Together with 18 Million Mexicanos
Trip Start Aug 15, 2007
103Trip End Aug 31, 2008
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We toured through the various neighborhoods (by foot and via Turibus) including, the posh Polanco, hip Condesa and artsy Zona Rosa. We spent a day traveling outside of the city to Teotihuacan, the famous pyramids constructed by the Zapotecs. [the largest pyramid in the world (by volume) is not in Egypt but right here at Teotihuacan.] Before the pyramids we visited the Templo of Guadalupe, which is revered by the Mexican people and a pilgrim destination for many. Supposedly, the cloth by which God revealed Guadalupe (Virgin Mary) to Juan Diego is located in the temple, drawing thousands of people a year. Thereafter and before heading to the pyramids, we tried some of the local tequilas and mezcals - always a good idea before climbing the temples
The rest of the time was spent walking the Zocalo (central square) - impressive and actually the largest city square in the world; dragging Alex from the Zara store kicking and screaming; visiting a few of the art museums; and locating as many of the Mexican murals as possible, which are scattered throughout the city - works by Rivera, Siqueiros, Orozco and Tamayo.