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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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  • Doug Evans

    I love this stuff! Thank you for posting. It’s getting me excited for my first ever trip to Mexico, coming in June, though since we’re staying at a resort, I think you had a more authentic trip. Your posts/columns are already making me want to go back (though I haven’t even been yet) and see the “real” Mexico.

    I’ve laughed out loud at several of your columns lately… wanted to pass along the compliment. Tell your editors I said so!

    [“Knock, knock! Hey, editors, Doug Evans says he’s laughed out loud at several of my columns lately…Oh, you guys are busy? Sorry. Never mind.” — DA]

  • shirley wofford

    Long ago, we used to dine often at a restaurant in Pomona by that name, and when I saw your headline, I wondered, “No kidding, is that place still going?”

    Your pictures of Mexico make it look inviting. The restroom sign is a hoot. It makes me think of a couple little related stories here, that I would tell, if this were not a public newspaper.