Dear Family and Friends,
Our tour guide, Bob Cox, took us to Cholula for a day trip to see the world's largest pyramid. It is the largest pyramid at it's base, not height.
We went into a museum before visiting the site. This is a model of how the pyramid would look if you could see it. However, the pyramid was covered with mud about 700 years ago, and it now overgrown with plants and trees. It could be excavated except the Spaniards built a church on top and now it cannot be excavated because of the church.
Before going to the pyramid site, we visited this museum, which Bob told us, was formerly an insane asylum.
There were many nice buildings inside with lots of old artifacts.
This is the Lady of the Remedies Church that sits on top of the mud and vegetation covered pyramid.
This is the patio of alters at the archeological zone. This has been excavated because it could be done without harming the church.
This alter was originally dedicated to the god of nine rains. Behind it is the Mayan obelisk.
Chuck and Bob walking in the archeological zone.
The north side of the exposed part of the pyramid. Chuck climbed a few of the narrow steps for this picture.
We had some wonderful sangria at lunch. Maybe the ice in this drink is what gave me Montezuma's revenge.
Luckily, I always carry a medicine bag when we travel.