its nearly time for me to get some shut eye as eyelida are stinging but just thought i[d give a quick update!!
ok so since the last blog... i had a night out in zona rosa area of mexico city with a real good crowd from hostel.. a mix of americans, aussies, irish, canadian and me...all up for a few beverages and a boogie! we went to a cool little bar where you had to pay for tokens and then using your tokens you go to the bar and order your drink! so effectively you que twice and this would definately prevent you getting pissed unless you purchased loots of tokens to begin with!!! i actually wasn[t drinking this night, didn[t feel the love for alcohol! the bar played lots of 80[s music but was too crowded to be able to move!! we moved on and ended up in an irish bar that is unlike any irish bar i[ve ever been to!! again mega crowded as everywhere in mex city is...but music was ace again, some dance tunes and then good old 90[s to recent tunes!! find it funny that mexicans sing away to all english songs but can[t speak english!!!
yesterday went to coyoacan to visit freida kahlo house *now a museum*, was mega interesting and really wanna see the film frida now, as its her life story...she was an artist who experienced some traumas, she was in a bus accident and broke her back and also gave birth to a baby whose heart was born outside his body, consequently dying 48hours later. But her art work was fab, my fave piece was an eye that iris was a clock! Then heading into coyocan area to visit bohemian markets and join in with the mexicans enjoying the street atmosphere...either watching street entertainment or dancing salsa!! they[re all so family orientated, although its sad when you see their young children on the street selling goods, but i suppose they know no different and also they are shown so much love, money isn[t everything!!!
today has been a relaxing day after walking for 5 hours yesterday! just chilling and enjoying the company of other travellers..realy enjoy just chatting to lots of different people. did end up witnessing a protest going on in the zocalo area...there were more police than i have seen lining the square with riot shields and then a couple hundred protesters... people who[d had their houses knocked down and then parlimentary buildings built instead, without being offered compensation!! the poignant irony being that they were protesting next to a temporary ice rink built from imported chinese materials that blatantly costs lots of money to transfer and maintain a low temperature...money that could easy have been spent on compensating now homeless families!!
was fascinating to watch though and went to a bar in a grand hotel that looked down on square so we werem[t involved in any confrontation but could absorb the experience!! not sure why they let us gringos into a posh hotel bar but they did and was perfect viewing balcony!!
now to bed!! buenos noches!!!