Saturday, September 12, 2009

Travels, Day 13, On The Way To Guatemala

Mom continues her travelogue:
Date: 7-1-72
Place: Mex City, Mex - same as yesterday
"We toured Mexico City today. Visited University of Mexico which is beautiful - supposed to be a million students. We visited Museum of Anthropology. A hugh place but interesting. We visited Mexican Markets, National Museum + Maximillion's Castle. We visited parks + then home to the trailer.
Everyone is tired tonight - Walked miles it seemed. Got lost coming back to trailer park."

Mexico City is an an interesting city full of history with a European feel (I've never been to Europe but the Wife thinks it has the right feel and she's been there many times). I remember the murals at the University of Mexico and the Museum of Anthropology. It was one of the last places we went in the city and I remember being tired ... very tired. I don't think I appreciated it as much as I should have.

The Wife and I went back to Mexico City in 2003. We went to many of the places I'd been to thirty-one years earlier. I'm sure things had changed a bit. The museum didn't feel the same at all. The 2003 museum felt smaller than the one I went to. Of course, I was smaller in 1972 so everything felt bigger then. I also appreciated the city more even if I was not feeling well while I was there.

4 comments:

  1. Why is it that people revisit places that much? I personally have a truckload of things to discover and I don't think I would do any of them over... Nostalgy mmm.

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  2. Godefroy: I had two reasons. First, I was only eight wen I was there and didn't remember very much about the place and I really didn't appreciate it as much as I did when I was an adult. Second, the Wife had never been there so it was all new for her.

    Another reason can be that some places can't we visited in one trip. They're too big to take in all at once. You have to go back to complete the visit.

    Most cases I never go back to a place I've been but I can understand why people would.

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  3. I'm sorry, I didn't want this comment to sound rude. Mea culpa.

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  4. Goderoy: Actually your comment didn't seem rude to me. I'm sorry my response to your comment made it sound like I thought your comment was rude. :-)

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