Saturday, March 27, 2010

Viajar a México

The flight to México was uneventful, which is always good when flying. The most thrilling part was, when we approached Greenland. It has such a picturesque coast.

Of course, I was waved when we passed Toronto "Hi Tyler", Memphis "Hi Steve" and Austin "Hi Gauss". Sorry to the Brits, I was checking out the films when we passed you.

In México D.F. we are staying at the Hotel Presidente Intercontinental. Toño's hairdresser knows the manager and thus we got a complimentary upgrade to a room on the club level with nice amenities.

I was too tired but Toño had to take some tacos dorados after we'd arrived.

Our room is at the 39th floor and has a nice view to the south of the city.

We could even see the Popocatepetl volcano. This was at dawn, Now it's barely visible.

Later today, we will be heading to Morelia (4.5 hours by bus), where three of Toño's sibling live. In pre Easter, they have this tradition in Morelia is a tradition called Toritos de Petate. A couple of years ago, I took this video of it:

Of course, when being in Mexcio City one has to meet Dzyan, we plan to do this on our way back in two weeks. I'm so looking forward to this. He's such a fascinating lad.


Gauss Jordan said...

Howdy from Texas. :-)

While you're in Mexico, you should have some cowboy boots fitted or made for you. ;-)

I decided that if I stay in Texas for five years, I'd buy a pair. June will be five years, so I've got to start shopping now. ;-)

Expat Traveler said...

Beautiful pics! And what a view.. Enjoy your stay and welcome to the West Coast (well close enough)!

Mickle in NZ said...

Incredible photo of Greenland. Hope your are well thawed out and warmed up from your cold winter now you are in Mexico. Sending super love to you both and each, and congratulations to Urs for finding a Tono from a warm and such a loving home.

Happy Easter too you both, and to Tono's family. Huggles and sincere love,

Michelle and Zebbcat, xxx and ooo

Mr. Urs said...

@Gauss... I did buy a Stetson once but did not dare to wear it in Switzerland. I fear they might happen when I bought a pair of snake skin boots.

@Expat... it's a bit less windy down here

@Michelle... Many thanks, I hope you had a great Easter as well.