Tepoztlán, Place of broken rocks

Tepoztlan Travel Blog

 › entry 7 of 17 › view all entries
Teddy, Tere and Me are going to "Tepoztlan"

It was Sunday morning and I was waiting for Tere to pick me up at my house in "Cuernavaca". Today we wanted to go to "Tepoztlan" A city about 40 minutes driving from "Cuernavaca". A city with a history of tourism, mining and spirituality. Tourism because everywhere in the city you see markets and people selling things, mining because in the mountains near of "Tepoztlan" are filled it enormous quantities of different kinds of rocks (like amber, lapis lazuli etc..) and spirituality because on a mountain near "Tepoztlan" there is a ancient temple and because of the spirit energy that resides in "Tepoztlan" various UFO have been spotted, people have seen miracles etc… The name “place of broken rocks” comes from ancient Aztec times (it wasn’t actually Aztec, but I forgot the name of the tribe that used to live here around 1600 BC)

But for us the main goal was get up the mountain and see the (view at) the temple.

These boots were made for walking. Me walking to the temple
To get up the mountain you had to walk for 2 km with a slope of 20% on average. The walk was amazing trough a jungle and it was amazing to hear the sounds of animals and the wind blowing trough the trees. During our walk up we also saw various waterfalls, which were amazing. The only bad thing during the walk was the fast amount of tourists. Normally I don’t mind if there are many people enjoying the same thing as I do, but in this case it was really annoying. Some of them had their mobiles on playing music, not only for themselves but for everybody to enjoy. Now is it not my decision to make if somebody can listen to some music, but if you do please make sure that nobody else is bothered by it. But enough on that issue, because I’m here to enjoy my holidays  

Once at the top I saw one of the most thrilling views ever.

An ancient temple in the jungle
I hadn’t had this feeling since “Corsica” in the summer of 2006. It was amazing. Unfortunately we weren’t the only once upstairs, but in this case it wasn’t bad. It created a feeling of unification, because had to make that trip to the top, which was far from easy. Also I could understand why some people saw this place as something spiritual. Me and Tere sat on the temple for a while enjoying the view before we decided to go back down again.

Back in the town again I and Tere did some shopping, well Tere did most of it and I got the privilege to see all the shops. Which was really nice, because it gave me gave good idea of what to buy for everybody at home. So be prepared Holland. Also we saw a church in "Tepoztlan", but that wasn’t as impressive as the temple on the top of the mountain.

After a really tiring day we decided to go back to home, because Tere still had to buy some things for school. Yes, for Tere it was her last day of the summer vacation. Luckly for me I still got 4 more weeks.

 

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Teddy, Tere and Me are going to T…
Teddy, Tere and Me are going to "…
These boots were made for walking.…
These boots were made for walking…
An ancient temple in the jungle
An ancient temple in the jungle
At the temple at the top and as yo…
At the temple at the top and as y…
Enjoying the view and the moment
Enjoying the view and the moment
Teddy at the temple
Teddy at the temple
The church + Court in Tepoztlan
The church + Court in Tepoztlan
Teddy is also enjoying the view
Teddy is also enjoying the view
View of Tepoztlan from the temple …
View of Tepoztlan from the temple…
The journey back down
The journey back down
Shopping!!!!!
Shopping!!!!!
Me in the jungle going to the temp…
Me in the jungle going to the tem…
Tepoztlan
photo by: boicot