Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hola Y'all!!!

Hola from Mexico City, where the altitude has me breathing short and gasping a bit! My plane touched down at about 2:30 local time and after standing in long lines to go through immigration and customs and then walking about 17 miles IN THE AIRPORT I finally got to the pedestrian bridge leading over the busy street to the Camino Real Aeropuerto Hotel.

The view from my room is . . . ummmm . . . OK, it's actually the airport but there are some really cool mountains behind it. In fact, could that flat topped mountain in the background on the left be a volcano???

So honestly I'm just a little disappointed with the view but still it's pretty cool and in the airport I actually stopped and asked a guy at a sandwich place "Perdon, donde esta Camino Real?" (I'm sure that isn't entirely correct but he got the gist of it and then of course he answered me in really fast crazy Spanish but at least he pointed and I ended up getting here so hey.
I think for tonight I'm going to go down and have dinner at one of the hotel restaurants. I've read it isn't too wise for a female to walk on the streets alone after dark and honestly I don't want to do too much walking until I get used to the altitude. Then a hot shower and some TV just out of curiousity.
More tomorrow unless the day in the office just kills me!

1 comment:

Liz said...

Holà Señorita Gaga!

I long to read your impressions, although, as you mentioned yourself, it would not be wise for you to wander alone in the streets of Mexico City, we will not have the pleasure to read some discoveries like the ones you did in Tokyo.

So, the adventure continues! It will be a different one, but a wonderful great one, nevertheless…