Monday, January 26, 2009

Mexico City Day 1

Today we left Oaxaca at 9 on our own bus to come to Mexico City. It is only about 180 miles away but the bus ride takes about 6-7 hours. I'll put up pictures later of the bus ride, but it goes through mountains and windy roads, then once you get into Mexico City it took about an hour and a half pushing through traffic to get to our hotel.

The honking is ridiculous here. Its sort of like a chain reaction, one person starts and everyone else goes. Its not just for a friendly reminder to go, or to warn someone they're going to get hit, Mexicans honk at everything, for example construction sites like they're going to magically get up and move out of the way so they can get through.

Mexico City is huge, as we drove in you can see the urban sprawl, its like nothing I've ever seen before--I saw it when I landed in Mexico City a couple weeks ago. All of this sprawl is covered in smog, and as we got closer and closer you could smell the city on the bus. Today once we got here we walked around a little bit and then went out to dinner as a group. Dinner was at an awesome restaurant, and we all had a lot of fun.

Tomorrow we go to Teotihuacan, one of the biggest urban centers back in the day. Its supposed to be in the low 90s so it should be a nice day to walk around.

1 comment:

  1. The honking seems to remind me of Boston...I could be wrong here, but I am pretty sure that they honk if you are human...