Saturday, October 18, 2014

Teotihuacan Pyramids - Mexico City

On our last full day in Mexico City I was so sick.  Ok, yes, I drank tap water the day before, but am I fully convinced that is what made me sick?  Only about 85% sure.  But Frankie didn't drink the water and he got sick one of the days of our trip as well, so who knows.

This day was the day we were going to go to the Teotihuacan Pyramids and it was one of the main things Frankie wanted to do.  I told him it was fine to go without me.  I didn't want him to miss out going just because I thought I was dying.   

After several, "Are you sure you'll be ok and you're sure you don't mind?"  He was on his way.  Before going we had looked up how to get there and the best information we found came from a travel blog called "Traveling With Elliot".   Frankie said that with those instructions he had no problems.

The bus he took out to the pyramids was way past its glory days.  The A/C didn't work and some of the chairs were broken, but it was cheap to ride and almost empty.  It only made one stop in the hour long trip, so all in all it wasn't too bad.

Bus to Teotihuacan Pyramids Mexico City

Once there the views were spectacular!  Frankie went on a day where there were very few people.  We read online that at times it is packed and if you choose to climb the pyramids that it is just a line of people going up and another going down.   That wouldn't have been fun so it was good timing on his part.

There are several pyramids out there with the two main ones being the Pyramid of Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun.  The biggest one is the Pyramid of the Sun which is shown in the picture below.

Pyramid of the Sun Teotihuacan Pyramids Mexico City

Frankie climbed all the way to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun.  All 248 steps!  The view was breathtaking!  (And not just because he had just climbed 248 steps either!)

Pyramid of the Moon from Pyramid of the Sun Teotihuacan Pyramids Mexico City

View from Pyramid of the Sun Teotihuacan Pyramids Mexico City

After climbing down, he walked around the site.  This place is massive!  Between the two main pyramids there is a road called the Avenue of the Dead and it is two miles long by itself. 

There is a small marketplace geared towards tourist.  You can buy souvenirs, food, and drink.  They have these whistle you can buy that sound just like jaguars.  Frankie said it was creepy how lifelike it sounded!  If you want to hear what a jaguar sounds like click on this link then click on the gray play arrow box.

Market at Teotihuacan Pyramids Mexico City

Frankie said the ride back was uneventful and he was glad that he went.  I really wish I could have gone too, but it is what it is and now we a reason to go back!  Like we really needed a specific one!
My next and last post about Mexico City will be about all oddities that we saw while in Mexico City. It will be a fun post to write and read.  I hope you come back for it!
Until then!