Crowne Plaza Mexico City North-Tlalnepantla
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- Hot tub
- Non-smoking hotel
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... also an enormous mexican flag in the middle of the square, which was pretty cool.
One edge of the square was taken up by a huge cathedral (apparently the largest in Latin America). Aooarently it took three centuries to build, which is why it has lots of different styles of architecture. It was pretty daughting and positively cavernous inside. We could see how easily it would have frightened people into submission! The various alters were really gold and decorated, but the ...
... old churches and grand palaces. There are some stunning old buildings everywhere and the people are very animated, rushing about the streets and even protesting by the gates of the palace, there was lots to see all over.
We decided to visit the Museo de Templo Mayor which was basically an old ruins site only recently rediscovered below the streets of the city. It is smack bang in the middle but they've dont their best to dig it up, tidy it up for ...
... was a great treat for the price, mainly for the view from walking out on the rooftop, not so much for the tour itself, which was totally in a Spanish monotone. The man who gave the tour spoke through a megaphone and looked like he had given the same speech thousands of times before (he might have). I was too busy looking around to try to figure out what he said, but we gathered that the bells are very old. (Found out later that ...
... Mexico City, and I was fascinated to actually see some of the artifacts from this remarkable culture up close and personal!
Outside the museum we saw a kind of ritual ceremony, called la Danza de los Voladores. Four men dressed very elaborately in traditional garments climb a tall pole and secure ropes to the top which they wind around the pole where they sit. Meanwhile, a fifth man climbs up to play the flute and drums as ...
... which would have been awful and we are hoping it dosn't happen to us. Jess decided to stay in Mexico City with him because he couldn't leave the bed. 2 Aussie boys Lauchlan and Leroy and a German guy Milon Jess met previously that night were booking the same bus as is to go to Oaxaca as the flights to Puerto Escondido were over $300. Milon and Lauchy can speak a bit of Spanish to get us places easily so they booked our bus tickets to Oaxaca and took the train to the bus stop ...