Sunday, August 17, 2014
A Stroll in the Park
A few hundred yards from our temporary home is the Bosque de Chapultepec, one of the largest city parks in the western hemisphere (and two and a half times the size of Hyde Park in London). Bosque means forest, and Chapultepec is a Nahuatl (Aztec) words meaning 'grasshopper hill'. On Sundays the park is alive with strolling families and stalls selling stuff, the main Paseo de la Reforma avenue is shut to traffic, and the Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Modern Art and Tamayo Museum are free. We wandered through it all, pondering what on earth we were doing here.