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North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Teotihuacán January 3rd 2019

Three historical sites with very strange names After we came home I started to plan the blogs and how I could tell what we were up to the weeks we were in Mexico. In order to avoid some blogs to become too large I decided to pull out some photos and present them in separate blogs. Here is one of those. This blog will be focused on some historical sites. The three sites I am going to write about here are Teotihuacan, Tula and Tenochtitlán. The historical sites in Mexico have some strange names. I am lucky that I only have to spell them right and nobody expects me to pronounce them correctly. Teotihuacan - Teotihuacan is one of the most spectacular historical sites in all of Mexico. To be honest, it is so spectacular that ... read more
Pyramid of the Sun
Pyramid of the Sun
My mother on top of Pyramid of the Sun

North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Teotihuacán December 31st 2016

Desde yo leí acerca Teotihuacana hacer 3 años, hay querido visitar esta lugar. Un razón principal fue que el construcción de las pirámides es un misterio. Sabemos son hecho de los manos de humanos, pero no sabemos quién exactamente. Eso fue muy interesante para mí, espacialmente porque me encanto la historia y cultura de México, y hay querido visitar la país por como 5 años antes de 2016. La historia de Teotihuacana es interesante, ha habido mucha influencia sobre la cultura de América Latina. Por ejemplo, hay muchas artefactos de esta ciudad en otras lugares en México y Guatemala Norte. Eso es un indicación que la gente de Teotihuacana fueron artesanas buenas, y también, que ellos podieron viajar mucho redondo lo región. Para mucha gente, particularmente turistas, una cosa interesante es el sito su mismo porque ... read more

North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Teotihuacán December 28th 2016

I first read about Teotihuacan on my laptop whilst taking a break from completing assignments for my online TEFL qualification. This was 3 years ago now, and I still remember vowing to see it if I could get TEFL work in Mexico. The mystery of the site was one of the things that first grabbed my attention, and justified my procrastination; archeologists have very little idea who built it. What they do know is that the site was built about 2100 years ago, and that the major structures such as the pyramids of the Sun and Moon, the palace, and the avenue of the dead were all planned and construction of them was started at this time. The Aztecs talked about Teotihuacan with reverence, and it should be remembered that their empire begun over 500 years ... read more

North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Teotihuacán December 15th 2015

Oli vuorossa Teotihuacan Cesarin kyydissä. Aurinko paistoi. Lämmintä reilut 20 astetta. Eikä paljon väkeä kun oli tiistai. Ihanteellinen päivä siis. Kiivettiin korkeimman pyramidin paalle. Vierailun lopuksi pari koululaista pysayttivat meidat. Heilla oli tehtavanaan haastatella turisteja englanniksi. Palatessa oli tiellä jo ruuhkaa. Oaxacalainen ravintola. Pulahdin hotellin uima-altaassa.... read more

North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Teotihuacán February 17th 2015

Feeling well-rested after yesterday's diversion we showered and headed to Mercado Roma in the Roma neighborhood, which is known as D.F.'s bohemian neighborhood. The market itself is higher-end and consists of two floors of food stalls from various local restaurants and businesses. The third floor is a beer garden. While the market was open at 10 when we went, many of the vendors didn't start serving until 11:30. Luckily El Moro Churrería was serving, so we sat down to café con leche and some churros with cajeta (a thick, Mexican syrup of sweetened caramelized milk)for dipping. I'd never actually seen how churros were made - they pump the dough through a contraption similar to a sausage-making machine and directly into a vat of oil for frying. They then cut them into smaller pieces. We are hoping ... read more
Almeja chocolata
View from the Pirámide del Sol

I had to temper my expectations upon visiting Teotihuacán and learning the origin of the site's name. Very impressive place and a great way to wrap up 5 weeks in Mexico and the last 5 weeks of The Trip To End All Trips. I was back in the US for ~3 weeks, slightly shocked and chagrined, bouncing around between Seattle, Florida, and Phoenix. The shock and chagrin was fleeting as I took off for The Next Trip To End All Trips at the end of May. US$ ≈ 13 Mexican pesos (M$) Accommodation and food I reserved a couple of nights at Hostel Amigo Suites through then extended for 4 more in person. The location was great, a few minutes walk from the zócalo and metro stop. A night in a 4 person ensuite dorm ... read more
Pyramid of the Sun
Looking Across to the Pyramid of the Moon
Pyramid of the Moon

North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Teotihuacán August 25th 2013

Wow what a day! Well, even though it was pretty cool the whole day and it was mostly cloudy, I got sunburned...figures. Anyway, we had an amazing tour guide named Bernard, who was 82, but he looked and acted like a guy in his fifties! Or better, I mean, he was climbing the stairs of the pyramids better than any of us! Although, he did pass on the Pyramid of the Sun, I think because the steps are fairly steep in spots. The pyramids of Teotihuacan are not quite what people imagine them to be...they are better :) The ancient peoples (Mexica) of Mexico, who called themselves Mexica, not Aztec (this word is wrongly used, as it was given to the people by a german. WRONG. These people had an extremely elaborate system of time and ... read more
Where Pulque comes from...
Temple of the Sun and Moon

North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Teotihuacán March 26th 2013

Teotihuacan – Echoes from the Past ... read more
Avenue of the Dead

North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Teotihuacán October 7th 2012

Two hours after landing in Mexico City on a lovely Sunday afternoon, I was cruising with my local colleague towards Teotihuacán which is located in the shadow of the massive mountain Cerro Gordo about 30 odd miles outside Mexico City. 40 minutes later we reached our destination after a brief stop for gas. There was a two mile long cobblestone road from the main entrance of Teotihuacán to the actual archeological site which made the ride to the parking lot quite bouncy and seemed to be never ending. Teotihuacán was the capital of Mexico's largest pre-Hispanic empire. “Teotihuacán” is ancient language means “the place where men become gods". On this archeological site sits the "Piramides del Sol y de la Luna" (Pyramids of the Sun and Moon), as well as the Temple of Quetzálcótl. The pyramid ... read more
The Sun Pyramid
The Moon Pyramid located in the shadow of the Cerro Gordo mountain
The platform in the middle of La Ciudadela

North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Teotihuacán January 15th 2011

I didn't get a chance to write yesterday because I was out in the evening, so there is a bit of catching up... Let's start with some things that have surprised me or caught my attention so far: The police presence in Mexico City is quite astonishing, I'm guessing it's to try and tackle the security problems and help the tourism, but that's just my guess because they are everywhere in the tourist zones: basically you will find 2 or 3 on every street corner and when you get to the really busy streets, there is just about one in front of every shop. On the first day, because we were trying to get to the centre without map and therefore had to ask for directions quite a few times, we asked the police whenever we ... read more

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