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... luggage. I had no knowledge on the status of my luggage so I decided to buy clothes and necessities for the week just in case my luggage is still not received by the week. Spent about S$670. But now, the luggage has been well-received. I hope I'm able to claim the S$670 from the travel insurance. Talk about good luck!
So earlier today, or rather yesterday, KPMG engaged a relocation service provider to give me an orientation of the city. I was brought around ...
... I honestly have no idea what they're talking about. It goes up to the mid-20s during the day, and feels hotter in the sun. In the evenings it's been dropping down to a balmy mid teens. I've been hot since I got here, and Mexico City is meant to be the coldest of the stops. I'm very glad that I didn't come in summer; I probably would've melted on the spot. And I've got way too much warm clothing taking up space in my bag. Oh well.)
The giant square is surrounded by ...
... The sun was also peeking through our dorm window so that lifted our spirits. Finally venturing out of the hostel we walked around the Mexico City Cathedral and saw the Palace. They were grand beautiful buildings but 10 minutes or so was enough for us. We soaked ourselves in the busy street life where street merchants were calling and shouting above each other in a contest to be heard by potential customers. We also went past another 'so-called' tourist ...
... at night. Transportation is pretty decent and the metro at 3 Pesos (about 10p) is insanely cheap, so it is pretty easy to get about and explore.
The Metro itself is one of the most interesting aspects about the city. The carriages serve as a conveyer belt for market traders, singers (some better than others), freaks and people blasting out all kinds of ***** music from boombox backpacks. It is certainly not a peaceful place! As the trains reach the next stop, ...
... many highlights, but the one that sticks out in my mind is the tomb of one of the emperors. The tomb itself it a massive single piece of stone with space for the body carved out. The lid is made from the same piece of stone and has immaculate carvings all over it. The emperor had a funerary mask made from jade to perfectly fit his own features. We could have easily spent more time there but we were exhausted and the museum was closing.
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