WEDNESDAY, July 13
Mexico City is a monster. On the bus ride ($2) from San Juan Teotihuacan de Arista, we noticed that the hillsides miles from downtown were carpeted with dense, multi-colored housing. The streets of the Historica Centro are crowded with people; reminds me of Manhattan.
Yesterday the woman who owns the RV campground told us to take the bus to a particular metro (subway) station. According to her, the main station was too big. We’d have to walk a long way to get to the right train. We took her advice but when we got into the station it was huge, multi-leveled and packed with people. The only way we found our way to the line we wanted was to ask security guards or at information booths.
The first notable thing we saw in Mexico City was hundreds of police in riot gear. There was a demonstration, completely peaceful, that concerned the 43 students who were murdered a couple of years ago.
We accomplished two things: found a camera store where I bought a lens cap to replace the one I lost weeks ago, and took the Turibus, a hop on/hop off tourist bus, through central Mexico City. Because of the traffic, the tour took 3 hours. See pics.
After passing the demonstration we stumbled into a parade of dancers: