Mexico city

Trip Start Feb 19, 2007
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Trip End Dec 31, 2007


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Saturday, March 10, 2007

MEXICO CITY

MEXICO IS A VERY MUCH UNDER RATED COUNTRY AND MEXICO CITY IS A VERY MUCH UNDER RATED CITY. - I THINK THAT IS IN PART BECAUSE WE ONLY HEAR THE NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT MEXICO AND NOT THE POSITIVE THINGS - MANY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE LIVING HERE ARE VERY OLD AND QUITE RIGID IN THEIR WAYS AND THAT IS PROBABLY WHERE SOME OF THE NEGATIVE IDEAS COME FROM - MANY OF THE POSITIVE SIDES OF MEXICO ARE PARTLY INTANGIBLE AND HARD TO IDENTIFY AND QUANTIFY. I THINK THAT IT WILL BECOME A COUNTRY OF INTERNATIONAL AND WORLD SIGNIFICANCE IN THE FUTURE. IT IS A VERY DYNAMIC COUNTRY AND MEXICO CITY REMINDS ME OF NEW YORK CITY - THE SAME DYNAMIC INTENSITY.

IT IS A COUNTRY OF EXTREMES THOUGH.

I HAVE BEEN WEARING SHORTS, SANDALS AND SHORT SLEEVE SHIRTS SINCE L HAVE BEEN IN MEXICO - WHEN I GOT TO MEXICO CITY I HAD TO BUY SOME JEANS AND A LIGHT JACKET TO KEEP WARM BECAUSE IT WAS SO CHILLY. MEXICO CITY IS ANOTHER 2,000 FT. HIGHER THAN GAUDALAJARA - MEXICO CITY IS ABOUT 7,500 FT. ABOVE SEA LEVEL.

THE POLICE HERE REALLY LIKE GUNS - PUMP ACTION SHOT GUNS, HIGH POWERED RIFLE, SUBMACHINE GUNS AND REALLY, REALLY BIG REVOLVERS WITH REALLY BIG HANDLES - I THINK THAT THEY ARE 45s - AND GUN BELTS LOADED WITH BIG BULLETS (45`s, I THINK) = WHICH ARE SORT OF FASHION ACCESSORIES, I THINK - MY KIND OF COUNTRY.

CHAPALA IS A SMALL RESORT TOWN OF ABOUT 20,000pop. - NOT A TOURIST RESORT TOWN OR TOURIST DESTINATION PLACE - MEXICO CITY IS A CITY OF 28MILLION PEOPLE - SO I AM GETTING TO EXPERIENCE TWO DIFFERENT EXTREMES IN MEXICO.

OUR HOTEL IS ABOUT 2 BLOCKS FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AND THE MAIN PLAZA IN MEXICO CITY - THE ZOCALO -  CONSTITUTION SQUARE - WHICH IS BIGGER THAN THE FRONT LAWN OF THE PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS.
THERE WAS A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT THERE TODAY AND I WOULD ESTIMATE THAT THERE WAS OVER 200,000 PEOPLE IN THE SQUARE WITH RED HAMMER AND SICKLE FLAGS AND PICTURES OF STALIN, LENIN, MARXS, ETC.  APPARENTLY THE MEXICAN WHO LOST THE ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT IS A VERY SORE LOSER AND NOT A HAPPY CAMPER AND WHO DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS THE LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO. IT WOULD BE SORT OF INTERESTING IF THERE WAS A REVOLUTION WHILE WE WERE HERE. VIVA LA MEXICO



I ENJOY GETTING FEEDBACK ON MY TRAVELPOD, TRAVELBLOG.
ESPECIALLY FROM MY LOVING FAMILY MEMBERS

THAT IS ALL FOR NOW
VIVA LA MEXICO
MEXICO DAVE.
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jillburt
jillburt on

Hey Daring and Devilish Dad
I am glad to see you are having such a great time but I wouldn't admire those guns too closely. All you need is some live ammo and a bottle of whiskey eh? We are enjoying some weather changes here as well, from extreme cold 'nostril hair freezing cold' to 'balmy' weather. Drive safe. I am officially on my March break right now. Maybe I will do my income tax? Maybe not.
Love, your beautiful and intelligent daughter Jill, sport loving Pete and cute, spunky little Sabre

elisex
elisex on

GREETINGS FROM YOUR ADORING WIFE
HELLO MY LOVE,

SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD LOTS OF FUN IN MEXICO CITY.
LUCKILY FOR THEM THAT YOU DIDN'T GET YOUR HANDS ON THE GUNS.

ARE YOU NOW IN PUERTO VALLARTA AS PLANNED?

I ENJOY GETTING DAILY E-MAILS FROM YOU AND READING YOUR BLOG.

CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO TELL ME IN PERSON ALL THE DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP.

19 DAYS TO GO AND YOU WILL BE BACK IN MY LOVING ARMS.

YOUR LOVING WIFE

musicman0
musicman0 on

Montreal is cold damn it!
Hey Mexico Dave! Real cool pictures! Now I just can't wait to go to Mexico, looks very nice and warm! Every thing is good over here, Lise misses you of cours but she's doing all right! Hope you'll have lots of fun and watch out for that friskiing!

Take care,

Sebastien

PS: Viva la Mexico!!! LOL

elisex
elisex on

DARLING
JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW HOW HAPPY I AM THAT YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR GREAT MEXICAN ADVENTURE.
I JUST READ THIS ENTRY ON MY YAHOO. I HAD RECEIVED IT AT WORK BUT IT WENT IN MY BULK FOLDER IN YAHOO. STRANGE.
I SEE THAT SEBASTIEN HAS WRITTEN TO YOU. I AM KEEPING HIM POSTED ON YOUR TRAVELS AS WELL AS THE REST OF THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
THEY ALL SAY HI AND WISH YOU A FUN FILLED ADVENTURE AND A SAFE JOURNEY HOME.
YOUR LOVING WIFE,
LISE

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