Pyramiden und andere magische Orte (Mexiko)
Since our last post of really long time ago, much has happened. We have a number of projects completed, started new and also experienced some unexpected.
The monolith of Bernal – bad luck and mishaps
After four weeks in San Miguel de Allende we left the campsite with some sadness and with even more anticipation for the next adventure. Our first destination was the monolith of Bernal near Queretaro. The monolith we saw from afar but access we found only after many detours and questions. On the large parking lot arrived Stefan was plagued by headaches, so Heike with the kids and Emma exploring the mountain. After a delicious lemonade in the restaurant we were looking forward to the evening, the colorful water feature. Like many other visitors we sat at 19:30 in the square and waited patiently. As it still does not went off after nearly an hour, we decided now but to go to sleep. At 21:30 we heard suddenly music and saw light. We could hardly believe it, the waterworks began. Stefan watched the spectacle then the camera while Heike with the children in a warm bed remained. At night, it turned out that the lemonade by Heike was probably not as good as they had the next 24 hours to fight with gastrointestinal flu.
Queretaro – How Swiss people live in Mexico
For the next day we had arranged to meet with Monika and Florian and her daughter Karen in Queretaro. We had met the two Swiss, who now live for five years in Mexico, San Miguel de Allende and were looking forward to a reunion. We could camp in their road and explored with them the city. They told us a lot about life in Mexico and especially on the school system. The two girls loved each other madly and played wonderfully together and Noam took his place. After three nights we planned to leave in the direction of the state of Hidalgo after a tire change Queretaro. But then came the phone call from Heike endocrinologist that the biopsy material was insufficient.
Tolantongo – hot springs and even hotter driving skills
Well it went on in the state of Hidalgo, more specifically to the hot springs of Tolantongo. The 180km attracted by the many villages for several hours until we finally go to the gorge stood. 1000 meters it went down the winding road until we reached the hot flow. On the banks of the river we met Josh and Brittni again. We bathed in the warm river and the next day in an enchanted grotto with a 40 degree hot waterfall. From the huge terrace pools with pleasantly warm water, we were totally impressed. Here we let the day with a priceless view of the mountains opposite end. We were happy and relieved that we were heal come out here with our camper, because the curve with their deep ruts demanded Stefan over an hour any driving skills from not to stand again with a wheel in the air. But Stefan’s persistence paid off and everything worked out perfectly.
Teotiuhacan – Noam likes archeology
We went to Mexico City, according Teothiuacan with its huge pyramids. Our first choice was the camping in the city. Once there, we were already greeted by three dogs, one of which had just bitten a mad dog to death before Josh’s eyes. Although the owner of the camp offered to the dogs on a leash to take, but there was nothing happening. We decided here not to stay out of fear of the dogs and our children and our dog’s sake. We found another place just opposite the pyramids. Although the court had no infrastructure, however, was fenced and guarded by an old, nice Mexican. The children had their delight, there was still enough space and to discover even more between all the woods and buildings. The place was only half as expensive and here we had the feeling, a really needy family only in a house lived here tarpaulins support. Already in the morning at sunrise we could explore the pyramids and enjoy wonderfully energetic and unique pictures. Noam’s latest career choice is an archeologist.
Puebla – more Kitsch does not go
We went to Cholula near Puebla. Cholula let himself easily explored from the campsite by bike and we discovered here the most pyramid in the world (unfortunately under a church buried) and admired the ornate gold church is absolutely beautiful from the inside. The whole scene was just ravishing cheesy: orange church on the largest pyramid in front of steel blue sky in front of the snowy and smoking volcano, the Popocatobetl. Beautiful as it gets. We even agreed with a family friend from Germany who with her daughter are traveling in Puebla for two years. We squeezed the date both still in our agenda because it should go to Oxaca for us.
The biopsy result – we all plans upside down
But a phone call thwarted our plans. The endocrinologist came forward with the biopsy results and advised Heike urgent surgery of the thyroid gland, because the fabric of the node could be potentially malignant. Oh, so we did not expect. The doctor recommended a good surgeon and gave us a good feeling to be able to leave this OP make in Mexico. Unfortunately, our health insurance had just deleted this point because Heike in pregnancy ever had to take thyroid medication. We were given a choice: either let make the OP in Mexico and pay themselves or fly back to Switzerland, to sign up again, looking for a health insurance, etc. In relation to the cost that we would have to pay here in Mexico for the OP was the effort in disproportionate. We had confidence in the endocrinologist and trusted in their recommendation. The surgeon organized a surgical appointment three weeks later in Queretaro. Thereupon our travel plans changed.
Puebla – Hokage
We enjoyed a few days more with our friends in Puebla. The city was modern and had so much to offer and the kids could play for days missed. Our camper was standing right in front of the high-rise building where they lived, and was guarded by the Security well there. The playgrounds in Puebla are fantastic and also the old town we liked very well. Stefan found in Christina a wonderful help and editor for his book on which he feilte on.
On the beach – time for Muse and tranquility
From the plateau we splurged a few warm days on the coast of Veracruz, dreaming under the coconut trees. For some time Stefan had started to write a novel for the soul and found the calm to finish his story.
On the return trip to Mexico City, we made a detour at the Pyramids of El Tajin and must say in retrospect that these are really very nice and if you are visiting definitely near worth.
Mexico City – a new hairstyle for Heike
In Tepoztlan we met Gabi and Fred again, which we had already the day before met on the coast. Gabi had read Stefan’s book and was thrilled. Stefan was very happy about the feedback and feilte continue on the cover of this great book. Encouraged by Gabi and Fred we decided to spend a few days in Mexico City. Thanks to Air BnB we found a great apartment located in the historic district in which we were allowed to take Emma. In a small travel agency in Tepotzlan a really nice woman organized a taxi which drove us to an unbeatable price with Emma to Mexico City and three days later picked again. We were pleasantly surprised by the city. The city was cleaner than expected and we felt here at all times. Heike met here on a great woman dreadlocks offered. Heike pondered back and forth and Stefan spoke to her about the lack of courage to come true their childhood dream. Nine hours the two great men were busy transforming Heike’s hair in dreadlocks and for a mere 40 euros. In the evening, all three were exhausted and fell into bed dead tired.
San Miguel de Allende – the second flap
Thereafter, we went again to San Miguel de Allende to us on the OP prepare. This time we chose a different campsite for four nights we did not again go into the really narrow entrance of the other place. We learned another family know and the children could dig around all day in the large sandpit and Emma was allowed to move freely here.
In all that time we had a lot to do. Heike got all the necessary documents for the OP. Stefan Wrote his novel finished and feilte continue on the cover and on the legal basis. In the meantime, the first report of us appeared in the NZZ am Sonntag in the print and online edition and others will follow. So we were never bored.
And then there was already the day of surgery. Of this then more next time.
Even if everything went a little differently than we had planned so but everything was good. The time with our friends in Puebla has immensely enriched us. We are glad we took the chance and visited Mexico City. And we know we want to Belize and Guatemala again to return to Mexico to explore in peace the areas that we could not do until now. We are grateful to be able to get to know so many people that we can fully trust, Thank you all there.
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