Mexico City Trip Log

We arrived in Mexico City mid day on a Sunday. I had been practiving my spanish a little bit and was pretty confident that i would be able to get through. It was certainly a good thing too, because there was only one other person on the trip who had any spanish speaking abailty...and she turned out to be shy! Monica would not speak to save her life!

The first day we stayed at Hotel Isabel, right in the center of downtown Mexico City, about 10 blocks from the Zocalo (town square). We then has some unbeleivably good chinese food at this place in the Mexico City china town. It was on the second floor. I work in New York... and I thought this place had good chinese food. That should tell you something.

The next day we did our customary acclimatization hike. The differnece is in mexico city, you've got the opportunity to check out one of the coolest sites in the world; Teotihuacan, home to the second largest pyramid in the world.

I had decided that I am going to start trying to take better photos. This was one of the visotros doing her relaxation thing on the top of the pyramid.

After the hike, our driver ushered us to a place where they tried to get us to spend thousands of dollars on statues and then to a restaurant that was way overpriced.

After that, Brett made sure to tell our driver from then on to find places that were "mas barato." "Nosotros estudiantes. Pocito dinero." He got the picture.

The only great thing out of that was the picture below.




Next up was the Malinche section of the trip.

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."    — Robert A. Heinlein

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