Zonked for  24 hours, to recover from “Jet Lag”  The usual headache, and lethargy, plus stuffed up nose and sore throat. So did absolutely nothing today. However,  managed to drag myself out of bed on Wednesday for a “mooch” around downtown Mexico City. First impressions were generally positive with a good “vibe” around the old city centre, squares and thoroughfares.

 

Mexicans tend to smile easily and are helpful. There seems to be a huge prevalence of small shops and artisanal establishments conducting their business in a frenzied cadence of business activity. The “Mall” type shopping environment does not appear to have made its presence felt, as yet.However, one does notice a huge Police and uniformed Security presence in  “downtown” areas, perhaps indicative of a thriving subculture. Mexico has a population of 120 million people, of which around 9 million live in Mexico City.

12.04.18 Travelled NE of Mexico City to an ancient pyramid complex Teotihuacan. The Pyramid of the Sun is the largest building in the Teotihuacan complex, which is believed to have been constructed about 200 BC, and one of the largest in Mesoamerica. I subsequently read that weirdly, the Sun Pyramid is aligned perfectly along a line of axis of 33 degrees with the Pyramid at Giza in Egypt to the horizontal plane! Furthermore, that the Great Pyramid at Giza  aligned with the three brightest stars in Orion’s Belt eighteen days before 12.21.12. People were predicting all kinds of cataclysms,….but nothing happened. So all nonsense, I guess.

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Perseus slaying of Medusa (Dali).

Visited a Salvador Dali static al fresco exhibition. The classic Melting Watch was in evidence, as was the Slaying of Medusa. Both beautifully executed and delightful to see.

14.04.18 Meandered down town and came across a bijou Sushi restaurant called Ah Un in Calle Motolinia, Centro Historico. Apparently they do great cocktails, however, I stuck to a house red Merlot and Sushi.

Headed down to Acapulco tomorrow. Should get there mid afternoon.

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Acapulco Bay hotels.

15.04.18 Mexico City lies on a high central plateau, altitude 7249ft above sea level. One is really unaware of the altitude until one makes the 6 hours trip by road to the coast. It is a constant descent through scrubland, deep red rift valley redzina and hair pin bends. Got into Acapulco at 14:00 pm. Checked in at the Nilo Hotel.

17.04.18 Spent the day sunbathing around the rooftop pool in C30 temperatures, and the tan is deepening.

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