Tag Archives: Xochimilco

Xochimilco, Palm Sunday Funday!

The tale of two cities, or so it felt. After the sailing portion of our Xochimilco tour concluded we took a few hours to walk the district and take in the Palm Sunday festivities. At one end of the square there were the deeply spiritual attending services and silently knotting fronds into crosses. Tranquil observers filled the cathedral with late-coming […]

The Venice of Mexico, Xochimilco!

  A short bus ride from downtown Mexico City and we were in the borough of Xochimilco, a colorful neighborhood connected by winding canals. The sun was shining and the weather was sweet. With michelada (spicy Mexican beer cocktail) in hand we boarded our colorful trajinera (canoe) and pushed off. Hundreds of boats with flowery painted images […]