A fantastic Journey through South-Mexico !!!

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Day1. After 11 hours and 30 minutes of flying we arrive in Mexico-city at 6.45 PM. After a short familiarisation with Vicky, our guide, Pancho (Fransisco), our chauffeur, and our travelling-companions we go to our first hotel of this journey, hotel Jena. We will be staying in total of 9 hotels. After checking in, Nadia and I go downtown to get something to eat..
Day2. In the morning we visit the Museo Nacional Antropología, and at noon we visit Xochimilco.
On the flight from Amsterdam to Mexico-city we were updated regular about the flight information.

Here we see that we fly above Montreal, Canada.



The first we noticed were the many beetles that were driving around. Until last year (2003) the Mexicans still manufactured those beetles.


License number from Distrito Federal Mexico: DF Mexico


Palacio de Bellas Artes, the palace of clean arts. This palace has been build from 1900 up to 1934, a long period because of the very high costs.
The building is of marble and weighs so much, that at its realization it already sunk 4.5 meters into the ground. In the palace there is also a museum.

Benito Juárez (1806-1872).
Brought the reform laws.
The last 5 years president.

Basilica of Guadalupe or the Basílica the Nuestra Señora the Guadalupe, the saint virgin and patroness of Mexico. The basilica is built between 1974 and 1976. The old 18-century basilica became too small to receive the enormous man mass, for this reason a new one was built. It has been designed by the famous architect Pedro Ramírez Vásquez. The old basilica now serves as a museum and there are some beautiful colonial paintings.
Each Mexican school child knows the tale of Juan Diego, the Indian farmer, to whom on the hillock Tepeyac up to 3 times the virgin Maria appeared, in 1531. After the bishop of Zumárraga had asked him for proof of the wonder, Maria scattered roses over Juan Diego. Its precious load wrapped in a coat, he returned to the bishop but discovered that the roses disappeared and had been replaced by an image of the saint virgin.
We enter the basilica. An enormous large, oval shaped building with everywhere open entrances. In the church there can be a maximum of 10000 persons, and the whole day there are approximately 5000 persons.

Torre Latinoamericana from 1957.
The first skyscraper in Mexico. You don't see him because we are standing on it!! On the 41 floor there is a restaurant and on the 42 floor a panoramic view of the whole city. The magnificent view costs 40 pesos. See here the result! It was worth while.

  El Museo Nacional de Antropología. El Museo Nacional de Antropología has been built in 1964 by the famous architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez. In 12 enormous rooms around the inner court there is the  most beautiful archaeological collection of Mexico, dedicated to old domestic civilizations among which the Aztecs (Mexica), Toltec's, Maya's.

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