Bullfight,views from Latin American Tower


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Published: February 14th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

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Monument to Mexican Independance.
Happy Valentines Day everyone!

This morning finds me still reeling from what is starting to feel like an upcoming ear infection! Sunday found me doing something I never do....tour bus! All told it was actually worth it just to be able see other neighborhoods. And after the tour bus Ken, the Canadian and I wandered to the Latin American Tower. It's 43 stories with a bar/restaurant on the 42nd with sweeping city views. Lunch and beers was expensive but worth every peso.

Ahhhh the bullfight I took the metro out then a libre taxi..which isnt recommended to plaza del toros. Since this was a first for me I decided on a cheap full sun ticket for 75 pesos. Am glad i did. I happened upon a group that loves bullfights. Its an every Sunday event for theses ladies and gentlemen of Porra de Alcohol. And as a gringo i stuck out like a sore thumb, but was soon showered with friendly ribbing and offers from everyones bota bag. The folks from this association were not only friendly but invited me to scream obscenities about other sections mothers with them! Of course this is all in good fun. Needless to
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A bizarre shape for an office building.
say after a few Victoria's and way too much wine my screaming along got the most of me and my voice 2 days post...still hasnt recovered! But the experience I wouldn't trade for anything. So to El Groupo Porra De Alcohol thank you for a wonderful evening and i hope to be back this sunday with pictures for your site and a Cuban Esplendido for Miguel.

So will close this now and upload lots of pictures some of which are self explanatory...so i won't annotate most.

Hasta Pronto!


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Church

A neighborhood church with stunning stain glass.
Art museum?Art museum?
Art museum?

No idea what this is! The tour bus made very few stops.
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Fountain

The fountain at Plaza de Madrid.
Scorpion?Scorpion?
Scorpion?

Another bizarre but unique building in Zona Rosa.
Snobs eh!Snobs eh!
Snobs eh!

Funny sign had to snap a pic. Must be for uppity folks!
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Latin American Tower

Stellar view from 42stories up!
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Zocalo

Zocalo from the tower.
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Plaza de toros

Pre bullfight
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Plaza de toros

Opening pomp and ceremony!
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Ole!

The bull got the better of this Matador he went ass over tea kettle shortly after!
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New friends

Paco and I showing off my new shirt as I was sort of inducted into their club!
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Porra De Alcohol

The aftermath of a night of too many beers and a lot of wine! Some but not all of the group!


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