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... A service was going on, alternating between a woman playing the organ and singing, and a priest addressing the faithful. To one side of the chapel, a handsome picture of St Christopher hung close to the ceiling. Next, we went into the cathedral itself. Here too a service was in full swing. Dozens of Christians were gathered in the entrance area on pews in a semi-circle around a clergyman at an altar. Venturing further in, we saw massive chapels lining the flanks of ...
... others (Reuben, Amy and Adriane). Mexico City surpassed my expectations, in my opinion a mix of Paris, Milan and Oslo! General sightseeing of the city which obviously involved some selfies and some good enchiladas!! Hilary and I are the cool kids and both have travel buddies mine coincidently is named Hilary. For some reason we have started taking pictures of them both ...
... they made us the most amazing soups and fresh teas everyday which seemed to heal us!
We visited Monte Alban - an ancient Zapotec capital and archaeological site - discovered approximately 500 years BC! Spread out over the top of the mountain were an extensive set of pyramids similar to Teotihuacan pyramids. According to our guide they were designed to sit at the top of the mountain centuries ago, overlooking the valleys of Oaxaca.
... people were a damn sight taller than us hovering around 5ft) to climb not only the Pyramid of the Moon but also the mountain that is, the Pyramid of the Sun. Once we reached the top (not thinking about the decent) the views were incredible.....well worth the climb!
After a quick take-away dinner that evening we got back to the hostel and Jen called United Airlines to check the status of the bag....."we are still trying to locate bag code UA......". It wasnt looking ...
... for excavation.) Greg, Caroline and Thomas climbed the Moon Pyramid. The summit was closed so they couldn't reach the top. Katie and I stayed below on ceremonial platforms along the Avenue of the Dead. Many of the platforms may have tombs... thus, the grim name. These platforms would have provided seating for the Toltec people during religious ceremonies. The acoustics in this avenue are incredible. Gibran clapped his hands ...