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  • Day3


    May 18, 2015 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    On Monday I went on a day tour to the prehispanic city of Teotihuacan (Náhuatl is one of the coolest-sounding languages...) and other sites. On the way, we visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

    Teotihuacan is located 40 km outside the city in the state of Mexico. Once there, we climbed to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun and a couple smaller pyramids. The Pyramid of the Sun has 200-some steep stone steps and is not for the faint of heart, especially in the scorching sun! At the top we could see a panoramic view of the surrounding valley. It's overwhelming to think that these impressive structures were built around 2000 years ago.

    Another interesting thing on the tour was the visit to a silver shop. The guide also showed us all the incredible uses of the maguey plant. These plants of the agave family are enormous, and grow flowering stalks up to 8 meters tall. It can be used for paper, fibers/thread, needles, roofing, pulche alcoholic drink, and as a vegetable (nopales).
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