Saturday September 12, 2015, 7 miles (11 km) – Total so far: 11,200 miles (18,025 km)
The bus ride from Manzinallo took 19 hours for the 340 mile ride. It would have taken us a few weeks on the bike as the road was very narrow with many hill/mountain passes. On arrival in Acapulco we rode our bikes to a warmshower’s host beautiful cliff side townhouse. We stored our bikes there and packed a pannier each and took a 5 hour bus ride to Mexico City where we will explore during the upcoming week.
We found a nice hostel right in the the central city area.
General Facts about Mexico City:
Mexico City is built on a lake called Texcoco.
The city is constantly sinking and has sunk more than nine meters in some areas over the last 100 years.
Mexico City has had many nicknames in the past including “City of the Palaces”, “City of Hope” and “Capital in Movement”.
Population Facts about Mexico City:
More than 20 million people live in Mexico City.
The population of Mexico City has grown by more than 20 million people in just over 110 years, from 500,000 in 1900 to 21.2 million people in 2012.
Mexico City is the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.
Over 600,000 U.S. Americans live in Mexico City; the largest concentration of Americans living outside of the USA.