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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.


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April 09, 2014


You're a great guide, Beth, and your travel notes are always a joy to read along with the photos and video. I marvel at your ability to adapt to and appreciate new environments, regardless of some of their not-so-good characteristics. I can see what endeared you to Mexico City and it certainly has fascinating aspects, not least its artworks, and the people are warm and welcoming indeed. But my impressions of it were totally different - I couldn't wait to get away from its crowds, chaos, noise, pollution. Maybe that's because I went there after spending time in the Mexican countryside and the small towns, especially San Miguel de Allende when I was at the art school. The friendliness of the people and the beauty of the landscape were overwhelming and the ambiance more encouraging to creativity than almost anywhere else I can think of.
I look forward to your next trip to hear more of your observations.


What Natalie said! I'd also been around San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato and small towns, then we went to Guadalajara (Mexico's 2nd largest city) and I was a little freaked out. The people we met there were lovely though for the most part, and the city had some amazing art and architecture. But we were only there for a couple of days. I never went to DF and figured it was too big and dangerous, but you have made it seem like a very worthwhile place to visit.

Oh, Beth, how glorious! I so appreciate the glimpses of Mexico City which you've shared.

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