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Valle de Bravo, Day 1

Wednesday, August 17 On Wednesday we had plans to drive to Valle de Bravo, another small town about an hour and half west this time of Toluca. I was not initially super thrilled about this, not because I didn’t want to go- I did, very much- but our original plan was to go later in… Continue reading Valle de Bravo, Day 1

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Back from Tepotzlán and the laziest day of my life

Sunday, August 14 Sunday was our last day in Tepotzlán- a partial day, really. We didn’t have to check out until 2 pm at least. We had no big plans- as I said, it’s a small town and there isn’t really that much to “do”, exactly. Everyone just took it slow and hung around a… Continue reading Back from Tepotzlán and the laziest day of my life

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Family day in Tepoz

Nobody moved too fast Saturday morning, since we were all up very late Friday. After showers, etc. some of us slowly made our way upstairs to the terrace, where it was truly a beautiful morning. The pattern seemed to be gorgeous mornings, rainy nights. This was our second morning in Tepoztlán, but for everyone else… Continue reading Family day in Tepoz

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The rain finally got us… a stormy night in Tepoztlán

Continuing on… (I hope this isn’t too choppy for anyone to follow. I left off Friday afternoon, sitting on the terrace, writing a blog post and enjoying the views.) Just writing as I have time. 🙂 We had three groups of people joining us- #1) Ivan’s cousin, husband and their two little boys (ages 4… Continue reading The rain finally got us… a stormy night in Tepoztlán

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Hike to Tepozteco pyramid in Tepoztlán

Friday morning we knew we had until maybe 4 pm to ourselves until other family would start arriving. The plan was to hike up the mountain to the Tepozteco pyramid, which is the main attraction in Tepoztlán. Quick history lesson: The pyramid of Tepozteco was built by the Aztecs between 1200 and 1300 AD to… Continue reading Hike to Tepozteco pyramid in Tepoztlán

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1st night in Tepoztlán, Mexico

Backing up to Thursday afternoon… So, we made our drive from Mexico City and arrived to Tepoztlán. First impression was: cute, quaint, cobble stone roads, steep hills! For some hill perspective We checked into our hotel and immediately went up to see the rooftop terrace that was advertised in the listing. Lovely!! Weather report- warm,… Continue reading 1st night in Tepoztlán, Mexico

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Mexico City tianguis and travel to Tepoztlan

Yesterday (Thursday August 11) we left around 10 am to drive to Mexico City. The plan was to stop to see Ivan’s grandma (the boys’ only remaining great-grandma) and have lunch at the big weekly tianguis/market. Iván’s dad had to work, so just his mom came along with us. Drive to Mexico City was about… Continue reading Mexico City tianguis and travel to Tepoztlan

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Relaxed day, nice weather and cultural differences!

The rest of yesterday was equally low key- which was very welcome after the long travel day and late night. It was actually a beautiful day (I am not convinced the rest of the days will be, looking at the forecast, but I guess who knows.) The boys were basically in heaven, just loving “re-exploring”… Continue reading Relaxed day, nice weather and cultural differences!

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A little rocky start, but improving :)

So after our perfectly smooth flights yesterday, we landed ahead of schedule in Mexico City. All we needed to do was breeze through immigration (which always makes Ivan cringe a little, because he has to travel on his U.S. passport- meaning he has to line up in the “extranjeros” or “foreigners” line, with us, to… Continue reading A little rocky start, but improving 🙂