Aztects at their best
San Juan Teotihuacan Travel Blog› entry 13 of 17 › view all entries
Today I was going to do something special and after a week of relaxing in "Cuernavaca" it felt good to do some travelling again. Today our destination was going to be Teotihuacan and more important the Aztec ruins that are found there. The travel group of today was going to be Hannah, Tere, Ricardo and me. That's why we headed first to Mexico City to pick up Ricardo. The trip to Mexico City was done by bus and metro, which was actually quit boring, because I was to tired to to enjoy it. We woke up at 7 in the morning and I'm not used to that anymore, most of the time I wake up at 10.
After picking up Ricardo we went by car to Teotihuacan. From a small distance you already see the temple of the Sun standing above all the tree and during this view a thought went trough my mind.
After parking the car we went to the ruin site, and come to think of it, it was my first time in a Aztec city which was still more or less intact. It was amazing, the looks of this city were truly amazing and I was thinking what this place would be like in its glory days. I found out that this place used to be a jungle with plants and animals everywhere. At the moment it looked old and death, but that used to be really different. We decided to go up the temple of the sun, which was a very difficult climb, because like every temple the stairs are really small and way bigger than my big European feet.
But there was still mcuh more to see at therefore we decided to walk to the temple of the Moon, a smaller temple than the temple of the sun but equally impressive. The only negative point was that you could go to the top of the temple. Half-way there was a barrier which prevented you to go any further.
Down to earth again (meaning on the ground) we went to the toilet, because walking makes you wanting to go to the potty.
Outside the museum again we decided to take a long walk to the temple of quetzalcotl, which in my opinion was the best temple, because there were two temples, one in front and one behind that and because you couldn't see the temple behing the one it looked like another temple but even smaller than the other two.
After I decided to return back (because I couldn't make them wait for to long) we went to "La Gruta" a restaurant build within a cave (read my review for more information) That was the best desert we could have after a day like this. We ate something and we returned to Mexico to get the bus to "Cuernavaca" again. In order to plan our next trip to Cancun, or Not.