Mexico City Travel Blog› entry 1 of 19 › view all entries
in Mexico as we explore colonial cities, exotic jungles and traditional Indian villages. From the uplands of Oaxaca to the rainforests of Guatemala and Yucatan we uncover ancient ruins of lost civilisations. We visit the complex of pyramids, terraces and rock carvings of Monte Alban and discover the ruins of ancient temples deep in the jungles of Palenque. We also explore the Mayan metropolis of Tikal and visit the well-preserved murals at Bonampak.
Along the way we sail through the vast Sumidero Canyon and explore the colonial town of San Cristobal. We end the trip on the tropical Island of Caye Caulker: we explore the ruins of Tulum and Uxmal and visit the pyramids and temples of Chichen Itza.
We arrive into Mexico City in the early evening after a long and tiring flight via Madrid. We can tell something has happened as there is a strange atmosphere in the airport. We get through passport control and pick up the bags and meet our tour leader. I ask what has happened and his reply is that Pope John Paul II has died today. Is that all I reply. Opps, this being a deeply religious country everyone is in morning and it is a big deal to them.I not being religious at all seem to have put my foot in it! Oh well never mind.
We make our way to our fantastic city centre hotel,located right on the Zocolo and have dinner and a beer on the balcony restaurant. The Square is crowded with political protesters and it is swelled by people visiting the cathedral to pay their respects to the Pope.