Holiday Inn Mexico City-Plaza Universidad
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... rope was slowly released: a truly unique spectacle! We caught sight of a brigade of squirrels looking out for cast off food. They are similar to the grey squirrels we get in the UK except that some have a brown tinge and others are jet black. There were plenty of humans in the park today too, including families here to use the play park and to visit the zoo. Hundreds of stalls stood ready to satisfy snack cravings. Pedalos ...
... by causeways, but the lake has since been filled in. Apparently it is slowly sinking into an underground lake. With 23 million people, I am not surprised!
From there onto Chapultepec gardens,a massive green space in the city with a lake for boating and numerous stalls selling food, clothing, trinkets etc. We tried some fried grasshoppers and it was quite tasty! We have seen these often since, and the local eat them like we eat chirps. The gardens also ...
... 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.
... to navigate from one area of the complex to another. Now the Avenue of the Dead is full of people selling souvenirs on the side of it. The thing that I liked about the pyramids is that you can climb on them all the way to the top. I am quite surprised that no one fell off and shut it down for everyone. They seemed to me like they were higher than Chichen Itza, which is shut down. It is actually quite high and I think it is necessary ...
... to thank a motorist for letting them pass.
As far as I can tell the rudest sign, is the universal sign for "OK", with thumb and index finger touching, but held down to the waist with the back of the hand towards your body.
Touching your fist to your chest can mean." He's gay".
There's certain motion of the hand that means, "it happened a long time ago."
I am starting to see why ...