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We got an early start this morning so we could have a full day to enjoy the ride. Everyone showed up at the house promptly and we loaded up the food, drinks, and kids into the van. We managed to fit 15 of us into the minivan which is no record for Mexico but it was a personal best for me. I cringed at the thought of all the children wedged into the back cargo area. Our daughters sat in the middle row on our laps. I had already messaged one of the url=https://www.facebook.com/pages/XOCHIMILCO-RECORRIDOS-EN-LAS-TRADICIONALES-TRAJINERAS/126104895887trajinera companiesin Xochimilco so we knew which embarcadero we were headed for, the very last one it turns out, Embarcadero Nativitas. They offered us a discount, the boat ride all the way out to the Island of the Dolls for 1350$ pesos. The ... read more
Helping paddle the boat
Dancing on the bow of the trajinera
Floating Musicians


Petite journée tranquille aujourd'hui. Comme c'est une fin de semaine de 3 jours, beaucoup de trafique donc on ne peut aller trop loin. Nous sommes allés à l'UNAM, l'universisad national autonoma de Mexico. Une très grande fierté pour les Mexicains. La plus grande et importante université de l'Amerique latine. Et gratuite en plus. Pour y entrer il faut avoir de très bonnes notes et passer des examens très difficiles. Quand nous y sommes entrés, ils nous ont collé des carrés rouges sur le chandail....( la comprenez-vous....). C'était peut-être aussi un collant pour l'entrée au musée... Donc dans la UNAM il y la le MUAC, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo. Peut-être pas la meilleure visite pour les jeunes. Je ne crois pas qu'ils sont des admirateurs de cet art, même si on a vu des "choses" particulières. Mais ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Distrito Federal September 5th 2012

Español / Català Since immemorial years the Fourth Sun, Nahui-Atl, had given way to the Fifth, Nahui-Ollin, in the place where the gods were born, Teotihuacan, the culture that permeated and spread Mesoamerica for hundreds of years and widely would influence peoples who followed them: Toltec, Mixtec, Mexica… Inin tonatiuh itoca naollin ye tehuantin totonatiuh / in tonnemi axcan auh inin inezca in nican ca inic tlepanhuetz in tonatiuh / in teotexcalco in oncan in Teotihuacan (This Sun, its name Four Movement, it’s the sun we live in now. And here's its sign, how it fell in the Fire of the Sun, in the divine stove, there, in Teotihuacan) * Four centuries had to pass by after the decline of the... read more
Teotihuacan
Teotihuacan
Teotihuacan


sziasztok eddig ez volt a legjobb napom.. nem is gondoltam volna.. ma teotihuacanban voltam/ami az egyik legosibb civilizacio altal hatrahagyott romvaros.azonban mar a buszban kiderult, hogy nem csak a romvarost nezzuk meg hanme elotte a guadalopei szuz templomahoz is elmegyunk. a templom a leglatogatottabb kegyhej mexikoban. a szuz tulajdonkeppen a szuzmaria, aki indian karaktereket viselve jelent meg egy indian asszonynak kerve ot h az oslakok terjenek meg.. az esemeny ahtasara ezrek es ezrek vettek fel a katolikus vallast. azota szuz tobbszor megjelent mexikoban. ja. vegre volt egy angolul jol beszelo idvezunk, akinek a tudasa is emgfelelo volt. sok mindent megtudtunk tole mexikorol, az osi civilizaciokrol. olyan del korul ertuk el a romvarost. mielott azt megtekintettuk, egy oszidian muhelyben voltunk, ahol a kaktuszfeldolgozas lepeseit is lattuk. tequilaval is megkinalta... read more


szasztok nalatok mar feljott a nap itt meg ejszaka van .lefekves elott gondoltam irok par sort... koran keltem majd jott ertem a busz/igaz kicsi kesessel/hogy elvigyen minket a cimbne emlitett 2 varosba. eloszor cuernevacaban voltunk/ferences rendi templomot neztuk meg meg a foteret a kormanyzoi paoltaval. volt idegenvezetonk/es mint oly soxor latin/amerikaban, megtortent ujra.. igen.. NONSTOP spanyolul beszeltek hozzam, annak ellenere h ANGOL nyelvure iratkoztam fel.. eloszor jol felb..tam magam a dolgon, aztan gondoltam a sors akarja igy.. ezzel is gyakorlok.. onnan tovabb taxco/ba amit ezustvarosnak hivnak. ezustbanyaszat itt ma mar nincs, ezustmegmuveles annal inkabb. de engem inkabb a varos fekvese fogott meg. a hegyoldalba epult, telezeg/zugos utcakkal, aranyos boltokkal, tele kedves emberekkel. rengeteget fotoztam! a aktedralis is nagyon szep, jol korbejartuk. ... read more

