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MEXICO MYSTIC AND Claudia

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A Guest Editorial by Genuine Tourist, Stephen Sardeson . . . . published without solicitation

Although Bob Cox, AKA, Mexico Mystic, would not “put his family out there,” I would like to share with readers how Mexico has been enriched by Bob, a one time, long time, illegal alien, South of the Border gringo, who has finally decided to “go straight.”

While young but not too foolish, Bob married a young lady from Puebla who new “better English” than the girl he first dated in Mexico. I guess it was the right call because the young lady, named Raquel, went on to be an accomplished English teacher in the Mexico federal school system for over 30 yrs.

In between “leaping over tall buildings with a single bound,” she also “pushed out” for him two children, named Michael and Claudia. Of course, Michael and Claudia both become fluent in Spanish and English, like their parents, and went on to give Bob and Raquel a total of 4 grandchildren who currently all live in Puebla.

You can see photos of both Bob and Raquel at –

https://mexicomystic.wordpress.com/about/
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Termal Springs in Northern Puebla

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Good Morning Mexico Mystic and “those listening from sea,” Word Press claims we can now post to our blogs using an email. So I though I would try it. I have attached a few photos of Mexico Mystic, AKA, Robert Cox, and Genuine Tourist, AKA, Stephen Sardeson, aka, Silversard, to test the photo gallery feature. Robert and his spouse Raquel are both registered and formally trained guides who can really get you to some nice places in Puebla and Tlaxcala. They also can meet you in other parts of Mexico and help you out too.Update — the photos I attached were removed from the email when it posted to the blog, so I will have to check on that feature.   I decided to insert three of them directly into the blog which you can see below.

Mexico Mystic and Genuine Tourist

Mexico Mystic and Genuine Tourist

Spouses With Us

Spouses With Us

Mexico Mystic and Genuine Tourist and catus juice

Mexico Mystic and Genuine Tourist and catus juice

 

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More about Mexico City

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MASS TRANSPORT SYSTEM

MASS TRANSPORT SYSTEM

MAIN FOOD MARKET

MAIN FOOD MARKET

LATIN America Tower

LATIN America Tower

Mexico City is only 3 hours away by bus so every once in awhile I go there. It’s either the worlds most populated city are soon will be, I think Tokyo may still have an edge.

Because of it’s place in History, it was the Capital of the Aztec Empire, it still retains it’s Historical, Economical and Political Influence.

Mexico City has a population of 21 million and a “floating population” of about 3 million, that is people coming in and out of the city daily.

At the Central of Abastos Market (Supply Center), 30,000 tons of food arrives each day to feed this monster. There are 40,000 people working there and it covers 36 city blocks. There’s parking for 50,000 vehicles. It even has its own newspaper that posts present & future food prices. Even this isnt enough to feed the city and they have a huge “market on wheels” that goes to different locations around the city every day.

Amongst the many problems of the city is pollution. Someone once remarked that managing Mexico City was like trying to repair an airplane in flight.

Every day 43,000 cubic meters of fuel are burned, half of that is used by vehicles. For every public transport vehicle there are 40 private vehicles, as a result Mexico City has a “day without your car” law. depending on the number of a cars license tag its not allowed on the street one day of the week.

The subway known as the “metro”, was built by the French to accomodate people during the Olympics in 1968, More than 4 million people board the subway train at “Pantitlan” Station than all people who board Amtrack daily in all the U.S. . 3 and a half million people ride the subway each day at a cost of about 30cents a ticket, Sr. Citizens ride free.

Minibuses in Mexico City serve 8 million passengers every day.

One thousand planes a day land at Benito Juarez Airport in Mexico City. Private planes have to land at the Toluca Airport 40 miles away.

More than 2 million interstate buses a year arrive and leave Mexico City, there are 4 terminals of which T.A.P.O is the worlds largest & busiest bus station, the 2nd largest is C.A.P.U. bus staion in Puebla, Mexico , 150 miles South of Mexico City.

The Hideout

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Yesterday we did a tour of Soltepec Hacienda, better known as\” La Escondida\” because a movie by that name was filmed there starring Mexican Actress, Maria Felix.

Entrance to The Hacienda

Entrance to The Hacienda

At its peak Soltepec was a livestock ranch and produced Pulque. Now it has been converted into a First Class Hotel with a lot of atmosphere.

Located about 3 miles from the town of Huamantla, Tlaxcala, it has everything you need for a pleasant weekend and plenty of tourist sites nearby that you can visit .

Hacienda dining room

Hacienda dining room

It has a restaurant, swimming pool (heated), a gymnasium, squash court,tennis court, billiard room,bar, snack bar, and rooms with jacuzzis, internet and large screen TV\’s. A terrific Panoramic view of the mountains.

They also have a website that you can check at:    http://www.HaciendaSoltepec.com

Also they are getting ready to open a 9 hole golf course.

And of course my services as a touristguide if you want to see historic places around the state.

Tours around Tlaxcala

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If you’re considering visiting Tlaxcala, Give me a call or drop me an Email. I give customized tours at reasonable rates.

My email adress is:  dixiefried12@yahoo.com.

Home Phone:  01 241 80 553 .

Cell Phone: 045 241 407 5592

Accredited by the State Tourist Department.

Pulque Hacuenda Tour

Pulque Hacienda Tour

 

We have :

Astronomical tours.

Hacienda Tours

 Historical Tours.

Arts & Crafts Tours.

We also give tours of Puebla, Oaxaca & Mexico City

And many others…. give us a call.

Ask for Bob or Raquel.

 

 

 

 

Chapultepec Castle

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If you’re in or close to Mexico City be sure to check out Chapultepec Castle. The oldest part of the Castle was built in 1758 and used as a fort. In 1841 it was converted into a military academy. It was the site of a final battle against invading American troops. twenty years later it was remodeled into the residence of President Porfirio Diaz & was the official residence of the presidents of Mexico until 1944. It now houses the National Museum of History, a great place to visit to see remnants from Mexicos past. Amongst the many things there you can see the elegant coaches of King Maximilian, and get a look at some of the castles room to see how Royalty lived.

When Napoleon 3rd withdrew his supporting troops, Max & his wife were given the choice to leave with them but Carlotta liked being a Queen & didnt like the idea of having her status lowered to Duchess so she convinved Maximillian to stay, this eventually cost him his life in front of a firing squad in Queretero.

Chapultepec is the only castle on this side of the world to have had a monarch living in it.

Maximillian's wheels

Maximillian's wheels

the dining room

the dining room

Revolution Monument

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Pancho Villa

Pancho Villa

REVOLUTION MONUMENT

REVOLUTION MONUMENT

On our recent “invasion” of Mexico City, (as Stephen calls it), we decided to take a look at the Revolution Museum.
The Building iyself is amazing, it was started by Dictator Porfirio Diaz but got short stopped when the Revolution started. He wanted to build a building that was modeled after the Capital Building in Washington D.C. but only got as far as the dome part, so after the Revolution (1910-1918) it became a monument to the Revolution.
Inside we found mucho memorabilia to Revolutionaries, Emilio Zapata. Pancho Villa, Etc.,
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