20 million people…amazing! Tough city, with many layers to it.
First of all, I will start with the airport. It’s old, and not very functional. Apparently they will be opening another airport as a secondary one, which seems to be under a lot of suspicion as to whether it will actually work or not.
I visited three museums which were all spectacular. Some galleries were closed because of COVID-19, including the Frida Kahlo museum, which I was disappointed in because I expected to see her art, of which very little was there. I am obsessed with her! I have a bedcover on my bed with her picture, a notebook, a scarf, a little doll, etc. Don’t know why she fascinates me…she was certainly a free spirit and resilient; maybe that’s why!
I stayed in a little hotel called Hotel Isobel right in the center of town. Lovely, very clean room with a terrace overlooking the street. Quite a find,and for three nights they charged me 1584 pesos, which is under 100 Canadian. I asked ‘are you sure that is not 100 US a night?’ Visited the Opera and Ballet houses, They both had beautiful murals, but couldn’t get a ticket because of COVID-19.
The BK’s have a lovely Centre with coordinator Vivian, who was in London, England at the time. But the sisters were lovely and, after I attended class on Sunday morning they made the most delicious breakfast. I am very fortunate to have these relationships with this spiritual organization around the world.
I feel very lucky to be in this part of the world. The people work very hard, have joy in their life, and music & culture are very much part of everyday life. As an example: on New Year’s Eve I will have dinner with friends, then other friends are hosting an evening with singing and music on their terrace under the stars…as I have said, life here is tough!
I listen to the news every day from Canada and the UK. It is very sad. I have no idea where it is all going.
Happy New Year to All!
Be safe and healthy.
P.S. And of course I went to the movies: Matrix, West Side Story, and a brilliant and very strange movie called Annette where Adam Driver sang throughout. Strange, but don’t miss it.
I should also say I had an excellent guide by the name of Isobel, who has become a friend and is working at becoming an entrepreneur. I said I would help her