so day 2....feelign slightly like dal 20 due to tiredness!!!
another early start as we booked oursleves on a tour to teotihualcan, the pyramids just outside mexico city. after a little conufsion as to where we were going and which bus we were going in our journey began. We quickly discovered it also included visit to some others important sites on the way, including Plaza de las tres culturas- the 2nd oldest plaza in mexcio city and the main aztec market, now restored ruins. Next to which was the square in which just before the mexico olympics students and officials violently clashed leadin the the death of many students, quickly covered up due to the up coming olympics, only now the number which were killed is being discovered.
The next stop was the Basilica de Guada Lupe, a site with many churches, including one of the most important images in mexico of a lady (The GUada Lupe) crying, which was never painted but reportedly was transformed miraculously onto a piece of cloth, it is seen as a religious idol with many crawling on their knees from the gates to the picture( a really really long way of hard stones!!) to give thanks for good things that have happened in theri life
the next stop was near to the pyramids and involved leanring the many uses of the common cactus! the middle can be used as paper, a needle and thread, soap and fermented to rpoduce tequilla.... tatsing was of course essential, though the local speciality of almond flavopured tequilla made only in this little place was surprisingly nice!
next came the main attraction of the day...teotihualcan itself! a huge maya city now manily in ruins. HOwever the main pyramid does still exsist Ã§, complete with tis 245 stesp to the top! amazing views were had by all after the exhausting climb to the top up very steep larger than usualy steps!
back home to dinner and another early night!
love sally and lara