Hostal Cuija Coyoacan
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... it was back here for a cooking fest. The kitchen was a complete mess but that can't be avoided when there's so much incredible produce on offer. Chatting to Martin about this afternoon's demonstration, he told us about the teacher's unions here. In the areas where they are the strongest, teaching jobs are passed on from father to son. When they're disgruntled, some union teachers protest with covered faces and brandishing machetes! Martin has seen this first ...
... National Antropology museum with exhibitions of the different cultures of the prehispanic times. One needs 2 days to explore all the exhibits.
The next morning we took a bus 60km to Theotihuacan (these names are very foreign to our tongues!) where we had to climb (of course) the pyramid of the Moon and the pyramid of the Sun and walk the Avenue of the Dead. Those steps are very high and steep and the next day our thighs certainly let us know all about ...
... s pre-Hispanic Indian cultures, mainly the Mayan and Aztec. Rivera (as known as "the frog face" for his unusual physical appearance) was a huge collector of Mayan artifacts and had this museum constructed to glorify the past. The museum is in the shape of "teocalli" which means "house of energy" and each corner of the museum is dedicated to earth, wind, water and fire. The museum resembles the same building ...
... a bigger and better version. They have also excavated the priests' temple room. It was horribly hot and the children, were flagging so we were glad to get into the cool of the museum showing all the wonderful artefacts that have been found. Although modest, everything was beautifully laid out and explained, and it all hung neatly around the temple.
After the museum we had a very inexpensive late lunch in a smart restaurant above the central square. ...
... it would be a beautiful place to come and relax, but Sundays are crazy….just as my guidebook warned me it would be!
I know that many of you reading were expecting me to be visiting another developing country with basic facilities, but really Mexico City is a very cosmopolitan, sophisticated city. As I mentioned earlier in many ways it reminds me of London, especially today around the park and travelling the ...