and fashion but find very, very little; that adds to inaction on the streets. After a break, we also go to Condesa to find the same dead streets, except a few nice restaurants, but definitely not what we expected as opposed to the stylish and trendy reputation the neighborhood has earned. Ok maybe at night then… At night,... [Lire la suite]
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