Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Why I love Mexico City: Reason no. 9

Sometimes it's the little things that make life in the big city so pleasurable. I'd written a previous post (click here) about some of those perks, and this week I encountered a new one: aside from buying the usual fruits and vegetables at my weekly tianguis, I was able to get the hems on a new pair of pants shortened while I shopped.

Daniel is an itinerant tailor whose business consists of a sewing machine, a box of supplies, his sign and a dolly to move everything to a different market each day--another example of the ingenious ways Mexicans find to make a living.

He hadn't quite finished by the time I'd done my shopping, so I had lunch at the market stall below while I waited.

People often talk about the difficulties of living in a metropolis the size of Mexico City. But it's moments like this that make me feel I'm in a laid-back pueblo.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Understanding Mexico's Political Parties

With the presidential elections upon us in both the U.S. and Mexico, I thought this piece by author/blogger Daniel Hernandez about Mexico's political parties was worth sharing.

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