Long time no see

Hi everyone!
It has been a while since I posted anything here! My stomach hasn’t had the best time adjusting, so it has been a slow couple of weeks. But luckily everyone around here is superhelpful and very friendly! Last week I got invited to a nice little town outside of DF to recharge. Tepoztlan is a short ride from DF over the mountains and close to volcanoes! I spent the week eating good food and sleeping as much as I could, and it was definitely a good idea.

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Here’s a snapshot from the market. It really beats going to the super market! You get really fresh and short traveled food at the market, just remember to bring bags or baskets.

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This is from the market as well, this was from the food section. There are benches making up a square and then the cook(s) are inside the square. You get to watch up close when they make it, which is really cool!

Earlier this week was the independence day of Mexico! Here’s a short excerpt from Wikipedia’s article about it;

Each year on the night of September 15 at around eleven in the evening, the President of Mexico rings the bell of the National Palace in Mexico City. After the ringing of the bell, he repeats a shout of patriotism (a Grito Mexicano) based upon the “Grito de Dolores”, with the names of the important heroes of the Mexican War of Independence who were there on that very historical moment included, and ending with the threefold shout of ¡Viva México! from the balcony of the palace to the assembled crowd in thePlaza de la Constitución, or Zócalo, one of the largest public plazas in the world. After the shouting, he rings the bell again and waves the Flag of Mexico to the applause of the crowd, and is followed by the playing and mass singing of the Himno Nacional Mexicano, the national anthem, with a military band from the Mexican Armed Forces playing. This event draws up to half a million spectators from all over Mexico and tourists worldwide. On the morning of September 16, or Independence Day, the national military parade (the September 16 military parade) in honor of the holiday starts in the Zócalo and its outskirts, passes the Hidalgo Memorial and ends on the Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City’s main boulevard, passing the El Ángel memorial column and other places along the way.

The following day the Mexican military had a huge parade to show their strength and vehicles! Lucky me got to see the whole thing from above thanks to a really nice friend of mine!

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This is the Zocalo, or at least a part of it. It is huge! The police was frustrated because the square was sealed off, but somehow the kids managed to get inside. They weren’t sure about what to do about it.

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This is from Paseo de la Reforma, the statue in the middle there is called El Ángel de la Independencia!

Over and out for now.

/Kristian

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