Hey guys! I know I promised you all some sketches and pictures of my Mexico trip, so it's finally here! First off, I'd like to apologize for my poor penmanship, misspellings, and whatever incorrect information I may have put into my journal. I don't have the best memory and some of these pages were done on the fly WHILE walking around in a foreign city. Not very easy, to say the least!
Obviously, it's very hard to bring forth the beauty and sheer LIFE that I observed but I hope that you guys can get a small glimpse of it through my sketches, and photos. I had an AWESOME time in Mexico and I hope you'll all have as much fun going through my travel journal as I had drawing (and making notes) in it!
Day 1: Not too exciting since most of the day was spent at the airport / plane / taxi making our journey from San Francisco to Mexico City.
|cab voucher from airport to our hotel|
|the garden of the Casa Azul. No pictures inside :(|
We also took some time to explore the city which was absolutely bustling with activity...
|navigating the streets of Mexico City|
|beautifully carved door to a church.|
|Stopping for a snack (sope)!|
As I wrote in my journal, we went back to our hotel dead tired but glad to have taken in so much of the city on our first full day. A great start to the trip, for sure!
Day 3: We started off the day with a great breakfast of sopes (I'm eating a bigger version of it in the picture above) which are made with blue corn tortillas topped with beans, white cheese, chicken and a bit of lettuce. YUM!
|sopes for breakfast.|
After breakfast, we hop on the bus bound for the pyramids of Teotihuacan!
|the view of the valley from the pyramid of the sun.|
|beautiful carvings on the pyramids.|
|I meet the hotel's resident dog, Abril.|
Later that night, we set out for dinner at a restaurant called Lampuga where we had some amazing soft shell crab tacos!
|softshell crab tacos and seafood chowder. STUNNING.|