Off to the Pyramids
June 25, 2013 – Post-Peru Day 002
The Family is in the midst of our nomadic existence between stops on our international adventure. For the first week after our departure from Peru, we spend those seven days in Mexico.
Our second day in Mexico City saw our family unit visit the ruins of Teotihuacan. To be completely technical, the family unit minus myself partook of the majesty that is this site. I, on this Tuesday, was suffering through my second day of dealing with the same high-altitude symptoms (e.g., headache, dizziness) that leveled me in Puno, Peru. I have now learned that my ceiling for visiting high-altitude locales has been lowered to 2,241 meters (7,352 feet), which is the height of Mexico City.
So, Denver, Colorado, at 1,564 meters (5,130 feet) is still open to me.
Good thing Bangkok clocks in at an average elevation of 1.5 meters (4.9 feet).
For your viewing pleasure – and for mine, since I missed it this time around – here are some of the pictures from that visit.
The centerpiece of the Teotihuacan complex is the Pyramid of the Sun.
It is possible (and permissible) to climb to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun. From there, you can see another large pyramid entitled the Pyramid of the Moon.
Now, while it is indeed possible to walk to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, you must take care. Below shows you the steepness of the some of the stairs you need to traverse.
One of the other main structures at Teotihuacan is called the Temple of the Feathered Serpent. No one in my group took any pictures of this place, but during the next day we all (I got better) visited the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico City. In that venue, they have a reconstruction of some of the statues that adorn the Temple of the Feathered Serpent.