André on Twitter
Mexico - Temples of Teotihuacan
lun 22 nov 2010
We arrived safely in Mexico! To adjust to the time difference we came a few days before our first concert. Today, the whole orchestra and technical crew had a trip to the famous ruins of Teotihuacan, a city northwest of Mexico City.
In 1898 this wonderful place has been discovered by coincidence, when railroad engineers were looking for a way around or through the hills that were present all over this valley. When they started digging it turned out those were no natural hills at all, but giant piramide-like temples, covered with trees. These buildings are almost 2000 years old.
Today, archeologists estimate that these immense ruins of Teotihuacan are but 20% of all monuments still left to discover in this valley. You can imagine that we were all amazed by the beauty and history of this place.
During the tour, our busses stopped for lunch in a very special restaurant: in a huge underground cave! While listening to Mexican music, we had a typical Mexican lunch, with taco's, tortillas, and of course lots of corn and beans.