Saturday, March 20, 2010

Here Comes the Sun

Today is the equinox, the day when Mexico's prehispanic ruins are besieged by foreign hippies seeking to absorb the kind of power, wisdom and strength that allowed the country's ancient inhabitants to be overrun by a few hundred unwashed Spanish sailors, and their great civilizations to become known as "prehispanic ruins." Querétaro doesn't really allow hippies within city limits, but if you're looking for somewhere nearby, we've got an embarrassingly small pyramid and an amazingly huge rock nearby, both of which are willing to take your tourist dollars today.

About a week ago, Excelsior ran this helpful chart explaining the dos and don'ts of worshipping the sun:


So that's DO dress like an ice cream vendor, bring water, carry sunblock, and DO NOT bring drugs, firearms, animals or gas tanks.  Presumably, the only reason this chart was necessary is because people tried to bring all those things and more to the Pyramid of the Sun at some point, which we think is really kinda awesome.

6 comments:

Joy said...

What is the point if drugs aren't allowed?

Anonymous said...

My comment is not so much on this post, (though it is quite amusing -- what, no gas tanks? Porque no?!), but to say that I like the new "Foto del Dia" feature. Es muy bueno.

Anonymous said...

hey! what happened to the live cams that were on the right? was enjoying the swampscott views!

Burro Hall said...

I thought I was the only one who ever clicked on that. It's right here. Add it to your bookmarks.

susan said...

If you are referring to the Pyramid "EL Cerrito" in El Pueblito, you might check your facts - in volume, (mass), it is equal in size to the Pyramid of the Moon in Teotihuacan.

However I do believe you have your tongue firmly planted in your cheek when you refer to “we've got an embarrassingly small pyramid and an amazingly huge rock nearby”. I surely hope so!

Anonymous said...

People used to bring peyote to receive the vibes even better. Since ancient inhabitants used peyote, that was the tourist's excuse. The problem is that you need to be in your 5 senses when descending the Sun Pyramid. Anyone who has tried it knows how dangerous it is to go down those hundreds of tiny nearly-2000 year old steps.