Mexico

Sunday Funday at Xochimilco

September 15, 2014

Hola Amigos!

This past Sunday we went to Xochimilco, one of the boroughs of Mexico City about an hour south from the historic center of the city.  Xochimilco is labeled as a World Heritage Site because it has an extensive 110 mile canal and lake system where tourists and locals are able to ride trajineras (large, gondola-like boats) among the canals.  We had a large group of about 20 people that all fit onto one colorful trajinera for a few hours of fun!  The description nor the pictures can do this place justice, but I’ll certainly try.

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Trjineras. Non-motorized boats that can fit up to 20 people on each of these boats.

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Me taking a cheesy photo driving the trajinera. The actual man that drove/controlled the boat for us all afternoon is to the left.

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A view of the rest of the canal. Usually the canal was completely filled with trajineras all afternoon, but I caught this at slow moment while it was raining.

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Some Fulbrighters aboard the boat! We were joined by nine other co-workers of a fellow BBer who is working for a law firm. They had been to Xochimilco before so they knew all of the tricks of the trade!  All in all we had a wonderful day.

 

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