Wow, time flies, and I haven't shared any pictures of our trip to Mexico from a month ago. We had a really great experience visiting Adrian's parents while on their mission in Mexico City. We were able to catch up with them and see where they live and all the people they work with and all the experiences they are having while they serve. We were able to pick up a little Spanish. We saw many amazing places that are hundreds and some over a thousand years old. We were introduced to "real" Spanish food which we ate way too much of. We met many kind and humble people who are not afraid of hard work, and who have an amazing commitment to family. It has taken me awhile to sort through A LOT of pictures, thanks to the age of digital photography. Here is our attempt to share some that will give you a taste of our experiences and perspectives of Mexico.
The PEOPLE! Very kind and humble, loyal and hardworking.
The FOOD! Can't drink the water and have to be a careful with some of the food from the street-vendors, but we enjoyed a lot of delicious sandwiches, tortillas, tacos, soups, pastries, candy, fruit, and Spanish drinks.
The TRAFFIC!! Ahhh, the traffic. It's not like I've travelled a lot, but it was unlike anything I've ever seen. Pretty much anything goes. Taxis driving on the pedestrian crosswalk, police officers (and everyone else) running red lights, buses and taxis driving around everyone to get to the front of the line, round-abouts that who knows what direction the traffic is going, small or non-existent road signs. The cars, the taxis, the street-vendors, some of them in the middle of the street. Hours in the car, missing exits, getting lost, studying the map and the GPS and the map again. What an adventure! Please don't visit Mexico City if you are prone to road rage!
We've only begun so check in again tomorrow for more about Mexico City.