Item #1789

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Category: City Travel Guides

Title: Xochimilco – Mexico City’s Venice - Tales of a Backpacker


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When conjuring up thoughts of romantic boat rides with a gondolier, one can’t help but think of Venice.  But Mexico City?  No way!  I had no idea before I came here that Mexico City was founded on a network of lakes and rivers.  Nowadays in most of the city you would never guess, as the metropolis has swallowed up almost all traces of its river based past.  But South of Mexico City, Xochimilco offers a glimpse of Mexico City’s history, through a network of rivers and floating islands.  Some call it the Venice of Mexico, and it’s not hard to see why.