Published: August 18th 2012August 18th 2012
My first day in Mexico.
I arrive to Mexico. Finally after missing my flight one day and being delayed overnight on another I make it to Mexico City, Mexico. The two days I missed were made up by the complementary first class seats I got on the following flights. As the plane descended into Mexico City I noticed how different it look compared to my expectations the closer I got. Mexico City is huge. Today it houses over nineteen million people. Some of the largest industries in Mexico include Cemex, Grupo Modelo, and is the 2nd largest bottler in the world for Coca-Cola. About two-thirds of the terrain is covered with mountains and highlands. There are also deserts, tropical rain forests, rivers, and tons of volcanoes.
As I am taken to Cuernavaca, located in the state Morelos, I find myself viewing the small towns and volcanoes along the way. I am entertained by my friend driving me with his singing with an occasional break to inform me about the history of Mexico. One fact that shocked me was how there are over four hundred volcanoes in the country with about 4 of these being still active. Quite impressive.
After two and half hours of driving I arrived to the city. Cuernavaca is called the city of eternal springs and temporarily homes many study abroad students. There are steep hills, small streets, and tons of traffic. As the evening hits I am accompanied to a beautiful 1 bedroom house, also called a bungalow, that is excluded from the noise of the city. I conclude my evening with a night out with three new friends to get my first authentic Mexican taco at La Princesa on the calle (street) de taco.
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