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St. Augustine, Florida
October 5, 2009
From journal Tackling the Massive City of Mexico
Leicester, United Kingdom
January 9, 2006
It is a very famous place from few reasons. First, it is very close to Mexico DF-where most of the international flights land so people stay here and visit this site. Second, local pyramids are really (pyramid of Sun and Moon) super and unlike other places you are still allowed to climb up them. There are few other pyramids in Yucatan where you can climb up but due to the forest around final view is not so impressive.
There is no forest here and no sellers of refreshment either-but you can buy here those masks` covered glasses for tequila I bought. I did not see them anywhere else!
This place is huge so make sure you have enough time, drinks and energy for it. As you will walk from North to South you will pass around 11 smaller Pyramids! (Almost 2 km of them on both sides) You are allowed to climb to some of them but I bet you will not. As anyone else you will get magically attracted toward the Pyramid of Moon standing at the end of this long wide street-Calzada de los Muertos (it has been named like this by Aztecs who came to this place some 300 years after the Teotihuacan culture left. They believed that their royal ancestors were buried here).
Pyramide of The Moon has a base of 150x120 meters and is 42 meters high which is nothing compared to the Pyramide of Sun 225x225 meters base and 63 meters high. It is the highest pyramid in the world. So this place is really a must see one. Entrance is free - if you come on Sunday or just take a side gate, no one checks the tickets.
There is not much known about Teotihuacan origins or ethnic identity as there are no written scripts, only few symbols that has never been deciphered. They used special archeological style called Talud (sloping)-Tablero (upright) and they painted their building with many colours.
Colours disappeared but the pyramids are still proudly looking up the sky. You can do the same if you achieve the top.
From journal Ruinful Letters
New York, New York
August 24, 2003
Beware before being herded into the store on site, as they will try and ply you with some liquor. They have samples of different tequilas, and then they will try and pressure you into buying a lot of their merchandise. I had the feeling of a stereotypical used car salesman when one of the sales women made her way over to me. You can end up spending a lot of money here if not careful. Most of the merchandise can be found in the city for less. The final stop is at the Teotihuacan. For more information, see my entry on Teotihuacan.
When the tour is over, you will be dropped back off at your accommodations.
I would recommend this tour as a means to get to the locations you want to visit, if you don't have a car. Otherwise, I would suggest just venturing out on your own.
From journal A Quick Trip to Mexico City
April 22, 2008
From journal 10 Days in Mexico City
July 31, 2006
From journal A day at theTeotihuacan Pyramids
June 29, 2006
From journal Bienvenidos!! It's Mexico City !!!
March 23, 2006
From journal Mexico City and the Aztec Pyramids at Teotihuacan
Mexico city, Mexico
May 8, 2006
From journal Mexico City, This Small Little Town