Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan

Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan

Chapultepec

Chapultepec

Conveyor belts, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Conveyor belts, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Aztec mask, National Museum of Anthropology

Aztec mask, National Museum of Anthropology

Unfinished, Frida Kahlo Museum

Unfinished, Frida Kahlo Museum

National Museum of Anthropology

National Museum of Anthropology

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Liz & Pedro, La Roma

Liz & Pedro, La Roma

Piedra del Sol, National Museum of Anthropology

Piedra del Sol, National Museum of Anthropology

Xochipilli, National Museum of Anthropology

Xochipilli, National Museum of Anthropology

Moss, La Roma

Moss, La Roma

Nadia, Tlalpan

Nadia, Tlalpan

Mexico

Mexico City

Christmas 2015 • No more love for the Mexican bus system, not after spending a cumulative 46 hours rolling from city to city, mostly at night and during the holiday scramble. Maybe it was the irritation of my fellow busmates—their smells and snores, their bleeping devices, their inconsolable babies. Maybe it was the bad karma of my seatmate for six hours on a winding mountain road in Chiapas—her hacking cough, the screaming chihuahua tucked inside her jacket. Or maybe it was the woman across the aisle from her, the one who barfed into her blanket as soon as "Fast & Furious 7" had finally, mercifully faded to black on the TV screens. Whatever or whomever, I'm grateful for the newfound clarity about domestic air travel. Another thing I'd do differently is dedicate more days to D.F. It's an unrelenting assault on all five senses as well as a few vital organs—the eyes sting and the lungs labor because of air pollution—so maybe the great appeal of this massive rugby scrum is finding the refuge(s) within. These worked for me: National Museum of Anthropology, Chapultepec Park, Coyoacan, La Roma, Tlalpan.

Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan

Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan

Chapultepec

Chapultepec

Conveyor belts, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Conveyor belts, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Aztec mask, National Museum of Anthropology

Aztec mask, National Museum of Anthropology

Unfinished, Frida Kahlo Museum

Unfinished, Frida Kahlo Museum

National Museum of Anthropology

National Museum of Anthropology

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Liz & Pedro, La Roma

Liz & Pedro, La Roma

Piedra del Sol, National Museum of Anthropology

Piedra del Sol, National Museum of Anthropology

Xochipilli, National Museum of Anthropology

Xochipilli, National Museum of Anthropology

Moss, La Roma

Moss, La Roma

Nadia, Tlalpan

Moss, La Roma