Monthly Archives: December 2010

Xochimilco Canal Boats

Mexico City area used to be one huge lake. South of the city, in the town of Xochimilco, there remain some canals which are the last vestige of the wetlands. We had planned to take a boat ride in the … Continue reading

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Castillo de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Castle)

We spent several hours wandering through Chapultepec Castle today. The entry fee is $51 pesos (slightly more than $4 US), and we chose to ride the tram from the base to the castle for $13 (just over $1 US) round … Continue reading

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Pyramids at Teotihuacan

When one buys a ticket at the bus station, one is assigned a seat in the bus. When we entered the bus, however, we found two other guys sitting in our seats. When we pointed this out, they pointed across … Continue reading

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Dinner at the House of Tiles

Andrew’s parents gave him a nice Christmas present of a dinner for the two of us. We took advantage of this while we were in Mexico. We ate at Sanborn’s, which is located in the Casa de los Azulejos (House … Continue reading

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Paseo de la Reforma and many monuments

On Paseo de la Reforma, there are several monuments in the median of the road. The most famous is the Monumento a la Independencia, El Angel (The Independence Angel). This monument is displayed on the country’s currency and many other … Continue reading

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First Day in Mexico D.F., Downtown Mexico City

Our first full day in Mexico was spent downtown. We walked through the park which is beside the Bellas Artes to the hotel where I stayed two nights for my 2008 trip. We then walked east along the park toward … Continue reading

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Our Mexico City Couch Surfing Host

After arriving at the Terminal de Autobuses Norte (the northern bus station in Mexico City), we rode three Metros to our Couch Surfing Host’s house at the Bellas Artes station. The Metro in Mexico costs only three pesos (less than … Continue reading

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Bus Ride to Mexico D.F. (Mexico City)

We took a bus to Mexico for a vacation. Our time in Mexico was wonderful, as evidenced by blogs I’ll write later. But our trip there was less than great. First we took the 619 bus from our place to … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve at St. Mark's Anglican Church

We very much like our church and have many friends there. On special occasions, such as Christmas Eve, we will have one bilingual service instead of two separate services. We sing half of the songs in English and half in … Continue reading

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Ameca, Jalisco, Mexico

We took a day to drive to visit our friends Pedro and Gary in Ameca. The drives there and back were tedious, because both routes (the southern route and the middle route) were being widened. In Mexico, when roads are … Continue reading

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