Mexico City is the oldest city in North America. It sits on the ancient city of Tenochtitlan. It is one of the largest cities in the world and it is the only metropolis to hold three UNESCO World Heritage Sites within its city limits. It's a city I have always wanted to visit since leaving Australia and especially since arriving into America. It's definitely a long way from what Michelle had originally envisioned when we had first started to discuss a vacation to Mexico (I've promised Michelle we'll go to a beach resort next!!)

Between October 27th to November 6th, Michelle & I visited Mexico City and took a couple of side trips to the Ancient Pyramids of Teoutihacan and the small silver mining town of Taxco. It was a fun and eye opening experience with so many things going on. To try and describe it by typing would be a little hard. There were lots of things to take in all at one time. It was just very BUSY, very OLD, had so much HISTORY and was so different than any other place we have visited around the world.

So, rather than try to explain it hopefully you can get an idea from these photos and the brief historical or journal comments I had written while there, as to what our vist was like.

We stayed in the Hotel Catedral behind the famous Catedral (yes, it's spelt Catedral but it means Cathedral) which is on one end of the Zocalo (which is essentially the same meeting place since Aztec times).

Xochimilco

Xochimilco

Frida Kahlo Museum

Frida Kahlo Museum

Teotihuacán

Teotihuacán

San Angel

San Angel

Taxco

Taxco

Palacio Nacional

Palacio Nacional

Musio Estudio Diego Rivera

Musio Estudio Diego Rivera

Museo Mural Diego Rivera

Museo Mural Diego Rivera

Templo Mayor

Templo Mayor

Oaxaca Protests

Oaxaca Protests

Zocalo

Zocalo

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Torre Latinoamericana

Torre Latinoamericana

Mexico City

Mexico City