Mexico has always had a special place in my heart. My brother got me a job at a student travel company when I was 15 and I had the opportunity to travel to Mexico every summer for 6 years. Another reason I love it is that my sister-in-law is from Mexico and it's been really cool to share her culture, especially now that we have a little nephew who is growing up with a Mexican, Russian/Ukrainian/American cultural mix. Oh, and the last reason? I love tequila and Mexican food.
Without any more delays I present some of the highlights of the first part of our trip - Mexico City. Mexico City is huge and has a lot to offer and we were lucky enough to have an apartment and gracious hosts for our trip.
We got picked up from the airport and even had a birthday cake ready for the husband.
The next day we set off for Tepoztlan, a town 2 hours away from Mexico City in the state of Morelos. The main destination was Tepozteco mountain, a 1.3 mile hike up to see a pyramid built over 1,000 years ago. Oh, and the hike was all uphill at elevation, but we did it! We live at sea level and I didn't know how much the elevation would really affect us, but it was all worth the hike.
Me and my brother (right), and sister-in-law's brother (left)
We explored the town of Tepoztlan. I love how there are large parks around each church.
Finally, we followed it up with some ice cream- the town's specialty is different flavored ices, kind of a mix between sorbet and ice cream. I admired both of my views before we left to head back to the city.
We are back to hide from the heat here- just finishing the rest of a blissful long weekend and celebrating by hiding the puppy from the fireworks. See ya'll later for more recaps and normal shenanigans!