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North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Teotihuacán December 10th 2006

Having spent the last few days in Mexico City, I was really looking forward to get out of the city to see this archaeological place. I was thrilled at the thought of going to see and climb a pyramind. This would be my first time as i have never been to Egypt. Although I have seen some pictures of Teotihuacan pyramids on the internet, but it is not the same when you are pyhsically there. The idea of a real pyramid stand right before me really excite me :). We took the bus from Terminal Norte and it took about an hour to get there. Teotihuacan is located in the northeast of Mexico City. To the Aztecs, Teotihuacán was a holy place, where the sun, moon and universe were created. It was they who gave Teotihuacán ... read more
The cactus -Nopale
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North America » Mexico » Estado de Mexico » Teotihuacán December 9th 2005

Puebla to Tehaucan: I think the guy at the bus terminal found it hard to believe that I didn´t really have a clue on how to say the namen of the place I wanted to go to (Tay-woo-can, more or less). Hence he emphaised to me where I was at the moment, just to avoid any confusion. I found this just a tad patronising, thinking along the lines of just because I don´t speak your language all that well, I´m not stupid. Although saying this I remember a guy in Argentina telling me how people had frequently got off at either the preceding village or next village along when trying to visit the one with the hostel in. At this point they would call up confused as to why their map seemed a little misleading with ... read more


Teotihuacán is situated 50km northeast of Mexico City. Here you can visit the huge "Piramides del Sol y de la Luna" (Pyramids of the Sun and Moon), but also "el Templo de Quetzálcótl" (Temple of Quetzálcl). Teotihuacán was the capital of what was probably Mexico's largest pre-Hispanic empire and is also Mexico's biggest ancient city. Today it is still an important pilgrimage site. Many Mexicans visit the site during the vernal equinox hoping to soak up the mystical energy at that day. The "Piramide del Sol" is the world's third largest pyramid (after Cholula and Cheops). The structure was dedicated to the sun god. The base is about 220x220m and the pyramid is about 70m high. As I am writing this article about some 8 years after we visited it, I clearly remember the height. There ... read more
Piramide del Sol
Obsidian statues
Teotihuacán


When I was in Cuernavaca we took a weekend trip to Mexico City where we stayed in Mexico City on Saturday and went to Teotihuacan on Sunday. The pyramids were quite impressive and I was glad we were able to take advantage of the opportunity to go to the top of both of them.... read more
A look from the bottom
Pyramid of the moon (or is it the sun?)
Piramedes




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