In recent “Oh fuck I’m getting old!” news, I was reminded by Facebook that it’s been 10 whole years since I took my very first trip to Mexico. I thought it would be fun to share some photos with y’all, rather than just letting them float around on my hard drive.
My only regret about this trip — other than not keeping a journal or doing vlogs so I could remember what the hell I did — is that my camera was absolute garbage, so half the photos I took were blurry or washed out. I spent about a week in Mexico and don’t have nearly enough photos worth showing.
I flew to Mexico City with my friend who was going to visit his parents. My broke ass was excited because that meant I had a place to sleep and one less expense. We arrived late, and at the crack of dawn the following morning, we all piled into the car and drove to Acapulco. We stayed there for about 3 days in a home owned by a friend of the family. One day we went deep sea fishing, and another I went with my friend and his mom to the beach, then watched the famous cliff divers at La Quebrada.
When we returned to Mexico City, we spent the remainder of the trip sightseeing; the Basilica of Guadalupe, Frida Kahlo’s house in Coyoacan, Chapultepec Park, the zoo, botanical gardens, and local markets. We also took several day trips. We walked through the caves at Cacahualmilpa, then visited the city of Taxco, which is famous for its silver mines. We journeyed to the Teotihuacan archaeological site to see the ruins and climb the pyramids. On our last full day, my friend’s dad accompanied us on a short hike up nearby Nevado de Toluca, a dormant volcano located outside the city of Toluca.
The high altitudes really messed me up; at times it was hard to breathe and I often felt groggy or sleepy. But otherwise it was a wonderful trip!