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In which Diego shaves me.

Diego shaves me in Roma

Diego shaves me.

Hiram took this photo of me getting a shave at the shop “Famous” near where we are staying in Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood. This is the first time I have gotten a shave at a barber shop. I don’t think the barber, Diego, believed I speak Spanish because we both had to repeat ourselves a lot. Or perhaps this being my first shave in Spanish, I was speaking Spanish but not the Spanish you use when getting a shave. Perhaps because I didn’t understand what he was asking me to do or perhaps because I continue to be haunted by the beautiful film Roma, when Diego put the chair down and told me to stretch out, I tried to put legs up like the film’s protagonist Cleo at her OB Gyn appointment. It was a good shave.

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Ivan

Ivan walking dogs in the Álvaro Obregón municipality

Ivan

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Cool Cat

Hiram in a park in the Álvaro Obregón municipality.

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José Luis

José Luis outside a flower and casket shop in Roma Norte

José Luis outside a flower and casket shop

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Grommets

Window, Aeromexico, Terminal 2, Mexico City
Bull ring viewport, Arroyo Restaurant, Mexico City

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Solo mujeres y menores de 12 años

Plastic barriers create a waiting area for subway cars reserved for women and children on the Mexico City Metro system.

Plastic barriers create a waiting area for subway cars reserved for women and children on the Mexico City Metro system.

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Brands

Garbage truck on Tonala street in the Roma Sur neighborhood

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Turismo 28

I'm seeing these double bar bikes all over Mexico City. A bike shop owner tells me the brand name is Turismo 28. Where we've been staying here in the Roma neighborhood, they're used a lot by people making deliveries.

Double bar bike in Plaza Manuel Tolsa

Double bar bike in Plaza Manuel Tolsa

Double bar delivery bikes at Mercado de Medellín in Roma Sur

Double bar delivery bikes at Mercado de Medellín in Roma Sur

Double bar bikes
Double bar bikes with deliveries strapped to back

With deliveries strapped to back

Double bar delivery bikes waiting at the Mercado Medellín

Waiting at the Mercado Medellín