We did visit museums and archeological sites, but we focused much of our short visit looking at the large scale murals in public buildings. Here’s one detail from a Diego Riviera mural. This is one of thousands of small details, portraits, stories. As intended, the murals act as immensely appealing chronicles of Mexican history.
That was a fitting endpoint for our stay in Mexico. Our eyes and ears have been opened to a new language and an immensely complex country. We have tuned in to music, to political situations, to food, to history that we had never noticed before. We learned so much, but, as students always come to realize, the more you know the more you realize your ignorance. We are eager to return to Mexico and continue the exploration.