snapshots of mexico, literal and figurative


The Team
May 11, 2009, 10:28 am
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San Luis Tlaxialtemalco patient education project buddies

San Luis Tlaxialtemalco patient education project buddies

At the end of the day, we had more obstacles to overcome than patients to educate…

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Te Esperamos
February 26, 2009, 9:00 am
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Graffiti in Xochimilco

Graffiti in Xochimilco



Carnaval in Xochimilco
February 25, 2009, 9:00 am
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No scantily clad beautiful people samba-ing down the beach, but still a pretty cool celebration



Eating Well in Xochimilco
February 19, 2009, 9:56 am
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Guisados in the martketplace of Xochimilco

Guisados in the martketplace

Some of the best food in Mexico City is found in Xochimilco.  This is not particularly surprising as the area’s chinampas (man-made island gardens) have helped to feed the capital since Aztec times.



How big is Mexico City?
February 11, 2009, 8:15 pm
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It took me 2.5 hours to reach a clinic today (and another 2.5 hours to return), and didn’t even enter into the northern 2/3rds of the city…

On the plus side, I did get to look around a fair dedicated to amaranto, a seed used as the base of a traditional Mexican candy named alegría (literally, “joy”).  The economy of the entire village (now an extension of Mexico City) has traditionally been based on the production of these sweets.

Mmmmm, seeds...

Mmmmm, seeds...



Party on the Canals!
January 5, 2009, 11:06 am
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The Trajineras of Xochimilco

The Trajineras of Xochimilco

Mexico City’s “gondolas” through the canals of Xochimilco serve 2 primary purposes.  One is basic transport of goods and people from the numerous nurseries and greenhouses built along the banks of the canals.  The second use–these days much more common–is to function as a floating party decks for tourists and locals alike, complete with drink, food, and mariachi boats to keep the fiesta rolling.



Alley in Xochimilco
November 25, 2008, 10:01 am
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Oh the places you end up while wandering aimlessly

Oh the places you end up while wandering aimlessly