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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2015 Trip -- Un Viaje a México con TPR

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:37 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Great photos of the park! I hadn't really ever seen much of it outside of Montana Rusa before. That's a really great setting for a park.

^ I agree it looks like a Roller Coaster Tycoon park. I finally know where that Chinese swinging inverter ship came from in the Wacky Worlds expansion. I love drop towers and while that one looks interesting, it's a shame it wasn't all that forceful. But at least the views were probably pretty good.

Also this park may have beaten Six Flags for corporate advertising. Power Tower is a work of art.

Day 2 - Mexico City Culture Day

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:52 am
by The Great Zo
My trip reports don't die -- they just go into hibernation. And this one's waking back up and it's going to be finished!

After a day at La Feria, it was time to dig a little deeper into the spirit and culture of Mexico, present and past...

Day 2 -- Culture Day
Teotihuacan and Mexico City

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Report, Part 1 -- Teotihuacan

Our second full day in Mexico was our biggest cultural tourism day. If you're looking for theme parks stuff, you'll have to check in again in the next installment. If you like ancient pyramids and historic downtown buildings, plus a little sense of adventure beyond the rails of a roller coaster, keep on reading!

After another trip to our hotel's breakfast buffet, it was time for departure out of Mexico City to head off to the northeast. We stopped at some smaller ruins near the center of the city (Tlatelolco), and then got on the highway from there. About 30 miles (48 kilometers) from our hotel, we reached our destination -- the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan. Let's see if I can get this pronunciation correct -- TAY-oh-tee-wok-AHN. Something close to that. Here's perhaps the most important piece of history to get straight -- Mexico is famous for its Aztec and Mayan cultures, but Teotihuacan is not directly connected to either. In fact, while the Aztec culture thrived in the middle of the second millennium AD, Teotihuacan dates back as much as a thousand years before that -- maybe more! Teotihuacan is one of the biggest tourist draws in the Mexico City area, for obvious reasons. There are pieces of native art, ancient structures, and some pyramidal high points to climb and do some photography atop. That last part might be of interest to this trip report's author.

We spent about three hours at Teotihuacan before breaking for lunch at a nearby restaurant. I'll get into more detail about our visit in the photo captions, where it's easier to tell the story about the piece of history we were witness to. I did the best I could to cut this photo set down to a reasonable size, and I still probably failed, but oh well! Have some pictures, everybody!

Day 2 - Mexico City Culture Day (continued...)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:53 am
by The Great Zo
Teotihuacan, continued...

Day 2 - Mexico City Culture Day (continued again...)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:53 am
by The Great Zo
The Report, Part 2 -- Mexico City

After departing Mayahuel, we made our way back to Mexico City, for a walking tour through the city's historic downtown. We saw some of the city's most important landmarks -- the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts), the Palacio Nacional (National Palace), and the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), among others. After a nice group dinner at the Café de Tacuba, we headed back to the hotel and called it a night. As with the previous report segment, I'll get into all the details in the captions.

Suffice to say, this was a great day of seeing and experiencing some of the history of Mexico City and its surroundings -- from the really really old to the still rather historic but not quite as old. It was also, by far, my most interesting cultural day with TPR (at least up through this trip in 2015). Yes, there's more to informed tourism than roller coasters, and I'm glad this group is one that gets it!

Now, some scenes from an impressive city...

Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2015 Trip -- Un Viaje a México con TPR

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:58 am
by SharkTums
Nice report Andy! I really like Mexico City, great mix of old and new. Now if they could just do something about those earthquakes and volcanoes I would feel more comfortable visiting again. ;)

Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2015 Trip -- Un Viaje a México con TPR

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:08 pm
by Nrthwnd
Loved that you guys visited some of the same places I remember from the 2013 tour.
Including the meal by the pyramids; the meal in town with the musicians serenading
you, along with that stained glass entry arch; culture, culture, culture! Mexico is a really
amazing country to visit, along with the parks as well.

Great TR, Andy! Thanks for getting it to us....eventually. ;) Looking forward to more.

Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2015 Trip -- Un Viaje a México con TPR

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:16 pm
by ThemeParkJunkie51290
I love ALL the photos! :lover: I love different cultures just the same as I love theme parks! =)

Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2015 Trip -- Un Viaje a México con TPR

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:34 am
by The Great Zo
Thanks everyone!

SharkTums wrote:Now if they could just do something about those earthquakes and volcanoes I would feel more comfortable visiting again. ;)


I'll get right on that, as soon as I figure out that whole weather thing... :lmao:

Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2015 Trip -- Un Viaje a México con TPR

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:36 am
by PKI Jizzman
I love Mexico, and I'm loving this report! Although my time spent in Mexico was in Sayulita, Mexico City is high on my "next to travel" list. The people and culture and food are easy to fall in love with.

Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2015 Trip -- Un Viaje a México con TPR

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:53 pm
by The Great Zo
PKI Jizzman wrote:I love Mexico, and I'm loving this report! Although my time spent in Mexico was in Sayulita, Mexico City is high on my "next to travel" list. The people and culture and food are easy to fall in love with.


I agree! I really enjoyed it and 2015 definitely won't be my last trip to Mexico. :)