Arriba arriba hondelay!!

Mexico City Travel Blog

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Well, we made it!  After 11 and a quarter hours on a (very enjoyable!) B.A flight, we touched down in a rain drenched Mexico city.  Our hostel sent us a complementary taxi and we arrived at Hostel Amigo in just twenty minutes.  The hostel is great, only 2 pounds a night which includes breakfast, an evening meal and unlimited (if slow!) internet access.  The breakfast and dinner can vary from the delicious to the "Surprising" to the downright nasty, but it cant be too bad as I've eaten something every day!  It has a bar which is always bouncing, and our roommates up to now have been great, an Australian and two Austrians girls. 

Mexico city doesn`t seem at all dangerous, as we´d been warned.  The people are great, the city is crazy busy but seem very welcoming and safe.

  Its a city of 22 million, and we have only seen a part of it yet, but im sure common sense will keep us safe. 

So far we have walked the miles of street traders that are around Zocalo, which is the main square and one of the biggest in the world.  We saw the Aztec ruins that show the beginning of the ancient city, and yesterday we went on a tour that took in the pyramid of the sun and moon, in a site called Teotihuacan.  Before heading there we went to a church where the virgin is said to have appeared, and the site is visited by 5,000,000 Mexicans a year.  We then went to a craft shop in the countryside, and saw how they use the volcanic rock to make representations of the ancient Aztec gods.  They also left us try their home made tequilas and an alcholic drink made from cactus.

The pyramids were amazing, and we could have spent all day there but were exhausted by the time our 3 hours were up.  They were incredibly steep and tall, with the Sun pyramid being the largest pyramid in the world.  I maganged to climb both, without any need for my inhaler, fair play!!  The sun pyramid was 65 meters high, the Moon pyramid was 45 meters high, and the steps were around 18 inches high each, so it was a very exhausting but thrilling experience.  Highly recommended!!

We have been taking it easy today, but plan to go watch wrestling tonight, which should be a blast.  Tomorrow we hope to see  the floating gardens, an area of the city built on a lake where you can only get around on boats.  And fingers crossed we will see a football game at the 100,000 capacity Aztec stadium on Sunday. 


So thats all for now, we hope you are all well, and we will be adding the first of the photos soon. 


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The view from the top of the pyra…