Ride Day 20 saw me take a short morning trip from Mexico City to the Teotihuacan Ruins. Brilliantly I did not take my helmet camera (The Drift Ghost S) so I was resigned to my GoPro and Phone Camera. I got off to a very early start and arrived just as the sun was rising.

It is one of the more impressive ruins I have visited and as I got there so early I was pretty much the only tourist at Teotihuacan, so I had plenty of time to wander around and take a bunch of photos and a few videos.

The Teotihuacan Ruins was a thriving metropolis at one stage with estimates of population from 150,000 to 200,000 people. They also worshiped a number of Gods from the Sun to the Moon and the temples reflect this. You can read all about these ruins from the link below on Wikipedia and also many other websites dedicated to this structure. The ruins date back to 150 BC with most of the structures completed over 400 years to 250 AD.

Sunrise at Teotihuacan also means a mass of hot air balloons were also in the sky, but my luck was running against me as it was also overcast and the full color of these awesome balloons were not displayed in their full glory.

About Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan also written Teotihuacán, modern Nahuatl pronunciation, is an ancient Mesoamerican city located in a sub-valley of the Valley of Mexico, located in the State of Mexico 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of modern-day Mexico City, known today as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas.

Teotihuacan is a vast Mexican archaeological complex northeast of Mexico City. Running down the middle of the site, which was once a flourishing pre-Columbian city, is the Avenue of the Dead. It links the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun, the latter two with panoramic views from their summits. Artifacts in the Museum of Teotihuacan Culture, on-site, include pottery and bones

Description of Teotihuacan from Wikipedia

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