Mexico City (Part I, July 2008)

We drove down to Mexico City, where I am on sabbatical at the Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico -- as opposed to University of Namibia, or Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Argentina, which are also UNAMs). Heidi conveniently is in the Foreign Service and has a job at the US Embassy in Mexico. I joined Heidi and Piper near the Tex-Mex border; they had driven from Washington DC, where she'd been in training for the last year learning Spanish and diplomacy.

These pictures are from the first couple months in Mexico. There are some key things missing -- mostly the densely packed city itself -- which I have spent plenty of time in but will just have to wait until next time for more photos.

Also, I should note several observations: