This blog entry dates back about two weeks because when you are traveling around little towns in mexico and internet connection is haphazard at best and expensive to boot you do not try to resize images and write blogs etc but anyway here it is...
And so here I am here in Teotihuacan, 30 miles north of Mexico city or about an hour's drive. Teotihuacan is an Aztech word to mean a Place of Gods or A City of God and it has long been a pilgrimage destination for the faithful and merchants who want to prey on them.
Well...anyway as I arrive on the bumpy roads and I can see the pyramids in the distance I was eagerly jumping about like a puppy! To be in the presence of such an archeological site was simply wow....but as soon as you entered the gates and walking towards the pyramids the first thing you'll seen is a massive long queue stretching from close to the entrance all the pyramid. The queue was due to an imposed restriction on how many people can be on the pyramid at one time which was reasonable as the steps were rather steep and to not have an organised system with a quota would be rather dangerous.
It took about 45 minutes to an hour in the queue, before I made it to the steps. Then on... at every level there is still a small queue to the next level. However, the view from atop was spectacular and well worth the queue. To see the remains of an entire civilization that dates back to the times before christ.
At the top of the pyramid, everyone crowds around the centre trying their very best to put their finger in a little silver circle supposedly the center of the entire pyramid and the pinnacle of all it's power...I had to push my way in too...and I felt the power all right...my finger was suddenly warm and then I felt a sudden pressure...then my body shook to the left and the right...
But the power wasn't from the pyramid but the crazy crowd that shove me and their finger fighting mine for that little space in the center...from the look in their eyes, some of them really believed in the power of the center...I was just being the camwhoring tourist....
Anyway...after getting to the summit of the sun pyramid and descending it...there is still the pyramid of the moon a distance away...I had to rush there as I was running out of time traveling with a tour group...
I had about 3 hours at the pyramid...I wished I had more...because I wished I had more time to just be there just take it all in...but as is I had just enough to ascend the two pyramids, walk around at a quick pace, take a couple of pictures and pop by the tourist information centre and that's about it. But still it was quite an awesome place to be...even though I'd say it's very touristy...but a note to my friend aurelious(kung fu panda)..."wei...you could get cool picture here..."
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