Sunday, October 18, 2009

Here I am in Mexico!

That's the lobby of the hotel where I'm staying in Mexico City. I arrived last night, flying in through Dallas. I'll be telling stories to students who are learning English as a second language, as I did in Brazil last year (see late September and October 2008 on this blog). My work here doesn't begin until later in the week, so I'll have time to adjust and also to go sightseeing. The hotel is near the Zocalo, the huge square in the historic center. Today there was an international book fair in the square.
On Sundays, lots of people ride bicycles in the city.

Near the cathedral on one side of the square, which was built on the site of a Mexica temple, we saw native dancers in clouds of incense (pinon?). I didn't get pictures of the dancers, but here's the cathedral, with an advertisement for the book fair in the foreground: On several of the side streets we saw living statues, magicians and organ grinders. No pictures of those either.

Who's "we"? Storyteller Inno Sorsy, our tour manager Alberto Alexander and me.

More tomorrow or the next day. I'm about to fall into bed.

1 comment:

megan hicks said...

Snazzy digs! You are going to have so much fun. And you are going to be so dog tired. I'm off to work in about half an hour. Besitos y abrazos, sweet thang!