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Teotihuacán Municipality

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  • Day107

    We got coffee and pastries from a shop down the road, packed up and got an Uber to the Terminal North Bus station. We checked in our big bags and got on a bus to 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 then got the bus back to Terminal North and got a different bus to Puebla. The bus went a very long way all the way back past the Teotihuacan ruins. We were on it for ages as it was a local bus. When we arrived in Puebla raining and we were at a bus stop a long way from the centre. We didn’t know how to get into town so had a bit of trouble getting a taxi so we ended up on a local colectivo (bus) which was so full that we were standing up. We got it near to where we staying and walked there. Our hostel has problems with checking in and then 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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  • Day4

    Früh am Morgen steigen wir ein Uber, um zu unserem Treffpunkt für die Tour nach Teotihuacán zu gelangen. Selbst Bilder können die beeindruckende Landschaft nicht einfangen. Weder die imposanten Pyramiden noch die weitläufige Anlage. Daher versuche ich es erst gar nicht mit Worten.

    Zurück im Apartment werden wir schon von Leos feierwütigen Freunden empfangen. Man feiert den Dios de los muertos. Es wird viel geschnackt, nur nicht mit uns. Wir genehmigen uns ein paar Drinks und verabschieden uns recht zeitig, da unser Flieger Richtung Palenque ziemlich früh abhebt.Read more

  • Day264

    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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  • Day12

    We drove to the town of Teotihuacana and as always the drive took way longer than expected especially diving around Mexico city during rush hour and we arrived just after dark. We found a hostel like hotel for M$300. It is a bit of a dive but is in the location we wanted.
    We bought a supper of roast chicken and crosant and had an ice cream dessert. A good amber mexican beer called Indio topped off the evening.
    Now we are in our room and cannot sleep. We had far too much good stuff just before bed and now we are both laying awake with over full bellies, it could also be the elevation. We are over 7500 ft elevation here.

    The neighbouring town was having cock fights but they would not let us in unless we were betting. The trees outside were cut in the shape of roosters.
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  • Day69

    Teotihuacan was an ancient very important Mesoamerican city near Mexico City. For mostly unknown reasons big parts of the city were burned down and destroyed around 750. Later Aztecs found the ruins of the city and thought of it as a special and mystical place. They named it Teotihuacan ("where you become a god")
    Teotihuacan ist eine der bedeutensten praehistorischen Ruinenstaedte Amerikas in der Naehe von Mexico City. Um 750 wurden grosse Teile der Stadt aus meist unbekannten Gruenden herunter gebrannt und zerstoert. Spaeter fanden Azteken die Stadt und sahen in ihr etwas mystisches. Sie nannten sie Teotihuacan ("wo man zu einem Gott wird")Read more

  • Day56

    Ich meld mich mal wieder vo Mexiko City und zwar wahrschindli mit mim letzte Itrag vo Mexiko will mer hüt uf Kuba flüged :-) Am Fritig bini spat in Mexiko City acho, de Flug isch de Horror gsi, han in Playa öpis gesse wo mir überhaupt nöd guet ta het und somit de ganz Flug heftigi Magebeschwerde gha. D Nacht vom Fritig uf de Samstig isch au e Katastrophe gsi, han fast nüt gschlafe. Am Samstig hemmer eus vorgno d Pyramide vo Teotihuacán go azluege, nur hani dur die Mageinfektion denn am Samstig de ganz Tag Fieber gha. Drum simmer notfallmässig ine Apothek go fiebersenkendi Medis go hole und 2 Stund spöter bini scho wieder einigermasse uf de Bei gsi und mer sind Richtig Teotihuacán gfahre. Teotihuacán isch eini vo de bedütenste Ruinestädt in Amerika. Mer gaht devo us, dass bis zu 200'000 Lüüt det glebt hend. D Pyramide sind sehr idrücklich gsi und ich bin froh gsi, dassi d Energie gha ha, zum d'Sunnepyramide zbestige.
    Jetzt freued mir eus mega Kuba dörfe kennezlerne.
    Gracias México por todo, teniamos un tiempo maravilloso. Viva México!
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  • Day2

    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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Teotihuacán, Teotihuacan, Teotihuacán Municipality

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