ANTHROPOLOGY 101


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December 26th 2018
Published: December 26th 2018
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A slight change of plans. When traveling it pays to be flexible. Our trip to Taxco is for Wednesday not Tuesday. So we went down to the Turibus stop and for roughly ninety cents each and went to Chapultepec Park and spent the day in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia. It is a huge museum that houses 21 different structures representing the diverse cultures of Mexico. We spent time in the Introduction to Anthropology which carefully explained the changes in mankind over millions of years to modern man. In the center of the plaza there is a huge sculpted tree with water falling from it. This was the kid magnet. Every parent had to grab their children to keep them from taking a shower. Christmas day is a time families visit parks and museums and other places in the city. They spend Christmas Eve at home with their families to feast and enjoy each other. Then it is off to the parks on the twenty fifth. It would be impossible to visit every section, so we chose four more. The beauty of it was there were wonderful exhibits behind each of the structures that could be explored, touched and photographed without breaking any rules. Plants representing each of the areas were an integral part of the exhibits. We had lunch in the restaurant there. The different areas of Mexico were represented on the menu to continue that notion of diversity. We chose a tropical juice made of orange and beet root, Oaxacan chocolate and coffee. Troy had an omelet with mushrooms and squash blossoms. Mine had avocado and salmon. This was one of the best meals we have had so far. The trip back gave us a chance to see Chapultepec Palace which was home to the unfortunate Maximillian and Carlotta. We also traveled through a number of the colons or neighborhoods so we could see what it would be like to live in the center of Mexico City. Each one was unique and had a lot to offer city dwellers. Back to the hotel for a rest and then we will search for a place to dinner. Part of the fun is trying something new.


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