Monday, February 6, 2017

On the Road Again

I've had a lot of distractions from blogging about Mexico City these days. I spent all of December abroad, mostly in Bangladesh, and now I'm back in India for a month. I have been invited by the American Embassy School in New Delhi to teach art to their students for the next two weeks, and will travel after that.

Today was the first day of classes--so far, so good. I have renewed respect for teachers everywhere after the experience. I am teaching the printmaking techniques I developed during my years in San Miguel de Allende--but in a speeded up version, as classes only last 45 minutes. It's a whirlwind.

So to those readers who have asked why I'm not blogging more, here's the answer. When I return home I plan to work on an update of my Mexico City guidebook so I expect to be more active on this blog.

Saludos, Jim J.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Visiting Frida's house?


      
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I was surprised that on a Tuesday afternoon in January, the line to visit Frida Kahlo's big blue house in Coyoacán reached way down the block.

So here's a tip:

To avoid having to wait in line, buy your tickets in advance
through this website:  https://www.boletosfridakahlo.org/


COST (PRICES ARE PESOS, NOT DOLLARS)


Entre semana (during the week)
$ 130.00  entrada general
$   80.00  nacionales presentando una identificación oficial
$   40.00  estudiantes y profesores con credencial vigente
$   15.00  estudiantes de nivel primaria y secundaria, de escuelas públicas
$   15.00  adultos mayores
$   80.00  renta de videoguía
En fin de semana (weekends)
$ 150.00  entrada general
$   90.00  nacionales presentando una identificación oficial
$   40.00  estudiantes y profesores con credencial vigente
$   15.00  estudiantes de nivel primaria y secundaria, de escuelas públicas
$   15.00  adultos mayores
$   80.00  renta de videoguía