14 Aug 2008 | Do they float?

What to do?

On Rouzeh's last full day we headed down to the tourist trap which are the floating gardens of Xochimilco. You get to hire a boat, pushed around by a guy with a large stick and traverse some of the 180 kilometers of canals, being accosted by shops on boats, beer sellers, mariachis and whatnot.
It's nice, but not that nice.

Then, on my last day, I went down to see both Frida Kahlo's house, which wasn't too bad, but had very little and not very impressive art by Frida, and Leon Trotski's house, which also wasn't too impressive, but does house the tomb of the great thinker.
At Trotski's house, I was struck by how time the passing of time trivializes everything. The man was so much the subject of persecution because of his supposed risk for the Soviet Union (well, Stalin) and now, most people will not even recognize his name.

I finished off with a visit to the Spanish culture center, just behind the Zocalo, followed by a visit to El Angel, the independence column.

Tagged with: Frida Kahlo garden Mexico Mexico City Trotski Xochimilico

What to do?
Babak and Rouzeh
Mexican flag on the Zocalo
Gum tree
Food!
Poser
Stairs to nowhere
Say what?
Nice position, lady
With Che
On the edge
Templo Major
Hanging the bear out to dry
Death cult
Paulina
In Xochimilco
On Reforma
Cine Latino
Trotskis house
Dancing kings and queens
Shoes
Breakfast
In Xochimilco
Twisted church
Victory column
Super duper
Trotski
For sale
Ancient calculator
In white
Boing!
Dead tree
Floating around
On water

About

  • Me

After obtaining an M. Sc in maths, Babak Fakhamzadeh started with an office job at a major blue chip company but soon realised he'd do better on his own. Babak is a traveling web guru with a penchant for doing good and a love for visual and experimental art. Together with Eduardo Cachucho, he won the World Summit Award in the m-Tourism and Culture category in 2012 for Dérive app. With Ismail Farouk, he won the Highway Africa new media award in 2007 for Soweto Uprisings . com. Check out Babak's CV.

Contact

Babak is currently in Brasil.
+55 219 6557 5388 (Brasil)

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