Xochimilco, Mexico City

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  • Some of the wildlife you can see here
    Some of the wildlife you can see here
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    The Floating Gardens of...

    by Pierre_Rouss Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Floating Gardens of Xochimilco
    ALMOST a tourist trap... depends on your tolerance.
    On this site, flower decked boats carry visitors through water canals (sort of Mexican Venice). It is beautiful!
    It is when vendors rowing to your boat like mosquitoes that your nerves can take some beating. They will offer linens, scarfs, broderies, carpets, pinatas, glass crafts, etc... If you were just waiting for this, then it's great... otherwise!

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  • Xochimilco is a series of...

    by ChicaAmable Written Aug 24, 2002

    Xochimilco is a series of canals that remain from the Aztec city of Tenochtitlán. You can take rides on colorful boats that are emblazoned with the names of Spanish females. Boats of venders will come alongside to you sell you tourist items and food. There are also boats of mariachi bands to serenade you. The water in the canal is murky and polluted; however, there are always plenty of tourists floating along in Xochimilco's 'chalupas.'

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    A boat ride at Xochimilco, on...

    by luciano Written Aug 24, 2002

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    A boat ride at Xochimilco, on a sunny afternoon.
    Very peaceful and relaxing, but on a weekday

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