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    Is This the Isthmus? Tour – Mexico Part 25

    October 22nd, 2017

    Sunday, October 22, 2017
    Mexico City, Mexico

    The Tlatelolco archaeological excavation site on the Plaza de las Tres Culturasin in Mexico City, Mexico.
    The Tlatelolco archaeological excavation site on the Plaza de las Tres Culturasin in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Sunday, October 22 was my last day in Mexico, as well as the final day of the Is This the Isthmus? Tour, so I had to make it count. At 8:30 am, I boarded a shuttle van with several other tourists from Europe, New Zealand and Peru, bound for the ancient city of Teotihuacán, about an hour north of Mexico City. On the way there, we briefly stopped at a couple of different places. The first was Tlatelolco, “an archaeological excavation site in Mexico City, Mexico where remains of the pre-Columbian city-state of the same name have been found. It is centered on the Plaza de las Tres Culturas.

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    Is This the Isthmus? Tour – Mexico Part 24

    October 21st, 2017

    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    Mexico City, Mexico

    An Aztec dancer poses with a fan at the Zocalo in Mexico City, Mexico.
    An Aztec dancer poses with a fan at the Zocalo in Mexico City, Mexico.

    I heard there was supposed to be some kind of event and / or parade at the Zócalo today, so I walked down there and looked around for a while, but never did see anything. Instead, I shot photos of the Aztec dancers at the Zocalo, which I had been meaning to do for the past few days anyway. Since it was Saturday, more people than usual showed up to watch the various groups of dancers who were plying their trade around the plaza.

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    Is This the Isthmus? Tour – Mexico Part 23

    October 20th, 2017

    Friday, October 20, 2017
    Mexico City, Mexico

    A couple of Ciclotaxis at the Zocalo in Mexico City, Mexico.
    A couple of Ciclotaxis at the Zocalo in Mexico City, Mexico.

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    Is This the Isthmus? Tour – Mexico Part 22

    October 19th, 2017

    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Mexico City, Mexico

    Looking toward the Torre Latinoamericana skyscraper in Mexico City, Mexico.
    Looking toward the Torre Latinoamericana skyscraper in Mexico City, Mexico.

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    Is This the Isthmus? Tour – Mexico Part 21

    October 18th, 2017

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Mexico City, Mexico

    The Grand Courtyard of the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico.
    The Grand Courtyard of the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Today, I walked a few blocks over to the Palacio Nacional, where a guide out front told me that because the building contains the offices of the president and government of Mexico, I had to hand over my passport to get in. I only had a copy of it on me, so I had to schlep all the way to the Casa San Ildefonso to get it and return, once again down the sidewalks of Calle del Correo Mayor, which are utterly packed with pedestrians squeezing by dozens of vendors who shout out the names of their wares at the top of their lungs. It really is quite a chaotic scene.

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    Is This the Isthmus? Tour – Mexico Part 20

    October 17th, 2017

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    Mexico City, Mexico

    A large Aztec sculpture on the ground floor of the Museo Templo Mayor in Mexico City, Mexico.
    A large Aztec sculpture on the ground floor of the Museo Templo Mayor in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Today, I visited the Museo Templo Mayor, which was built on top of an ancient city-state called Tenochtitlan. Easily one of the most glossy and glamorous museums I’ve ever laid eyes on or stepped foot inside, the collection within is spread out over three huge floors. Boasting a wealth of carvings, jewelry, paintings, pottery, statues, chunks from temples, etc. it’s all presented within a totally modern and attractive interior.

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    Is This the Isthmus? Tour – Mexico Part 19

    October 16th, 2017

    Monday, October 16, 2017
    Mexico City, Mexico

    The Zocalo in CD MX, which means Ciudad Mexico, which means Mexico City.
    The Zocalo in CD MX, which means Ciudad Mexico, which means Mexico City.

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    Is This the Isthmus? Tour – Mexico Part 18

    October 15th, 2017

    Sunday, October 15, 2017
    Oaxaca City to Mexico City, Mexico

    OCC and ADO buses at the Terminal Central Autobuses de Norte in Mexico City, Mexico.
    OCC and ADO buses at the Terminal Central Autobuses de Norte in Mexico City, Mexico.

    At 12:00 noon today, I checked out of the Casa Angel and caught a taxi cab over to the ADO bus terminal, where I was to board a rig bound for Mexico City. Around 1:30 pm, we all piled in ourselves and our luggage and hit the road. On the way out of town, we ascended a curvy mountain road that offered a splendid view of Oaxaca City. About two hours into the seven-hour trip, we passed through a series of green canyons walled by mountains crowned with sunlit sheer rock faces near the top. If this unspoiled place is not a national park, it sure should be. It looked so stunning, my eyes started to well up with tears.

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    Is This the Isthmus? Tour – Mexico Part 17

    October 14th, 2017

    Saturday, October 14, 2017
    Oaxaca City, Mexico

    A vintage bookbinding press at Casa de Juarez in Oaxaca City, Mexico.
    A vintage bookbinding press at Casa de Juarez in Oaxaca City, Mexico.

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    Is This the Isthmus? Tour – Mexico Part 16

    October 13th, 2017

    Friday, October 13, 2017
    Oaxaca City, Mexico

    A mural in Oaxaca City, Mexico.
    A mural in Oaxaca City, Mexico.

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