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1070-Mexico City

Mexico City is a sprawling city of 20 million people at an elevation of 7,400 feet. The city is in a bowl surrounded by mountains and a couple of volcanoes. These photos were taken from the plane as we cruised [...]

January 7, 2014 Mexico City

1069-Teotihuacan – Mexico City

Teotihuacan was a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city located 30 miles from Mexico City. It was established around 100 BC and continued until the 7th or 8th century AD. It was the largest city in preColumbian Americas with a popluation of 125,000 [...]

January 7, 2014 Mexico City

1068-Gran Hotel – Mexico City

The Gran Hotel flaunts the French art nouveau style of the prerevolutionary era. Crowned by a stained-glass canopy crafted by Tiffany in 1908, the atrium is a fin de siècle fantasy of curved balconies, wrought-iron elevators and chirping birds in [...]

January 7, 2014 Mexico City

1067-Old VW – Mexico City

Old VWs never die. They have an afterlife in Mexico. This one probably had a million miles on it. [...]

January 7, 2014 Mexico City

1066-Molcajete – Mexico City

Stopped off for lunch near the Teotihuacan Pyramids for lunch. Walked through the restaurant and saw this thing on a table and told out waiter we wanted that. It is the molcajete (volcano rock) filled with meat and vegetables. The [...]

January 7, 2014 Mexico City

1065-Lucha Libre

I have watched Mexican wrestling for years and used to have a mask I purchased in Cancun. I realized Mexico City was the motherland for Mexican wrestling and could not get out of the city without checking it out. Luca [...]

January 7, 2014 Mexico City

1064-Marimba Duo – Mexico City

This fantastic marimba duo entertained us one night during dinner. [...]

January 7, 2014 Mexico City

1063-Museo Nacional de Antropología – Mexico City

The Museo Nacional de Antropología s a national museum of Mexico and is the most visited museum in Mexico. Located in the area between Paseo de la Reforma and Calle Mahatma Gandhi within Chapultepec Park in Mexico City, the museum [...]

January 7, 2014 Mexico City

1062-Danza de los Voladores – Mexico City

The Danza de los Voladores (Dance of the Flyers), or Palo Volador (Pole Flying), is an ancient Mesoamerican ceremony/ritual still performed today, albeit in modified form, in isolated pockets in Mexico. It is believed to have originated with the Nahua, [...]

January 7, 2014 Mexico City

1061-Traffic Circle – Mexico City

Driving in Mexico City is a nightmare. People drive wherever they want when they want. The streets have no logic and often the traffic on one side of the street switches to the other side and all of a sudden [...]

January 7, 2014 Mexico City