Exploring the renowned Floating Gardens of Xochimilco has always been a prominent item on my bucket list. The allure of venturing into these historic canals and encountering the enigmatic Island of the Dolls, now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, has captivated my adventurous spirit for as long as I can remember. What distinguishes this experience is the unique mode of transportation: rather than the modern roar of motors, these wooden boats are serenely guided by the skilled hands of a single gondolier, using a long wooden pole.
As I embarked on this extraordinary journey, the vibrant colors of the floating gardens unfolded before my eyes, weaving a tapestry of awe and wonder. The unhurried pace of these boats as they glided silently through the water provided the perfect opportunity to soak in the otherworldly beauty of Xochimilco. This timeless tradition, far removed from the clamor of the contemporary world, felt like a magical voyage through history.