A Weekend Of Wandering

Saturdays are, and always have been for me in Mexico, a work day. A three hour class in the center of the city. It’s a good class really, so no problems. This week I got out a little earlier though, so I went for a stroll up nearby Alvaro Obregon. It’s not quite next door to the Centro Historico but there’s a few colonial buildings and it’s a generally pleasant road with a wide central paved and grassed area which houses a market.

Not a fruit and veg market though. It’s the place to go if you’re looking to pick up a painting, or old magazines and books. Or even some antiques. Of varying antiquity. I’m not sure old Atari gaming consoles and 70’s cine cameras are quite antiques yet, but they certainly are cool to see on sale. A lot of them in working order!

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Today though we stayed a little closer to home and went for a bike ride up to Coyotes Park. I don’t know why we don’t go there more often to be honest. It’s a very green respite away from the noise and smoke of the city, without having to leave the city. And it’s literally just 5 minutes up the road. By bike, anyway.

They even have a little zoo going on, with a sizeable aviary, deer, ducks, parrots and a new puma enclosure. I’m not so sure about the sense of keeping pumas there though. It’s a really very small enclosure for a mother and her three cubs. But I guess I have seen worse.

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