Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ah.... I'm Back in Mexico

How can I tell that I'm back in Mexico, besides the obvious, which was our plane landing in Mexico City?  Well, there was the cab ride from the airport last night at 11 pm.  Our taxi driver needed gas (the red light was on), he didn't wear his seat belt (even though he was going about 100 km per hour, about 60 mph), and he used his emergency brake as his braking system at every red light.  There was a roll of toilet paper on his dashboard, and a fire extinguisher between the two front seats.  I smiled as I took in these details, lulled by the conversation between he and Eduardo, a haze of Spanish.  It's good to be back. 

We are spending some days here in Mexico City with Eduardo's family, and we decided to take the metro into downtown today to visit a few local markets.  It started with a world class shoe shine for Eduardo for 25 pesos.
Then we took the metro, where I saw this great big colorful mural of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
The markets we visited featured the work of many craftsmen that specialize in various areas.  We saw some beautiful and creative custom leather bags,
and walls of colorful beaded earrings.
But the find that made my day was these stones, that look like water reflections in a swimming pool.  Isn't that PERFECT for me?  This is the first time I have seen this type of stone.  I can't wait to bring them home and make them into jewelry.
We made it back to the house around 5 pm, just in time to have dinner and then cake and coffee with some family and friends who stopped by for a visit.  I particularly enjoy Eduardo's adorable six year old niece, who is learning English and has given herself the job of being my Spanish instructor.  "Repeat after me in Espanol,"  she tells me.  I am blessed!  And lastly, even the desserts here in Mexico are beautiful, like this colorful gelatin from dinner tonight.
Tomorrow we will head back into the city for another treasure hunt.  I send you all my best wishes for a beautiful evening.  Buenas Noches!
xo Linda

1 comment:

  1. looks and sounds like a wonderful experience and a GREAT time - enjoy!