Laura Milkin has gone to stay in Mexico City with the intention of walking the "longest avenue in the world", Insurgentes, and gathering stories from people who live and work around there.
These are her reflections on her first day of walking, when she captured stories from twelve people. All are described on her website, and readers are encouraged to give their reactions and share their own stories.
You'll find stories from architects describing the buildings that meant something to them, from a couple with a saint for an uncle, from a man talking about the hardships of life and work in the city, and (the first story) from a woman recalling an earthquake in her childhood. Several people spoke about the corruption rife in the city. Together they begin to build a picture of a hectic, chaotic and lively city. There should be many more fascinating stories to follow over the coming weeks.
Read all 12 stories from Laura's first day at http://www.walkingstoriesmexico.com/< Back to Mexico page for links to other stories