María and I went to el Mercado de Jamaica, a market where you can find
all the plants and flowers you want.
Flowers at el Mercado de Jamaica.
María with some huge plants.
María was feeling sick, so she drank a lot of pineapple juice.
This is actually her back, but it looks funny.
This is her again after taking a shower (I was being all invasive in her room).
Vinicio, looking very, very tropical in my bed.
Me with a postcard, wondering what that green spot is.
Downtown México City. It is kind of sad to see garbage on the ground, but hey! Plants are always cool. Hotels, too.
You can find lots of juice and fruits at the vendor carts on the streets here in México. And not only juice and fruits—you can get almost any kind of food you want.
Alberto’s house. That day was rainy, but inside we were all about beach and vacations.
This is Ónix, Gabriel’s dog. Ónix recently had surgery, and he removed his stitches TWICE! Gabriel had to put this round pillow around him so he couldn’t reach the stitches again. It looks like a life preserver, and with that background, it’s like he could be in Hawaii or Fiji…or maybe Playa del Carmen.
Fruit at Mercado Coyoacán.
Gabriel and I ate tostadas at Mercado Coyoacán, where they also sell all kinds of fruit-waters and juices. This is a sign that shows all the amazing options.
PIÑATAS are really cuuuuute with all those colors and shapes.
This day was cool because we saw this random and pretty halo around the sun. It was funny because Zaid said, “Oh, it’s because Saturn is passing in front of the sun,” and María and I were like, “Really? Wow!” And then María was telling her boyfriend about it, and he was like, “No…it’s because there are clouds with ice up there, and they do that when you put light in front of them.” Zaid just made up that thing about Saturn and we believed it.
Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here!