毒梟! 槍枝! 火拼! 黑幫黑，政府更黑! 是一直以來我對墨西哥的印象!
計畫要來墨西哥旅行，儘管小茂茂渾身是膽，一身武藝，其實心裡是有點不安的，畢竟，在我來的前幾天，才又發生墨國前市長被虐殺的新聞,且墨西哥城裡，對現任總統抗議激化成暴動 ! 不過，在馬雅預言的世界末日前，身為陰森關鍵時刻忠實觀眾的我，不到中美洲古文明去看看，實在很不甘心，也許逃往別的星球的飛船會在那邊有Boarding Gate!
趁著高中同學少東暫居墨西哥城之便，小弟又是厚著臉皮去打秋風吃白食，當起半個沙發客! ( 我看以後我的朋友移居國外都不敢讓我知道了! 上次是巴西的Jenny,這次是少東...)，少東也很有義氣地不只提供住宿，還當起地陪....
墨西哥城，塞車狀況是世界數一數二的，但出乎意料地，除了交通外，治安良好，人民和善，街道乾淨 ! 只要不要讓我天天吃 Tacos，我想在這裡長住，對我來說應該不是問題!
在墨城的幾天，除了看看墨西哥市外，分別參訪了日月金字塔，和著名的人類學博物館，以及在時序進入12月，有相當多慶典舉行的瓜達魯佩教堂 ! 不管到哪裡，都受到老墨們熱情的歡迎，在一連串的歡笑與合照中，繼續前往下一段旅程-- Oaxaca !
Drugs , Guns ,Fight! Gangster is Gangster , but even the Government is gangster too ! That's my impression with Mexico before I go there.
Although I am relatively experienced backpacker , planning a trip to Mexico is still an anxiety to me .
After all , the ex-mayor of Mexico got killed happened just before my trip . Moreover , the protest against the incumbent president was heating up . However , I won't rest myself if I won't go to see Maya civilization before Maya doomsday. Probably , I can find a way-out for doomsday over there .
Taking the advantage of Mark 's temporary migration to Mexico ,who is my high school classmate , I decided to bother him brazenly , as a half couch-surfer . So nice is Mark , he not only provides me a place for crash , but also be a local tour guide ....
Mexico city is notorious for its traffic condition , which rank top in the world .But , surprisingly , except for traffic , good social order and friendly people did impress me very much . I think , if I have the chance to stay longer , that would not be a problem , as long as no tacos every day and every meal .
During the period of staying in Mexico city , in addition to taking a city tour , I visited the solar and luna pyramid and the famous archaeology museum , plus Guadalupe church where there are many celebration event taking place in Dec . Wherever we went , we got a warm and friendly welcome from Mexican people ! Amid a bunch of smiles and pics , I continue to hit my route to the next stop-- Oaxaca.
On way to Teotihucan , the opposite lane started to be congested . In Mexico city , where and when you would meet traffic jam can't be predicted... Anytime and Anywhere... The scene gradually become messy when go out of mexico city .
不過這些遺跡是阿茲提克人發現並命名的，而非阿茲提克人所建立，至於他的起源也是眾說紛紜 ! 請見Wiki百科!
The first spot seen in Teotihucan is solar pyramid , which is the first one I have seen in my life . These ruins are found and named by Aztec , instead of being established by them . As for its origin , it remains no conclusion . ( pls WIKI it )
Tourists are allowed to climb up , but the top level of solar pyramid is prohibited from visitors . Probably , they would be prohibited completely in a few years ( if Maya prophecy won't come true ,so we have more years...)
It looks steep , but it would be fine when climbing.
Overlook the avenue of the Dead from solar pyramid.
Luna pyramid ! Solar and Luna reflects each other.
Overlook the avenue of the Dead from Luna pyramid.
Precisely speaking , there are supposed to be three pyramid-like architecture . In addition to solar and luna pyramids , there is one called Feather Serpent Temple.
在羽蛇神廟的旁邊，有個小型博物館..... 我最搞不懂的是....這個告示牌 !
Next to Serpent Temple , there is a micro museum . But , that's not the point ! What confuse me is... this sign ! Look at the second one , anyone ever play arch inside ??
便宜到不行( 不管坐到哪只要3 Peso)的捷運，老舊但整潔的車廂，常有小販來回穿梭，從賣食物到賣唱片，甚麼都有，甚麼都賣，甚麼都不奇怪!
Impression of Mexico city
1. Traffic Jam
2. Cheap Metro ( 3 peso can take you wherever you go ) , Clean carriage ( Although old ) has many vendors walking around , selling everything.
3. Large and modern bus station.
4. A super-big national flag at central plaza.
Each metro station has its own graph , helping commuters .
在改革者大道上的天使紀念碑 ! 改革者大道也是墨城最現代化及繁忙的主要道路!
The angel memorial at avenue of Reforma , which is the most modern and busy main road.
The memorial in memory of 150 th anniversary of independence . However , it is said that it hadn't been completed at that time . Such efficiency ... as good as Taiwan government .
在建國紀念碑底下，有著花束和悼念標語! 管他的，先拿起來拍照再說! 然後繼續和警察哈拉!
There are some flowers and signs before the memorial , which is in memory of those people killed in the fight against those drug gangsters . So , there are some reflection on if they need to go on such fighting policies.
Those are the most terrific scene I saw when in Mexico city .... even the statue of Liberty takes gun...
來點神的救贖吧! God! Give us some forgiveness .
中間的圖有點傾斜，但不是我的問題! 是因為整個墨城的地基都不穩(填湖造陸的關係! 真奇怪! 阿茲提克人幹嗎不搞一個穩一點的傳說.......)，由於教堂本身地基不穩，目前教堂已經開始傾斜了.....
Dec is an important month for a Catholic country . Many Celebrations are going to take place.
The church in the middle of my pics looks tilted . That's because the foundation of Mexico city started to sink . ( because it is based on a stuffed lake .)
Interestingly , Knee down for payer and idol worship can be seen here .
Or , just like what Taiwanese did for MaZu , They show their respect by walking or cycling .
著名的人類學博物館! 大概要花一天來逛，不過我只逛了半天! 大部分的文物旁也都有英文說明了!
The famous archaeology museum usually takes one day to see around . But , I just have half day! There have been English exlpainations showed .
The most famous piece would be the solar plate . Moreover , some skeleton and masks looks funny .
But, I think , the Maya comics are supposed to be coolest ! so modern it is !
Some staffs were doing digital conservation .
However , there is still a guy showing his disrespect to those stuff......
飛天舞! 挺酷的! 身上只綁條繩子，然後一路旋轉下來，每次演出都是玩命! 對這個舞，我小費給的多了點....15 Peso...
Flying dance !! The dancers risk their life for each play with only a rope on each of them.
The whole scene of Zocalo . The super large flag is a noticeable landmark .
A few days ago , there were protests against the incumbent president , even once rose to the riot.
主教堂.... 不過，我沒啥興趣看教堂....Major Church .
藝術宮! Contemporary art palace.
觀察人生百態，才是我興趣所在! 廣場旁的小販，一聽到警察來，就是沒命狂奔 ! 然後警察走了又回來......
Making observation on human being is my interest.
The vendors at Zocalo play hide-and-see with the cops .
原住民的淨化身心靈的儀式! 費用隨喜! 因為看起來很好玩，我就索性也讓他們淨一淨吧!
The indigenous ceremony to clean people's spirit and soul ! I decided to take one time !!
After the ceremony , my whole body was full of energy ......
黃昏的主教堂 Major Church at dusk .
As dark approaching , the indigenous people 's flute make a punctuation on my Mexico trip .
待續! To Be Continued !