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Szijjasztok! na hol is kezdjem!az biztos'a repulest most egy idore megutaltam megint..12 ora egy csoben...a 7 ora utan ugz erzed megpusztulsz.. pedig minden tuti volt,kb mint egy elso osztalyu ettermben, olyan kiszolgalas meg jo filmek.megis.. egyebkent mindne siman ment. este 21h korul landoltunk aztan meg ujabb fel ora mig kiengedte3k minket a gepbol, majd meg fel ora mire a csomagjainkat at tudtuk venni. inne felgyorsultak az esemenyek.. itteni ido szerint ejfelkor mar agyban voltam.. ami reggel 7 orat jelent nektek.tehat 24 orat voltam talpon. az idoeltolodas miatt viszont jol ki tudtam aludni magam. reggel beszelgettem par szobatarsammal/aztan reggeli es irany a varos. szerencsere 3 percre lakom a katedralistol, meg a hires nemzeti palotatol. kozel van a maja osok altal epitett templom romja is/ott is voltam ma. vegul a biztonsagos reszen belul maradva *mindenutt ren... read more


Air conditioning, seats that are cushioned and recline to a level that allows even the average insomniac a fighting chance at a few zzzzzz. You receive a ticket for your precious backpack down below and they are punctual, a rarely observed quality in Latin America. You may even be dished up a couple of B rate American films, although they aren't great value if you can't understand the Spanish dubbing. The Mexican 1st class bus system is a silver edged bonus to the pain that is long distance road travel. Mexico is an expansive country that can require some exhaustive jaunts, day or night. Those minor luxuries mentioned above provide some pain relief from the general discomfort.The voyage times could be reduced significantly if the drivers took a leaf out of the Guatemalan chicken bus drivers ... read more
Temple of the Sun
Heads up!
Royal Palace

North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Distrito Federal February 15th 2012

Sorry folks, been awhile. Just getting some time to upload the photos, edit the video and reflect on our adventure in Mexico. Rather than try to catch you all up at once, I intend to complete a series of separate blogs on various individual topics. Some of the richest experiences have been with our everyday life here in San Pancho. Before I go there, I must take you to one of the wonders of the world, the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries in Central Mexico, where we traveled for my birthday in early Feb. We intented to drive deep into Michoacan, the state with the most Monarch sanctuaries. After factoring in the 2,000 speed bumps and the 78 detours around failed highways, my best estimates put the journey at about 10 hours - nothing after the Dietz Family's ... read more
Valle de Bravo
Trail to monarchs
Trail to Monarchs


The alarm was set for 8am but I turned it off and slept in until 9am because Mia woke up coughing around 6am and threw up some. Her fever had returned so I gave her another dose of the Advil and she fell back asleep tossing and turning. Last night I packed up a small suitcase with all the gifts and shoes for the family in Mexico City. New shoes for the four children of Maria and Victor, shoes for Rafael and Jimena in Zirandaro, and new shoes for my suegra (mother-in-law). A Leapster L-Max with several games in a nifty little backpack for José's son Anthony. A DS Lite with several games for José's son Michel. Four Gillette deodorants for Marilub to take to Zirandaro for Tío Martín. A bottle of cranberry extract capsules for ... read more
Chisme
Los Niños
Azul y Concha

North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Distrito Federal January 29th 2011

Eigentlich wollte ich heute, am Samstag, nochmals zum Zocalo nach Mexico City und Großstadtluft schnuppern. Hans hatte aber verständlicherweise die Nase voll von 2-3 Stunden Anreise mit den Öffis (und wir wissen ja auch, dass er an einer Großstadtallergie leidet…). Also planten wir um. Schließlich hat Topotzotlan auch so Einiges zu bieten. Nach ausgiebigem Duschen und Wäschewaschen verließen wir unsere Garderobe an der Wäscheleine und machten uns Richtung Innenstadt auf. Und Hans hatte wieder einmal den richtigen Riecher gehabt. Nicht nur, dass das Virreinato Museum lockte (Tepotzotlan war ein wichtiges Kultur- und Studienzentrum während der Kolonialzeit), sondern es war auch Markt! Natürlich begeisterte das meine Frauenseele, die ja immer auf Jagd nach Souvenirs ist. Zuerst war einmal Kulturschnuppern Pflicht. Die kühlen Gänge und Säle des Virreinato-Museums, einst ein b... read more
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