Teotihuacán – The Valley of the Gods

27 Aug

In September 1973, having arrived in Mexico only a few days prior as a foreign exchange student, I joined classmates on a field trip to Teotihuacán, an ancient Aztec city of enormous pyramids in a valley outside of Mexico City. The day was spent in awe for this twenty-one year old girl from New Jersey and began my love affair with Mexico.


The view from the Pyramid of the Moon September 1973

Today, living in Mexico full-time as a retiree, I got the chance to revisit Teotihuacán.


We traveled from our hotel in Mexico City via metro to the bus terminal for the one hour ride to Teotihuacán. Having downloaded Bill Bell’s On-Site Guide we had the confidence and information we needed. Recreating the photos was fun. Some of the photo angles are different since there have been renovations to the pyramids.


Willing to offer my heart as sacrifice after the strenuous climb.


The biggest change has been the growth of the many towns around the pyramids due to the income from tourism. We arrived early. There were very large crowds later in the day when the tour buses arrived.


La Gruta

We even ate dinner at La Gruta, an immense cave turned restaurant. I hadn’t thought of the place in years. We ate lunch here as a table full of students in 1973. It was much as I remembered.

We spent two days huffing and puffing up and down pyramids. It was truly a wonderful experience. DOS TORTAS


8 Responses to “Teotihuacán – The Valley of the Gods”

  1. LJones August 27, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    Wonderful post! You are inspiring me to get going with travel and adventure: thank you and safe travels!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 August 27, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

      Visit again. Some of the photos didn’t post the first time.


  2. fabiolaofmexico August 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm #

    I love going to Teotihuacan 🙂 Hope you were wearing a ton of sunscreen! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jack Scott August 29, 2017 at 5:29 am #

    It’s on my bucket list 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 August 29, 2017 at 7:58 am #

      Start exercising now. Between the altitude and the climb 😵😱😭😀


  4. Karen August 29, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    Such fun!


    • afish25 August 29, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

      It really has been fun. We are on our last leg, Cholula.


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