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Location - North America; Capital - Mexico City; Population - 105 million; Currency - Mexican Peso

I flew from Havana to Cancun and headed straight for Merida by bus, in June 2001.


mexnoteThe Mexican Peso










mex1The Plaza Mayor in Merida


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mex3El Castillo is one of the pyramids at the Mayan city of Chichen Itza
















mex4 On top of El Castillo, Chichen Itza















mex5Looking towards Group of the Thousand Columns from El Castillo, Chichen Itza



mex6The main pelota court, Chichen Itza $600 Bonus


mex8The Sacred Cenote is a 35-metre well where people were sacrificed, Chichen Itza















mex9The former silver mining town of Taxco, south of Mexico City



mex10The lovely colonial era streets of Taxco



mex11Taxco is situated at just under 2000 metres altitude
















mex12 Corn-on-the-cob with mayonnaise and chillli powder, Taxco















mex13The winding streets of Taxco



mex14Acapulco beach and the Pacific Ocean
















mex17Divers at La Quebrada, Acapulco



mex18La Quebrada, Acapulco

















mex19National Palace at the Zocalo, Mexico City



mex19aConchero dancers in Aztec dress at the Zocalo, Mexico City



mex20Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico City
















mex21Templo Mayor - 14th/15th century ruins of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, Mexico City
















mex22Totonac people performing the Voladores ritual outside the National Museum of Anthropolgy in Mexico City



mex23The ancient city of Teotihuacan, as seen from the Pyramid of the Moon















mex24Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan - the world's 3rd largest pyramid from 150AD















mex26On top of the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan



mex25Temple of Quetzalcoatl, Teotihuacan



mex28Sittiing in the doorways, Puebla



















mex31The town of Cholula has the largest pyramid in the world, though it's not too visible here as nature (and a church) has taken over



mex32A reconstructed section of the Great Pyramid of Cholula (or Tepanapa pyramid), dating back to the 1st century AD



mex33Walking through the tunnels underneath the Great Pyramid of Cholula















mex34The colonial city of Oaxaca



mex35Oaxaca city centre



mex36Relaxing at the hostel in Oaxaca
















mex37Taking food home from the market at Ocotlan, a town 30kms south of Oaxaca



mex39Selling hats, Ocotlan market



mex40Beach at Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific side of Mexico















mex41A great place to do nothing is at Mazunte beach in Oaxaca state - this is the very basic Einstein pension



mex42And the eccentric man himself. I don't know if he's still around - Mazunte



mex45Trine, Jo, Sara, Sarah and Natalie with a few beers on Mazunte beach















mex44Ventanilla beach, near Mazunte



mex46There's crocodiles in the river at Playa Ventanilla



mex47Palm trees at Playa Ventanilla



















mex48San Cristobal de las Casas, a colonial city in the state of Chiapas



mex49San Cristobal's cathedral



mex51Breakfast in San Cristobal de las Casas















mex53Enjoying a nightclub in San Cristobal de las Casas
















mex55Boat trip through the Sumidero canyon



mex58Christmas Tree falls, Sumidero canyon



mex61Close to San Cristobal is the village of San Juan Chamula, inhabited by the Tzotzil Mayans















mex62San Juan Chamula's church. Inside there are no pews, instead the floor is covered with pine boughs, incense, candles and Coke bottles



















mex63The shamen's quarters in San Juan Chamula. Note the Coke and Pepsi bottles - fizzy drinks are seen to aid expelling spirits from the body through burping



mex65Children at the town of St Nicholas near San Cristobal de las Casas















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