Mexico

Teotihuacan & Zona Rosa

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Got a fairly early start to go visit the ruins in Teotihuacan (about 45 min from Mexico City). Scorching hot but otherwise good weather. We traveled on the non-tourist local bus (less than $3 each) Interesting events during the trip included being stopped at a Federal Police roadblock and having every passenger and their luggage […]

Mexico

The Trajinera Scam

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Fairly relaxed third day in Mexico City. On the agenda: taking a Trajinera (elaborately decorated boat) down canals first used by the Aztecs. Our destination (sort of) was something called “Island of the Dolls”. It’s a bizarre area off a canal where a man started placing old and mutilated dolls everywhere to appease the spirit […]

Mexico

Mexico City: Downtown/Historic District

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We arrived in Mexico City a couple days ago reasonably well rested after a couple uneventful flights. I’m withholding my complete verdict on the “Cabin Comfort” pillow, but tentatively it seems ok and I managed a short nap on the way here with it. As usual, she snoozed most of the flight with her travel […]

Travel

World Trip 2011 Itinerary

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Planned Itinerary, May 31 – August 11, 2011: 1. Mexico (Mexico City, Puebla, Tlachichuca, Hidalgo Village, Pico de Orizaba) 2. Russia (Moscow) 3. India (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur) 4. Thailand (Bangkok, Kanchanaburi) 5. Cambodia (Siem Reap, Phnom Penh) 6. Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon) 7. China (Guilin, Beijing, Xi’an) 8. North Korea/DPRK (Pyongyang, Nampo, Mt. Myohyang, Sinchon, Kaesong)