A NEW ERA - Spring 2017 Perfect Wedding Magazine PWSpring2017 - Page 129

Getting here is relatively easy.The best way is to hire a private tour company that will pick you up at your hotel and em- bark for an early tour before the heat of the day sets in. Mr. Isaac Juarez from CDMX (www.amigotours.com.mx) is one such guide, offering in-depth knowl- edge of the ancient ruins, the cultures and arts of each specific area, both out- side Mexico City and within. The path, shown here and on the opposite page, leading to the Pyramid of the Moon, is called the ‘Avenue of the Dead’. This impressive archeological site covers a total surface area of 83 square kms and was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Above: a local entrepreneur taking a break from selling his wares to the tourists that come to see the Teotihuacán archeological site. Below: A musical group entertains guests at the Gran Teocali restaurant, close the Teoti- huacán archeological site. This is an excellent place to stop for a great meal, either before or after visiting the ruins. The use of traditional art is found every- where in Mexico City. The swanky Le Meridien hotel displays a set of giant black clay ornamental lights, typical of the Oaxaca region. perfect wedding magazine.com 127