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.
Trjineras. Non-motorized boats that can fit up to 20 people on each of these boats.
Me taking a cheesy photo driving the trajinera. The actual man that drove/controlled the boat for us all afternoon is to the left.
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.
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.