Hello all you wonderful people,
Deborah here – last day in Mexico City.
I must say the highlight for me was going to Teotihuacan, the City of the Gods where the temple of the Sun and the temple of the Moon live. The walk, once inside the gates, was 2 miles each way. I am very proud to say I was able, inspite of breathing problems, extremely bad knees, I was able to climb to the top of the Temple of the Sun, the largest pre-Hispanic structure in the Americas and the world’s third largest pyramid. Thankfully, they had built different levels, so I could rest for a bit….total 248 steps to the top….steep steps mind you, often a foot high.
The next favourite for me was on Friday, a walking tour of the centro historico area with tour guide Lee, who’s knowledge and insight helped us to understand the life and times of the people living here over the centuries. The National Palace was a treasure as we are big fans of Diego Rivera’s art and there were incredible, massive murals of the history of Mexico and the surrounding areas. They were magnificient!
Of course, we are big fans of Frieda Kahlo as well and went to her house on Wednesday. She very much loved her family as well as Diego, though they did have some trying times, marriage, divorce, remarriage….kind of like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton….you know those artsy types.
We are flying to Guatemala City this afternoon and being picked up by the family we will stay with for a week. Tomorrow morning, 8 am we start a week of Spanish lessons….I will speak Spanish fluently by the end of the year…yeah!
So, good thoughts to all of you and wish you much happiness.