NEXT STOP THE PYRAMIDS OF THE SUN AND MOON.
Wow another long anticipated historical place.
These are quite something I tell you. First view was from a way away looking along the Avenue of the Dead. I actually videoed Mario's explanation of the place to us, as we have had soooo much to take in over the past 2 weeks. So will have a listen and see if I can tell you a little of the history. The original city was Tiachuacan and it was on an Island in the very big lake that made up the area of where Mexico City is now. The original old city was home to 200,000 people who were the Aztecs and like the Incas built temples for their Gods. The top layers was where the held their ceremonies an made sacrifices to the Gods and the height was so they were closer to the Gods. They were astronimicaly aligned too.
Their workmanship was very precise but notas precise as in the stone cutting were saw in the ruins on the way to Puno.
Ralph and I climbed as far up as we could go on the moon pyramid,(the top levels closed due to restoration) but made it to tje top of the Sun Pyramid. Very steep steps but great to have made it and a fantastic view.
Before we arrived at the actual Pyramids, we had a stop at a place they carve in volcanic stone and different colourd obsidians. We also learnt there the myriad of uses of the cactus plants. We saw and tasted the Agave juice and sugar. Then were shown which Aloe the Tequilla is made from. And of course we did Tequilla tasting with the lime juice and salt thing. Learnt about the strong stuff with the worm too. Ralph got the worm but decided not to drink it so it went back into the bottle.
Late lunch at a very nice Cantina buffet place, then back to Hotel. A good day.
But, alas in the night Montzuma caught hold of Ralph and no good was he for the next several days.
We were supposed to do our Palace, cathedral and Anthroplology Museum tour the next day Tues, but I managed to change it till the .Wed. Ralph and I spent the day sleeping and recovering, hoping he would be okey dokey for tne Wed.
Started no badly, but faded very quickly and definately not well so he was guided back to