Thursday, July 05, 2007

On to Mexico City

In a few short hours, and for the next three days (until Sunday evening), I'm taking a group on a long week-end excursion to Mexico City (photo below of the Palacio Nacional in the Zocalo),

where we'll be visiting places like the Palacio de Bellas Artes (photo below),

the Piramides de Teotihuacan (photo below),

and the Basilica de la Virgin de Guadalupe (photo below),

among many other sites, including Chapultepece Park, which is where Los Pinos, the Mexican "White House," can be found. So, if you want me to bring a message to Mexican President Felipe Calderon, just leave it in the comments section and I'll see what I can do about a personal delivery! ;-)

In any event, it's always a fun trip. Busy, but fun. My group will be staying in the Hotel Maria Cristina, which is right off the main avenue, Reforma, in the heart of downtown Mexico City. I highly recommend the Maria Cristina for its location, its comforts, and its prices. It's not your typical high-rise tourist hotel, but it's very cozy and has a very local feel. Moreover, it has a great courtyard and bar, which serves, I think, the best Margarita in Mexico City. However, the Maria Cristina doesn't have wireless internet access (or at least it didn't used to the last time I was there) and, even if it did, our schedule is so busy that I probably wouldn't have much time in front of the computer anyway. So, the short of it is that, though I may have a few spare minutes to check on the comments, you probably won't be seeing any new posts from me until I return from Mexico City this coming Sunday.

Hasta pronto!


Don_cos said...

Have fun! And don't try to swim back!

Kingfisher said...

Oh no you don't! Get back here and sit down! You have a blog to maintain. No running off!! :-P

Seriously, have fun.