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Travel Blogs from Mexico City
... streets were so busy. Lots of doubled up traffic and tooting. Hard to know what the road rules are. There were lots of people calling out what they were selling a d approaching you to buy from them. The one thing I noticed was the little carts on every corner selling Mexican flags, whistles etc. It was then I saw a sigh for Independence Day being September 15th. So I walked along the Main Street. It was very busy. Lots of shops similar to Australia, but what I noticed the ...
... the corner where we found a laundry. The man weighed our clothes charged us 50 pesos (a little over $4) and told us mañana (tomorrow), so without a receipt or any way of knowing which clothes were ours, we paid and left our clothes with the man in hopes he knows who we are the next day. We went for a walk to have a look around and soon realised we were walking into a bad neighbourhood, most people in Mexico are not that friendly ...
... in 1567 but it took another 200 years to finish!.
Next we went to the Templo Major, an amazing Aztec temple complex right next to the cathedral in the middle if the city. It was only discovered in 1976 when building workers discovered a giant statue of a goddess, and has been slowly excavated since. The temple goes back to the 1300's, starting the a small pyramid. Successive rulers built on top of the pyramid, essentially covering each previous ...
... requested to visit a souvenir shop so that someone could explain the different cactus plants and to taste the tequila, mezcal and fresh pulque. We learnt Tequila comes from Blue Cactus which is grown in the north while mezcal from cactus in the south. Delicious at 10am in the morning. We took the freebies and disappointed the shop owner by not buying a thing.
A full day, so knackered but a day to remember.
... for sure throughout this year. 12 become 5 this morning, as those staying in Mexico City went their separate ways, and now I've just said goodbye to two more... which leaves 3 Southampton students left in Hotel Bristol before we get the taxi to the airport. Re-packing was a nightmare, definitely expecting to pay something for this luggage weight when I get to the airport.
Cancún here I come! AHHHHHH :D
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