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Xochimilco, Mexico

Xochimilco in Mexico City is the remains of a huge water transportation system used by the Aztecs. The boats are similar to that of a gondola and while floating through the canals you can come across vendors of all types including Mariachi bands, food vendors, souvenirs and some are used simply for transport across the canals. It is also a World Unesco heritage site.

I booked my boat ride through airbnb experiences and I am so glad I did. It was a blast and while talking to other people later found that many people overpaid for a boat ride. My trip was approximately two, two and a half hours with music and a meal and a bottle of tequila brought by the hosts to share. They also offered beers that you could purchase. I had a great time and met some fun people. It was around $30.

While Taking your ride on the canals you can also visit the island of the dolls. From my understanding a man found a drowned girl & her doll and hung her doll up on the tree as a way of honoring her but her spirit still roamed the island uneasy. Over time he kept hanging more and more dolls to appease her spirit. After he passed it seemed that everyone else decided to continue the favor or task. I personally did not go onto the island. I have enough weird shit in my life so I stayed and looked at it from the boat.

We stopped at a flower farm for a quick break and I was stopped in my tracks at the scene of marigolds before me. It was like looking at a golden road; breathtaking!

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My full name is Courtney Elizabeth and growing up some of my nicknames were Coco & Betty, thus the name Coco Betty. Feel free to call me Coco, I still answer to it. I empower women to love themselves through travel, one trip at a time.

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Coco Betty Travels About Me

Hi Friends!

My full name is Courtney Elizabeth and growing up some of my nicknames were Coco & Betty, thus the name Coco Betty. Feel free to call me Coco, I still answer to it. I empower women to love themselves through travel, one trip at a time.

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