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Travel Blogs from Mexico City
So after a long 2 days of traveling I was extremely tired. I slept in until midday & then decided to venture into the city with my camera & Spanish phrase book. I headed to the zocola (main square) through a gorgeous park which had a number of monuments. See photos attached. I sat down to have lunch at a little street shop. I had chicken soft tortillas. Yum! Except too much corriander. Once I had finished lunch and figure out how much I needed to pay. I kept ...
... net for laundromats which they call in Mexico lavandria. Our hotel had a number you can call that went through to the hotel laundry but the guy who answered the phone only knew one word... No! The conversation went something like this... "Hola" - him. "hola, hablar ingles" - me, (hello, do you speak English). "no" - him, "lavandria"? - me, "no" - him, "no"? - me, "no" - him, he hangs up. So we asked the lady at the front desk who directed ...
... first to admire the hideously ornate metropolitan cathedral. This is stuffed full life size religious statues (some dressed in clothes), paintings and gilded alterpieces. The cathedral is on the site of the centre of the ancient city of
Tenochtitlan and was built by the Spanish after the conquered the Aztecs
and razed the original City to the ground. It is built using the rubble from the original Aztec temple destroyed by the Spanish. They ...
... 50 steps. I can't imagine doing the trailwalker at this altitude of about 7000 feet above sea level - it would be a killer. One of the coolest things I saw was this demonstration of how they painted the walls of the city using natural ingredients - the white insects cocoons on the cactus when rubbed together became a red paint and then using one of the natural plant stems to paint yellow - the colours were beautiful.
... a long drink, I can't remember what its called now but, it was a shot of Tequila Tradicional with lemon (which is called lime in Mexico,) ice and salt coating the glass. Pretty strong, but gooooood.
I'm writing this blog entry as I've come to the end of my great first visit to Mexico City, no doubt I will be back soon though! I've had a great time with some amazing people, who I barely knew before this trip, but will ...
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