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Dia uno en el D.F.

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It was quite a productive first day in Mexico City. I’m staying with my friend Naomi, and she and I went to Coyoacán for breakfast. Huevos rancheros. Fried eggs on a tortilla with super spicy green and red tomato sauces, with a splodge of refried beans with some sort of cheese crumbs on the top.

And it seems quite fitting that one of the first touristy things I did here was go to the Museo Frida Kahlo, on a street called London and near a street called Berlin.

No photos allowed inside Frida’s gaff, only in the garden/courtyard bit. And quite a nice place it is, too. Exactly the sort of place I’d want to be living if I was as ill as she was. Especially if, when she lived there, there was no cafe or toilets in the courtyard.

A short walk away is where yer man Leon Trotsky lived. This is the office where, as the Stranglers so memorable pointed out, “he got an ice pick, that made his ears burn.”

A lizard on Leon’s wall.

And some rubble which, I assume, was left over from Trotsky’s unfinished patio.

Here’s some more random stuff from my wanderings yesterday, including the obligatory arty pics of walls and typefaces.

Mmmm, I love this house.

And, who knows, maybe this photo is showing a future Rafael Marquez or Hugo Sanchez…

Written by Craig

January 13th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

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  1. I like this post, like the one from the plane with all the pics from the air. It’s like looking through your eyes at all the small stuff around you. The daily things paint the best picture of foreign places. The big touristy thingies can be found om any postcard: it’s the smells and colours and the feel of kids playing football in the streets that make the whole story come alive.
    Keep sharing it with us! Have fun.

    Impa

    14 Jan 08 at 11:28 am

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