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  • Day32

    Bye Bye Guadalajara

    August 12 in Mexico

    Heute morgen hieß es früh aufstehen, denn unser Bus fuhr schon um 8:10 Uhr ab. Also machte ich uns schnell etwas zu frühstücken, es gab Rühreier in Tortilla mit Käse. Dann machten wir uns auf den Weg und waren über eine Stunde zu früh an der Bus Station. So Zeiteinschätzung war nicht immer Bernies Stärke und Verkehr wie er vorher prophezeite war natürlich auch keiner. Aber naja. Egal soweit dachten wir, bis es dann hieß das der Gott verdammten Bus schon mindestens eine Stunde Verspätung hat. Das hieß zwei Stunden, an einer der ungemütlichsten Haltestellen die wir bis jetzt waren, warten.
    Doch es kam noch besser, nach drei Stunden war er immer noch nicht da. Wir würden dann wenigstens in den ersten Bus der nach Guadalajara rein fuhr gesetzt. Dort angekommen war es mittlerweile 10:40. Die Dame im Office unserer Bus Gesellschaft konnte unser Ticket das auf 8 Uhr in Zapopan ausgestellt war iwie gar nicht händeln und schien sehr überfordert. Aus den vielen spanischen Sätzen die sie, trotz meiner Auskunft das ich kein Spanish sprechen , auf mich los ließ könnte ich wenigstens uno momento rausfiltern xD der dauerte mir aber nach knapp 40 Minuten zu lange so daß ich nochmal hin bin und gefragt habe wann der nächste Bus fährt. Dann ist sie plötzlich hinten verschwunden und kam nach einigen Minuten zurück mit einer aufgeschrieben Busnummer und sagte mir wir sollen zu den Gates gehen. Gut der Busfahrer konnte mit unserem Ticket auch wieder nichts anfangen, ließ uns aber rein. Letzten Endes saßen wir in einem Premium Bus einer komplett anderen company, aber das war anscheinend der nächste Bus nach Mexiko City.
    Die Fahrt war angenehm aber ewig lang. Nach ein paar Filmen, schlafen, Musik hören und essen waren wir nach 9 1/2 Stunden Fahrt endlich angekommen! -.-' jetzt nur noch ans Hotel und ab aufs Bett! Dort sind wir dann eine knappe Stunde später dann endlich gewesen. Ein wirklicher Horror Tag was Strapazen angeht aber er war geschafft!!
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  • Day285

    Santuario de la Mariposa Monarca

    December 4, 2017 in Mexico

    Endlich wieder draußen in der Natur: Millionen von Schmetterlingen und wir mittendrin.
    Monarchfalter sind ganz erstaunliche Insekten: Im Sommer in einem Millionen Quadratkilometer großen Gebiet im Nordosten der USA und im Südosten Kanadas beheimatet, fliegen sie im Herbst bis zu 4.500 km, um sich hier, im Santuario de la Mariposa Monarca, auf wenigen Hektar Fläche zu versammeln. Mehrere Hundert Millionen Tiere. Und da hängen sie nun in großen Trauben in den Bäumen, dass sich die Äste biegen, und wenn es warm wird am späten Vormittag schwärmen sie aus, und der Himmel verfärbt sich goldorange …Read more

  • 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 .

    Olivier
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  • Day238

    Schimmel

    October 18, 2017 in Mexico

    18. Oktober 2017, 22:30 Uhr Ortszeit: Nach 26 Stunden in Bussen, Bahnen, Flugzeugen und Taxen, kommen wir nach zwei Monaten Zwischenstopp in der Heimat völlig erschöpft zu unserem rollenden Heim zurück. Und dann das: Alles steht unter Wasser, alles ist verschimmelt.
    Erst am nächsten Tag - die erste Nacht verbringen wir in einem Hotelzimmer - wird uns das ganze Ausmaß klar: Es muss wirklich alles raus, der Fahrzeughimmel, Bettzeug, Matratzen und viele Klamotten sind reif für den Müll, wir müssen jedes einzelne Teil unserer umfangreichen Ausrüstung in die Hand nehmen, reinigen und wieder einräumen, Schränke mit Chlorreiniger schrubben und Scharniere entrosten.

    Aber wir haben Glück im Unglück: Wären wir nicht nur für zwei, sondern, wie sonst schon öfter, für fünf oder sechs Monate zu Hause gewesen, wäre wohl nichts mehr zu retten gewesen. Das Wetter bleibt freundlich, und die Menschen sind nett und hilfsbereit.

    Und so starten wir nach einer arbeitsreichen Woche ziemlich erschöpft aber gut gelaunt mit einem fast wieder hergestellten Toyo in die nächste Etappe ...
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  • Day182

    My badass big brother

    January 12, 2017 in Mexico

    Today was by far the craziest hike I can remember.

