Ejido de Oxtoyáhuatl (Barrio Purificación)

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  • Day2

    Teotihuacan, Mexique

    May 26, 2017 in Mexico

    Avant-hier nous sommes allés voir les ruines de Teotihuacan. Dans ces ruines, il y a deux pyramide​s. Celle du soleil et celle de la lune. Nous n'avions pas le droit d'aller tout en haut de celle de la lune mais on avait quand même une assez belle vue. Sur celle du soleil nous sommes montés tout en haut. C'était super beau et très épuisant.

    Nous ne savons rien sur la civilisation perdue de Teotihuacan. Ils étaient là avant Jésus Christ et ils se sont auto-détruits au VIII ième siècle sans laisser de trace écrite. 

    Les Aztèques ont découvert leurs ruines. Ils en ont fait un site  sacré car ils pensaient que c'était l'endroit où la lune et le soleil étaient nés, et que seuls les dieux avaient pu construire un tel site. Ils se sont inspirés de cet endroit pour tous leurs sites sacrés .

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  • Day9

    Temple of the Moon

    June 3 in Mexico

    The Avenue of the Dead runs northwards to the Temple of the Moon. You can only get up some of the Temple as it's not safe to go all the way to the the top of here. The steps are very steep, and high.

    Just to the side of the Avenue, an original painting of a Puma has been preserved on one of the buildings. They reckon the whole complex would have been painted with this red colour, made from the larvae of red ants. That's a hell of a lot of ants.

    The site has a 32km perimeter, and they haven't explored it all yet. At the height of the empire it would have had a population of about 120-200 thousand.
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  • Day327

    Trip to Teotihuacán

    June 21 in Mexico

    One of the most popular tourist attractions forty kilometres from Mexico City is the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacán. The original city is believed to have been founded around 100 BCE, with continuous building construction occurring up until 250 CE. By the mid-sixth century, the city had been sacked and buildings burned. A little later in the seventh or eight century, the site was completely abandoned. The Aztecs, centuries later, discovered the abandoned city and repurposed it, or reimagined it if you will, for themselves, claiming ancestry with the Teotihuacán culture.

    The three amigos, Julie, Jason and Ricky, set out on their Aztec adventure from the main bus terminal in the north of Mexico City. After a little over an hour on a bus, we arrived and headed to the onsite museum before scaling the steps of the Pyramid of the Sun, which left us panting like a sex-worker on a busy night. Needless to say some of us were a little bit relieved to find out that the Pyramid of the Moon could only be climbed to the first level. Apart from the main structures along the Avenue of the Dead, there are residential areas with elaborate murals to explore. Unlike Chichén Itzá, the vendors are restricted to a small stretch near one of the exits to the site, with only a handful roaming around. Bypassing the vendors, we ended our tour with another museum visit, before catching the next bus back to Mexico City.

    Next stop: Back to Mexico City.

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  • Day107

    We got coffee and pastries from a shop down the road, packed up and took an Uber to the Terminal North Bus station. We checked in our big bags and got on a bus to the Teotihuacan Ruins. The ruins were very big and the Sun Temple is the third largest pyramid in the world. We climbed up to the top which got quite steep in some parts. At the Moon Temple we could only walk up half way but the views back along the Valley of Death were quite amazing!
    We caught the bus back to Terminal North and caught a different bus to Puebla. The bus went back past the Teotihuacan ruins. We were on it for ages as it was a local bus. When we arrived in Puebla it was raining and we were at a bus stop a long way from the town center. We didn’t know how to get into town and had a bit of trouble getting a taxi, so we ended up on a local collectivo (bus) which was so full and we were standing. We got off near to where we were staying and walked there. The hostel had problems with check in and giving us the right type of room. After complaining for a while we headed into town for dinner. I had yummy beef tacos and Zoe had a massive salad.
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