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From the pinnacle of the third largest pyramid in the world, you can see the unearthed complex her response moncler outlet of Teotihuacan (the City of the Gods), located 30 miles moncler uomo outside Mexico City. At one point, it covered eight square miles and was home to 100,000 people, making outlet moncler it the largest city in the pre Columbian Americas. Gazing down the Avenue of the Dead, lined with stone platforms and minor pyramids, the roadway ends at the smaller, no less impressive Pyramid of the Moon. At the base below us we could see my waving wife, who looked as small as a Lego minifigure.

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It was my only complaint. Mexico’s capital has an unworthy reputation of being unsafe and unsanitary not necessarily great for families. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mexico City is the perfect place to travel with little ones because it’s brimming with great kid centric activities that adults will love, it has a child friendly culture and it’s eminently affordable. To the latter point, the modest Hotel Milan in the funky Roma Norte neighborhood where we stayed cost as much for a week as one could easily spend for a night at a Washington hotel, while it cost moncler saldi uomo only a few dollars to take an Uber trip across town.

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Picking up unique souvenirs was equally reasonable. We made two trips to the epic Ciudadela arts market, a sprawling grid of stands packed floor to ceiling with every kind of handmade trinket imaginable. We bought a number piumini moncler outlet of alebrijes fantastically formed and brightly painted wooden creatures moncler outlet online shop that were popularized in moncler saldi Oaxaca as well as small clay skulls exquisitely decorated with a rainbow of tiny beads, piumini moncler scontatissimi an artistic specialty of the country’s Huichol people.

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