Little is known about the people who built this amazing pre-historic city, just outside of the Mexico City metro. It is easily accessible via public transit and allows you to get up close and personal with beautiful ruins. Josh thinks visiting Teotihuacan was cooler than visiting the Pyramids of Giza. I’m on the fence.
One particularly neat thing about the site is that you are allowed to actually climb the two large pyramids at either end of the Avenue of the Dead.
The steps to climb the Pyramid of the Moon in Teotihuacán were sometimes 2 feet tall, which was particularly difficult for my post-op knee. After already having climbed the Pyramid of the Sun (pictured in the background) and walked 7 miles that day, I wasn’t sure I would make it. But sometimes just a little bit of self-doubt makes an achievement so much more satisfying, and I felt deeply grateful to reach the top step and get this photo.