samedi 11 octobre 2014

Teotihuacan: The City of the Gods

Finally! After 20 million posts, we have arrived. I have to admit that I had literally never heard of this place or these pyramids. They were really impressive! Mexico truly has it all. It was really hot and humid, and this place is enormous. We literally spent hours here. There was so much detail everywhere, and it was crazy to see. We also had to go up and down little pyramids just to GET here. Don't they know how lazy I am?

We walked and walked... and walked. Finally, we got to the Pyramid of the Sun aka the Ancient Stairmaster. 

Do you see those specks on the pyramid? Those are people. Hell nah! You know what I didn't do? Climb these pyramids. The steps were very narrow and steep. I don't think so, Tim. I knew that if I climbed to the top there would be no way I was gonna be able to climb down. Why didn't they build a slide? Was I really going to need the aid of a helicopter to rescue me? Yes. So me and a few other in the group sat down and watched everyone else climb up. I wanted to come back alive. Later, we walked down the Avenue of the Dead. 

People in our group decided they still felt like climbing (why?!), so off they went to the Pyramid of the Moon.

No one really knows who built them (aliens), but it doesn't really matter. They are still really awesome and I'd recommend all of you to scope them out. I guess this is where they held ceremonies and stuff, too. To be honest, if there was any place for human sacrifices to happen-- this place was the gnarliest. The Pyramid of the Sun is made of volcanic rock, I mean how cool is that? It is also one of the biggest structures of it's kind in the Western hemisphere. How did I not know this existed?

This was my last day in La Gran Ciudad and I really wish I'd stayed a few more daysMexico City is the safest and friendliest place I have been to, ever. I really enjoyed my time here and can't wait to come back!

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