Mexico City Journals

Chillin' at my place

A May 2004 trip to Mexico City by fresita

Quote: This is a really busy city. It's very interesting how you can be at the prehispanic one moment and then the colonial area just two steps away.

Mineral del Chico

Attraction

Quote:
The place is really nice; for those who love sightseeing and hiking, there are some waterfalls around, but it's a really nice place and quiet.

There's also a National Park that offers tours through the mines and caves like a real silver miner! Just a short drive from the camp. Pachuca is one of the most important silver producers since 500 years ago, so you can shop for silver handicrafts; also, while you're there, don't forget to taste their delicious "pastes."

And for those who like fishing, there's a lake on site for fishing and boating or just for sightseeing.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 9, 2004

Mineral del Chico
Pachuca
Mexico City, Mexico

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We have a four-wheeler, so we need big areas to do a ride, and that lagoon shore is a perfect place for it, has beautiful scenarios and very extensive areas to do biking or horseback riding. The perfect outdoor location for a picnic--you can eat under a pine shade or get warm at the lagoon shore. Also, you may catch your own dinner, and the on-site restaurants will cook it for you. Also within a five-mile drive from the lagoon, you can do some sightseeing at the waterfalls, the only problem with the area is that it's very windy so you'll need to bring your warmest clothes also need to get out early before 6pm because it's a very foggy area and will be a bit dangerous to drive in those conditions...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 21, 2004

Laguna del Tejocotal
Tulancingo
Mexico City, Mexico

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My grandfather was born in this small town about 30 minutes away from Pachuca. As you may know, most of their colonial traditions remain. They used to honor their deities and saints, and some towns got their names in honor of the saint they considered was watching and protecting them, so. every year. they will celebrate his "birthday" with a family fiesta full of folklore. In San Mateo, the celebration starts early in the morning on September 21st when most of the locals will attend to church service (Catholic). After the service there's a festival where all the children between the ages of 4 to 13 will perform some dances like deer dance, rain dance, and some others with some fireworks to scare...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 21, 2004

San Mateo celebrations
Ixcuintlapilco
Mexico City, Mexico

The City I live in

Story/Tip

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Maybe one of the biggest cities in the world but no one like mine, Mexico City has a lot of things to do for anyone. We have museums of art (Frida Khalo-Casa Azul, Diego Rivera, Modern Art, Siqueiros), anthropology, electricity, history, and for kids Papalote and Universum; we have many different restaurants for fine dining like Belinnis at WTC; they require reservations and formal it's about 600-700 dls per dine but it's worth it and has the best view all over the city. It's a rotating Italian restaurant. Don't forget to visit our Zocalo (downtown) - we have Bellas Artes, Oficina de Correos and Mine Museum; also have some pre-Hispanic ruins at Plaza del Templo Mayor; Casa de Los Azulejos best ...Read More