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I recently posted photos here from Teotihuacan, seen on my Mexico City vacation. Friday’s column is about my visit to Xochimilco, a village within Mexico City.

First, here’s the San Bernardino de Siena church, where a bell ringer is about to go to work.

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Colorful boats known as trajineras are lined up at an embarcadero.

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A boatman uses a pole to guide a trajinera along a canal. It’s the only way to travel.

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A boat of mariachis draws alongside a trajinera to play.

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A couple of the homes nestled along the canal banks, almost hidden among the trees.

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Sign on the men’s room at the plant nursery where we stopped. ‘Nuff said. The women’s room sign was more demure.

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A view of the plant nursery.

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And here’s our boat, waiting for us at the plant nursery. There was just a short trip from here back to the embarcadero, ending a pleasant two-hour cruise.

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