on April 22, 2008
The Teotihuacan Pyramids are a must see! If you've never seen pyramids before, this is a really cool, outdoor experience. We went to the Pyramids on New Year's Day, since mostly everything is closed in Mexico City on this day. We took a taxi to the Bus Terminal, and then bought our tickets. It was very inexpensive - a few US dollars round trip. The bus was very nice and comfortable and the trip took about 45min - 1hour each way.I would recommend packing a lunch or snack when going to the pyramids, since the food options are very limited at the park. We just bought sandwiches and a beverage at an OXO or 7-11 and packed it in our backpacks.It is definitely cooler at the pyramids than in the city, so bring a long sleeved shirt! You'll sweat climbing the pyramids, but it can be pretty windy. Climbing the pyramids were very cool. The view is amazing and getting to the top is pretty exhilarating. Make sure to go earlier in the day because around noon and later, many tourbuses show up and climbing up is a slower and much more congested process.There are two pyramids to scale - the Sun and the Moon. Do the Sun first because it is larger and requires more energy! There is also a small museum that is interesting with a nice jungly garden. There are two small "malls" where you can buy some Mexican handicrafts or hats/sunglasses since it can get pretty sunny. The prices are moderate - not cheap or expensive. Along the way, there are some vendors selling Mexican trinkets.
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