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A few quick thoughts on Ciudad de Mexico…

We haven’t started pedaling yet. In fact, today we are loading our still-boxed bikes on a minibus and heading to Valle De Bravo where we will spend a couple of days reassembling and getting psychologically ready for some fairly big climbs around the land of volcanoes.

Mexico City has been surprisingly fantastic. I don’t quite recall what I was expecting, but is a very pretty city with beautiful Spanish Colonial style buildings. There are trees everywhere which makes the city very pleasing. Of course it also has a hell of a lot of people and can get fairly intense. Here are a few photos:

Bike touring blog - Mexico City

One of a few hundred thousand street food stalls.
Bike touring - Mexico City
These wonderful, giant paper maché sculptures lined the street outside of our Hotel Stanza in the Roma neighborhood

Bike touring blog - Mexico City

Fountain in the courtyard of the Museo National de Anthropologia

Bike touring blog - Mexico City

Some crazy human sacrifice relics from the Aztecs

Bike touring blog - Mexico City

A street dog caught in the act

Bike touring blog - Mexico City

A Frank ashtray

Bike touring blog - Mexico City

You never know what you are going to find in a market here

Bike touring blog - Mexico City

The common Mexico City bike

Bike touring blog - Mexico City

This photo doesn’t do justice to how crazy it is to get on and off the Metro
Bike touring blog - Mexico City
At the Sonora market – I think this market was the size of a small town in the US

Bike touring blog - Mexico City

A creepy alter in the Sonora brujo market
Bike touring blog - Mexico City
Virginia bewildered at the witchcraft/brujo market

Bike touring blog - Mexico City

Mexican flag in the Zocolo square

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  • larry and kathy

    good pics and it sounds like Mexico City should be a destination. Are there things to do in the city? Be safe with your biking. Sounds like the mountain stage will be a good test to see if you really want to pedal to anywhere.

  • Amee Houghland

    Heart sinking/swelling/catch my breath awesome photos. Definitely awakening the adventurous itch that
    never really goes completely dormant. Love the Frank ashtray. Love and well wishes to you all.

  • Amee Houghland

    Heartsinking/swelling awesome photos. Definitely awaking the adventurous itch that never really lies totally dormant.

  • Amee Houghland

    Well no deleting here apparently.

  • http://twitter.com/PedalingNowhere Pedaling Nowhere

    There are a lot of things to do there… a lot of museums and things to see. We mostly did a lot of walking…

  • http://twitter.com/PedalingNowhere Pedaling Nowhere

    Thanks Amy! We’ll try and keep the photos coming. There are definitely more WiFi spots here than I expected…

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