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In the evening we headed out in search of Thai food and were told by our flat mates that a place called Pad Thai was the best place in town for that (duh!). We saw they were only open til 9 which seems to be quite common for restaurants here though it seems very early to me, I guess it's cause there are street vendors out all night so there's no need for ...
... lunch. This restaurant is called La Gruta (The Cave), and is set in a huge underground cavern. Ben and Martin have been here before. The food complimented the excellent setting and we ate well. Dishes included 'soup from the cornfield' and a mole plate. Ben washed his meal down with a prickly pear drink. The service, on the other hand, was quite peculiar. Initially, the waiters were much too rapid, trying to take Ben's dessert order as Martin was still in the middle ...
... across the Zócolo, we had the luck of watching the the Mexican military wrestle the huge flag down and take it back into the Palacio Nacional for the night...
After the Templo, we came back to the hotel and went up to the restaurant, and watched sunset and the light show in the Zócolo below... giant white balloons that look not unlike giant floating sperms ...
... Avenue of the Dead. It is a flat walk way that continues on and you can walk on this path for a while. There are apparently 248 steps to get to the top of the pyramid which is so worth it because the view from the top is amazing. You can see the neighboring Pyramid of the Moon and have a better vision of the Avenue of the Dead. There were a lot of tourists and many Mexican students there wanting to interview random people. It was pretty warm at the top, I ...
... and bread, with extra cheese for every meal – that will do it ;-) YUM YUM.
All around the city were many many markets. You can buy or find anything you like there – enough markets to cater for 20m people that’s for sure. We saw a wedding dress market the size of a whole block! Also strange things like shampoo, conditioner and moisturiser for sale out of barrels – you just order in ...
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