I have just returned home from a 3 day business trip to Mexico City. As we neared our destination, I was stunned by the size of this capital city. With a population of up to 23 million inhabitants, it can be said it has "mucha gente!"
We had a "maravillosa visita" (wonderful visit) and I was able to put to test my four years of high school Spanish--which, as I soon discovered, was "absoluta menta sin valar" (absolutely worthless!). Seems I can read Spanish better than I can speak or understand it! Furthermore, I discovered that in all the years of high school Spanish--I had never learned the Spanish word for wine! Imagine that! As I tried to order a glass of red wine--try as I might, with a roll of the tongue....."Por Favor, rojo.............r--r---r----rrrrrrrr-ojo..........", I could not communicate my desire. Of course, now that I am home, I have remembered "vino!" So, while there, I drank alot of bottled water, "agua (thank you Sesame Street!), no gas!"
While my marido (husband) attended the daily conference, I saw some pretty fabulous things! Spending most days on a tour bus, we saw the massive Mexican Cathedral.....
the stunning National Palace, filled with amazing frescoes painted on the walls found within each arch way telling stories of Mexican history ......
We spent an afternoon walking through the excavated ruins of Temple Mayor. Taken back in time, centuries earlier, where human sacrifices were the norm as people worshipped and pacified over 2600 gods, I was filled with gratitude that I was not born in this place at that time! In fact, I'm not sure I would have survived the elements...I so appreciate air conditioning--and civil liberties!
I mean seriously, if I had to climb (or most likely be dragged kicking and screaming) to the top of the temple ....I would be scared to death before anyone had the chance to sacrifice me! These pyramids were not good for anyone who is afraid of heights...no less fear of death!
Mañana, I will post the 1200 n*aked men saga! Truly, 1200 n*ked men greeted our tour bus!
I wouldn't tease about a thing like that! Leprechauns....maybe...but never--never--about 1200 n*ked men! ;)
Asta la vista!