    We started in the early morning just in time for sunrise over the two volcanos Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuratl (picture 1). Then the best thing happened - we met two Mexican hikers (I mean professional hiking guides who make me look like a wimp on the trail) who offered to do the trail together.

    We started from 3960 meters altitude at our parking lot and spent the next 6.5 hours ascending through trails of sand, gravel and boulders, often scrambling up rocks, and loved every minute. Though I must say I felt the altitude early, going slower than usually. My brother felt fine and at one point even took my backpack so I could keep up :)

    The views were amazing, especially of the active "Popo", coughing up ash and rocks. Here's a panorama shot https://goo.gl/photos/vRDVwW1bJC4ZHXmf9
    Close to the top, it got really cold, especially as we crossed the glacier at windy 5100 meters. Brrrrrrrr.

    We made it to 5230 meters, exhausted and happy, and ready to lose some altitude. The way down was tough, as the sand made the descend slippery. Where there was a lot of sand, we didn't mind - we skied down like this https://goo.gl/photos/PbLmdbDU6D17SNYC7 :)

    So much fun!

    After hiking the last 30 minutes in the dark with head lamps, we made it back almost 12 hours later. What a day! We're completely beat but happy and a tiny bit proud. I'm especially proud of my brother who, with basically no acclimatization, made it to 5200 meters and a crazy hike of 11.5 hours to get there!
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  • Day261

    Monarch Flutter Bys

    February 1, 2017 in Mexico

    We couldn't resist another dip in the hot pools before we left, then we drove a couple of hours to the Cerro Pelón, a place famous for its butterflies. Each year they gather here and 2 other places nearby to mate in their millions. The males then die but something truly remarkable happens; the pregnant females fly north in March and lay their eggs in southern eastern USA, their offspring metamorphose in May and then fly all the way to the Great Lakes where they breed and then the next generation starts the whole process again - a journey of some 4,500km over 3 generations.

    We again declined the use of horses to get our lungs and legs back in shape, and set off up an extremely steep and incredibly dusty trail. An hour and a half of hard slog up to 3,000m and we saw our first butterflies fluttering by. Another 5 minutes further on and our guide Emilio stopped us and pointed at the trees - at first you just see a few hundred butterflies sunning themselves on the branches, but then you realise that what you thought was normal tree was in fact millions and millions of butterflies crammed together and weighing down the branches much like frozen snow does. We sat there and watched them in wonder for half an hour, before making our way back to the community campground and a meal in our guide's aunt's restaurant (in fact the only restaurant in town).

    It was an amazing experience and the photos/videos don't don't come close to doing it justice.
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  • Day263

    Teotihuacan

    February 3, 2017 in Mexico

    It's definitely a bit of a tongue twister, but this place is AMAZING, and worth the $30 US in toll roads around Mexico City to get here. After a morning of catching up with a Bulgarian family we'd made friends with back in Etzatlan & one false start (as no pets allowed - even though there are stray dogs evereywhere) we made it into the site.

    The city was established around 100 BC and lasted for about 8 centuries until its demise. At its zenith it was the largest city in North America & about 6th in the world at that time. There are two massive pyramids, the Temples of the Sun & Moon, although these were named by the Aztecs who discovered the abandoned citadel and they know almost nothing about the people who lived here or their culture.

    We spent a good few hours exploring and climbing the pyramids in the hot afternoon sun, and a great deal of time trying to understand where to pick up our tickets for the evening show, which incredibly and infuriatingly was only available on TicketMaster (which has wasted days of my life in the past trying to get Glastonbury tickets!)

    Eventually we figured it out and returned that evening to be issued with an iPod (remember those? Basically and iPhone without the phone). The 2km long Avenue of the Dead was lit up, and we wandered down to the Temple of the Moon listening to the interactive show. We then settled on the steps opposite the larger Temple of the Sun and were treated to an amazing light show which was projected onto the pyramid as the backdrop. Being high (~2,500m) the temperature dropped quickly but the light show was so incredible we barely noticed.
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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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  • Day9

    Quite an early start considering having a few beers after the game the night before, visiting the number one tourist attraction in México, Teotihuacan.

    Teotihuacan is a vast Mexican archaeological complex northeast of Mexico City. Running down the middle of the site, which was once a flourishing pre-Columbian city, is the Avenue of the Dead. It links the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun, the latter two with panoramic views from their summits.

    A truly amazing place to visit. TIP-Don't go on a Sunday as it's free for Mexicans, and it's very busy.

    From the Temple of the Moon to the Temple of Quetzalcoatl is only half of the original religious site, they've still to explore the rest. And also outside the religious site. At the Temple of Quetzalcoatl they've excavated one platform and found another underneath, with intricate figures in the walls that represent the gods
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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.

    For video footage, see:
    https://youtu.be/HSjRyatxU-Q
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Estado de México, Estado de Mexico, México, MEX, Estat de Mèxic, Mexico, Mexikoko estatua, Messico, メヒコ州, Stat Meksiko, 墨西哥州

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