Mexico: “Inez is holding a clay pot that she seems very proud of…”

Visiting the Museum of Anthropology, I couldn’t help but think of that scene from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. (“Yes, there are thousands of ways to prepare corn…”

There were some neat artifacts, displays and exhibits.

There was an interesting video exhibit as well. Apparently they’d asked young children to draw pictures of Mexico. Then the drawings were computer-animated and incorporated into a montage. Here’s a clip:

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During the week we also visited Museo de Dolores Olmedo, Casa Luis Barragan and Trotsky’s home.

There have been very few foreign tourists throughout our visit.

I had two years of Spanish in high school, and that helped quite a bit.

Traffic inside the city can suck. People honk A LOT. There are traffic cops all over. Buses have dedicated lanes on the larger streets.

Particularly interesting was the “Metrobus,” which is like a cross between a subway and a bus. It’s above-ground, with dedicated lanes, and an elevated loading platform; you enter through turnstiles, similar to a subway. This facilitates quick passenger loading, making for an efficient and (comparably) inexpensive method of transport. Neat! Here’s what it looks like:

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~ by Mike Y on September 21, 2009.

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