My trip to Teotihuacan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has to be broken up into a few parts because I took so many pictures. Teotihuacan is about an hours drive or so from Mexico City. It was great to be out in the mountains and get some fresh air! When we got there our guide explained the history of the area to us and then sent us on our way. This ruined city is named Teotihuacan, but nobody knows what it was actually called when the people who built it lived here. When it was discovered it was completely grown over and the pyramids just looked like hills (there are still a lot of equally spaced "hills" which are suspiciously the same size sitting out there).
The first pyramid we went to was the Pyramid of the Moon. It is only partly restored, so you can only walk up half way. I was happy about that though, the steps were incredibly steep and we basically crawled up!
|Me in front of the Pyramid of the Moon.|
At the top we had an amazing view of the Pyramid of the Sun (to the left) and the Avenue of the Dead. A fun fact our guide told us is that the Pyramid of the Sun mirrors the shape of the mountain behind it, which you can see in the picture above. The Pyramid of the Moon also mimics the shape of the mountain behind it, but I don't have any good pictures.
|Elena and me at the top, still trying to catch our breath!|
|The top of the Pyramid of the Moon behind me.|
|Sitting on the ledge getting some sun.|
|Walking down the Avenue of the Dead.|
|An original painting. How the whole city used to be decorated.|