As I watch the airport recede below me, I think of how long it is going to take to get to Mexico City. I’m just thankful that airplanes have bathrooms, because I made sure to… “hydrate” myself... If airplanes didn’t have bathrooms… best not to imagine situations like those.
An hour later I’m still sitting in my seat, bouncing my foot and trying to play a game of Minecraft. Thankfully, the plane has wifi so I can get on Wynncraft, which is an RPG server with a (very cool) resource pack. I look out the window in a long bit of lag. Even though I have full bars, this was bound to happen. You have no idea how many people get on. Really. Anyways, I watch the ground move below us as we (oh so) slowly fly through the air to Mexico.
After I get off the plane, which took forever, got my luggage, which took way too long, and got out of the airport, which was overcrowded, it was 1:40. So much for having a whole day to explore Mexico, minus flight time. Although it is in a different time zone, an hour earlier. I hailed a taxi to get to the hotel I booked, the Hyatt Regency.
The ride took about an hour. You have no idea how much traffic there is. Seriously. Unless you live in a fully-urbanized area, which I don’t. In that case, go ahead and brag about the jams you’ve been in. I won’t stop you. But really, Mexico City is pretty great. Here are some interesting facts about Mexico, found at www.sciencekids.co.nz:
Mexico is the 11th most populated country in the world
Mexico is the
Minutes to get there, and the whole 30 minutes was boring. I was ready to sleep; I was also super hungry, I was so excited I was about to burst. I had a fear about a few rides, but i didn’t let it overcome me.
It was still about five hours until our flight and Alfred looked starved after going without food for an hour. We found a parking spot to abandon his car in until we came back from the trip. The bus to the terminal took a while, but it did not justify waking up so early for the 11 o’ clock flight. It wasn’t until we got inside that I found out just how much the airport has changed. We checked in our luggage and printed out our tickets at this machine that scanned our passports. We went up an escalator to find our gate, but before we could get to it there was this huge line we had to go through.
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The plane bounces even worse than before. My knees crash into the tray table, sending my half-eaten package of peanuts and my entire stack of magazines raining into the aisle. I instinctively grab for the armrest once more, and the businessman next to me lets out a
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