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November 19, 2005 07:28 PM

Mexico City

So we´ve moved away from the series of sparkling clean Spanish colonial towns of the North and opted for something a little more raw. We bused it to Mexico City and have a place at a hostel in the middle of the city. While we spent today at the giant Mayan pyramids of Teotihuacan just out of town (a friend took some pictures...I´ll post them tomorrow) by far my favorite bit about this town so far are the masses of people and the smog. Nearly 20 million. After Tokyo, the second largest city in the world. Nearly two thirds of the entire population of Canada squished into a tiny mountain bowl. The bowl of course, keeps the wind out and the smog in; it blurs any semblance there may be of a skyline. It truly is a spectacular sight.

It seems to me that people back home are starting to get the feeling that I should get my ass in gear and start 'getting around the world'. I hear the sentiment, and feel it too sometimes... I'd actually imagined Mexico to be not much more than an obstacle between us and Central America. I was dead wrong. It's too much to pass up; If you can steer clear of the giant resorts and dig into proper Mexico, it really is an amazing place. I'm dreading, I may feel this way about every country I get into.

I'm having trouble tearing myself away from everything to post on a regular basis and have come up with an idea that may work. Brian has had the necessary access to post here since New York, I'll prod him a little, you may see something from him. As well, Caroline, the British backpacker we´ve been travelling with is actually a proper celebrity gossip journalist and has agreed to help with my volume as well.

For now, we´ll be in this city at least until Willie arrives on Monday, and are planning some exciting things. For now, Robbie Willams is playing a free outdoor concert in the Zocalo down the street. I'm not much of a fan but it seems that all of humanity has descended on the square. I shouldn't be sitting in front of a computer....

We've got to go.


Kirsty Benjamin said:

Hey Ryan
Good to meet you!!!
It sounds like you are taking good care of my baby sis (Caroline)! It is really good to hear about all your adventures! Sounds like you guys are having an amazing time. It makes me want to fly out!!
Keep posting!

Kirsty x

November 20, 2005 12:32 PM
Pamela said:

Yo Ryan, I have a good friend who is driving around Mexico, currently in Cuernavaca and then heading to Puebla and then to the state of Tlaxcala. She is driving an old red pick up truck and having crazy adventures, not unlike yourself. If you want some people to meet up with and possibly have a ride let me know and I will give you her info. Hope everything is fabs.

November 20, 2005 09:01 PM
Ryan said:

I`m on it. We`ve emailed her... and Kirsty, you should fly out, so far it`s been 50 days or so of non-stop fun.

November 22, 2005 12:57 PM
Berns said:

ahhh, Ry...no worries bud..sometimes we need to unleash our sensitive side...it's human nature bud! It's not everyday that we get to witness the kind of love that Noah and Allie shared...
PS> I own that book if you guys ever want to borrow it..

November 22, 2005 09:52 PM