snapshots of mexico, literal and figurative


Calming down
May 1, 2009, 6:05 pm
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A long walk in Mexico City today (Del Valle to the Basilica) revealed a city still largely quiet and shut down from the swine flu outbreak, but far less affected by the accompanying  irrational panic outbreak.  Restaurants, while not serving seated customers, were open for carry-out.  Stores and shops, while largely empty, were open.  Street markets were set up for business, pilgrims were headed to the basilica, and the tapabocas, Mexico City’s new favorite fashion accessory, seems to have fallen largely out of style.  While still a far cry from the bustle and chaos of a normal Mexico City day, there are very clear signs of returning normality and sanity.  After my 4+ hour walk, my major health concern is no longer swine flu, but my sore feet.

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