Today we will be looking forward towards autumn and the arrival of October. The passing of summer is usually something that is mourned and not celebrated; this year we are taking a different approach. The two of us have exciting travel plans coming up, so we are are welcoming October with open arms. It also means that it’s time to showcase our October 2019 Desktop Wallpaper, featuring the pre-Columbian Ruins of Teotihuacan.
Two years ago, we traveled to Mexico City, and we’re excited to go back for a second visit. It seems fitting for October’s 2019 Desktop Wallpaper, we are featuring a picture of the Pyramid of the Moon. The incredible ruins of Teotihuacan is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the most impressive archeological zones either of us have ever visited. It was one of the highlights to our first trip to Mexico City.
The two of us are excited for October’s arrival, as we will be visiting a few new destinations that we have not visited before. The best part is that we leave in just a few days! After spending a few days visiting family in Norma’s home town we will be traveling for 2 weeks through Central Mexico. We will be traveling overland from Guadalajara to Mexico City. This adventure will be highlighted by stops in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato and Puebla, and many places in between. While we do have plans to visit some archeological sites during our trip, we probably won’t have time to go back to Teotihuacan.
Teotihuacan is located only 40-km outside of Mexico City so it is easy to visit on a day trip. It was one of the largest cities on the pre-Columbian American continent. The city was at its cultural peak from around 1 AD until 700 AD. Teotihuacan would have ranked as one of the 5 largest cities anywhere in the world, home to an estimated 125,000 people during it’s peak. Teotihuacan influenced many of the famous cultures that followed. The Aztecs claimed to be direct descendants of this great civilization. It is easy to understand why they wanted to be associated with the original inhabitants.
This great city was primarily a religious and ceremonial center and Teotihuacan means “the place where the gods were created”. This massive archeological zone will inspire everyone who visits, especially the twin pyramids dedicated to the Sun and Moon. It’s possible to spend several hours wandering around Teotihuacan and still not appreciate everything.
Turning the calendar pages to October always feel like the beginning of a new chapter. October 2019 is a chapter we are excited to write! We have been creating desktop wallpapers as a monthly feature in 2019, showcasing pictures from some of the amazing places we visited. We hope you enjoy our latest installment and stay tuned for our November wallpaper!