Hotel ITER Internacional Aeropuerto Terminal 2
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... were gonna take us to...immigration?! At that point, my flight was leaving in 30 minutes. I was trying to explain that to people in vests, some airport employees, but they do not speak English. Some fellow passengers translated to them that my flight is about to leave, but they just shrugged their shoulders as in "tough luck..."
When they finally let us off the buses, we were all told to go through immigration. The line was huge and at that point I knew, I ...
... in our free country.
I always come away remembering that I have seen corrupt political systems (Bolivia and Mexico) and semi-corrupt systems (Peru). And I have once again seen poverty beyond what Americans can even imagine. And it makes me appreciate all that I have. My family and friends, and a home that even the luckiest South Americans do not have.
... Plus, I would have loved to have spent the day walking around this part of town with my camera, but Esther calls me "too shinny" and worries for my safety. Leslie and I will return here one day, obviously.
We also checked out the historic center of the city Zocalo with its huge plaza lined with classic and ornate government offices, filled with murals by Diego Rivera. The anchor of the plaza is the Metropolitan Cathedral, ...
... a small elite would worship, one of which had a wall of stone skulls. We took a quick tour of the museum, as we needed to get back to meet the Jemelies. What we saw of the museum seems well done, and there was live marimba music while we were there, which was charming.
While the Jemelies took their turn, Paul and I went to the Palacio Nacional to see the Diego Rivera murals. The building itself is a typical Latin American government building-with-interior-courtyard, ...
... font-size: 12.66px;">I was glad that I've made the effort to come out here as many of the sites we would visit later on in the tour. in some ways it would've been good if this was the end point so that I could relate the artifacts to the actual sites. At the moment it is just a blur.