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Santa María Coatlán

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  • Day1

    Teotihuacán

    September 30, 2016 in Mexico

    Sonnenpyramide, Mondpyramide, Straße der Toten.
    Warum ist das so hoch?! 😅

  • Day1

    Trip to Tehotihuacan

    October 29, 2016 in Mexico

    We woke up early in an attempt to avoid traffic in town. We caught a quick uber to the omnibus station (only $3 for 20 mins, the exchange rate is quite favorable at 19:1) and then hopped on a bus to Tehotihuacan. We chose this method of transport to bypass the tourist crowds and save money for better things (see: dinner footprint). We hit some traffic out of town so the drive took around 75 minutes. Along the way, we saw lots of colorful houses built up into the hills.

    Upon arrival at the archaeological site, we paid our $3 admission and headed towards the pyramids. The first thing we noticed was that a plethora of vendors were selling a toy/souvenir which made a loud, puma-like growl. It was persistent throughout our stay and quite obnoxious, but what can you do... The site was pretty impressive. The pre-Columbian and pre-Aztec city is estimated to have been home to over 100,000 people in the first centuries BC. What remains are a series of structures along a long road (the Avenue of the Dead), with a number of large plazas for gatherings, and two large pyramids: one in honor of the sun and the other in honor of the moon. One can climb up on both pyramids to look over the entire city ruins. At 216 ft, the pyramid of the sun is the third largest ancient pyramid in the world. Many believe that this was the western hemisphere's first great city.

    For lunch, we decided to try a restaurant recommendation Brittany had found in a travel blog. The blog had noted that it was just outside of Puerta 1 but we soon found out it was actually outside of Puerta 5, a half mile walk away. Although a bit touristy for its location in a cave, La Gruta was tastefully decorated with an altar for Día de Muertos. Vegetarian options were scarce but our waiter kindly suggested the pollo fajitas... without the pollo and with oyster mushrooms instead. The atmosphere and cold beers made it a fun experience.
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  • Day40

    Piramides de Teotihuacán

    February 15, 2017 in Mexico

    Die prähistorische Stadt Teotihuacán ist UNESCO Weltkulturerbe und besteht heute im Wesentlichen aus zwei großen Pyramiden: Die Sonnenpyramide (Pirámide del Sol) und die Mondpyramide (Pirámide de la Luna), die durch die "Straße der Toten" verbunden sind.
    Früher (um das Jahr 0) lebten hier Zehntausende Menschen und die Stadt war die größte und bedeutendste Amerikas.

  • Day57

    Teotihuacán

    September 1, 2016 in Mexico

    Als letzte Ruinenstadt und archäologische Stätte besuchten wir das knapp 2000 Jahre alte Teotihuacán 50 km nordöstlich von Mexico City. Auf diesem einstigen 20 Quadratkilometer großen Areal bewunderten wir die im Zentrum stehende, erklimmbare, drittgrößte Pyramide der Welt "Templo del Sol" in ihrer wuchtigen Pracht samt Gegenpart "Templo de la Luna" und huldigten ein letztes Mal den Gottheiten Quetzalcóatl, Tláloc, Quetzalpapálotl und Huitzilopochtli ;)Read more

  • Day3

    Piramides Teotihuacán

    November 8, 2015 in Mexico

    Regen und Wolken waren angekündigt; wir entschieden uns trotzdem zu den Pyramiden nahe der Hauptstadt zu fahren. Durch das Wetter wirkte die grosse, über 2500 Jahre alte Azteken-Stätte noch mystischer.
    Zudem besuchten wir die Basilika De Santa Maria De Guadalupe mit dem berühmten Bild 'Our Lady of Guadalupe', welche via Rollband besichtigt werden kann (so kann niemand vor dem Bild stehen bleiben, sondern fährt daran vorbei - witzig!)Read more

  • Day186

    Teotihuacan

    February 4, 2016 in Mexico

    We arrived at Teotihuacan at 9 am on a chilly morning and got some exercise climbing the massive Pyramid of the Sun and huge steps of the Pyramid of the Moon for views that would be far more impressive if they weren't limited by Mexico City's smog. Karl was feeling weak after a rough night so sat out the elective walks around the sprawling ancient city to save energy for the second half of the day, while Holly, Helene and Francois visited the Avenue of the Dead, the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl, and got a great explanation about the cosmic significance of the site by a helpful information ambassador. Needless to say, the vast scale of the site and the pyramids and temples is mind boggling, as is trying to imagine what this sacred city looked like in it's hayday.Read more

  • Day3

    Teotihuacan

    May 18, 2015 in Mexico

    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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Santa María Coatlán, Santa Maria Coatlan

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