Schnappi, Mexico city, Mexico


Posted Oct 26, 2011, 5:54 pm
I´m still at home and searching for a host!
I´m looking forward to travel and see as many places as possible!  :D
To shorten the time I´ll go to accordion rehearsal with my mum. I hope I can start my journey as soon as possible! :p

Posted Oct 27, 2011, 4:55 pm
OK we´ve found my first host! Yay!  :cyclops:
I´ll travel to Mexico City! Hope everything will go well  B) ! I´m looking forward to see this place, it must be very exciting! :D

Posted Nov 13, 2011, 6:57 pm
Hey there! (:
This is Schnappi reporting I'm finally in Mexico! I arrived here yesterday but since Niza didn't had my password she couldn't update the travelog, here are some arrival pics (:

As the same time as me another TV from Germany arrived, his name is Barry (:

Then we had dinner, we had some "arroz con sardina" or rice with sardine, it was pretty good (:

We also had some delicious cake

And I even got a bite of chocolate!

We met some of the resident toys, even tough none of them are toyvoyagers some of them are from different countries!

We watched some tv

This are from today morning, look at the beautiful sun! no cold weather, no snow! :D

We walked outside a bit and found some chili peppers!
There's green

And red

We met cookie the dog

Niza says we'll be taking our first stroll around Mexico city tomorrow after her classes, I'm so excited!
Well mum I send you a big kiss, Schnappi

Posted Nov 15, 2011, 3:26 am
Hey mom!
We got to see a bit of Mexico city for the first time and it was great! The weather was nice and we took lots of pictures!
We started our day with Niza at school, then we took the subway and it goes from there...

We hung around at the centre, we got a glimpse of the latin american tower

And we got closer...

We found this monument that is from home! form Germany!
On the back it says: to the mexican people from the german community, september 17 1921

We walked through some streets...

There are some really nice buildings (:

And we got to the Zócalo, which is the main square, Niza says the flag looks extremely nice flying with the wind, but they had it like this because the secretary of government died on friday

This is Palacio nacional, the president's office and the central government office

The cathedral is in one side

And the templo mayor (which are some aztec ruins) are there too!

There is this model of how Tenochtitlán (Mexico city in the aztec days) looked back was almost all water!

This is the statue of the founders, it tells the story of the legend of the foundation of Mexico city, which tells the aztecs were told to settle where they found an eagle eating a snake over a cactus

We walked through the portals of one of the buildings next to the Zócalo

Also we walked infront the MUNAL (national art museum), Niza says we'll  get to enter some museums soon!

And some statues of aztec emperors, Nezahualcoyotl, Izcoatl and Totoquihuatzin, can you say the names? :P they are like tongue twisters!

And before coming home to rest we ate a snack, some tea & doritos :P

Well that was our day today, as you can see it was awesome! I can't wait for more adventures around Mexico city!
A big hug, Schnappi

Posted Nov 16, 2011, 11:58 pm
Hello mum!
Schnappi here to tell you about  my day (: We went around the city again and it was pretty nice even tough it was extremely hot!

We had to get a slushy to refresh

Then we went to el Palacio de Bellas Artes (the palace of the beautiful arts) that was built in 1934 and is a cultural center


Inside there are some beautiful murals from the most important artists of the mexican muralism art movement, we couldn't take lots of pictures because there was a lot of people but here are some from Diego Rivera murals:

Another from David Alfaro Siqueiros

The inside

One fountain outside

The Hemiciclo a Juárez, a monument to a very important former mexican president, this monument is actually on the 20 pesos bills!

Alameda Central, one of the main streets in Mexico city, on the back you can see a bit of the monument to mexican revolution

When we came home we got a nice surprise, another two tv's from Germany! They are Sansibar and Lou
Niza lent us her german-spanish dictionary to practice our español a little bit, when I go home I will teach you some ;)

And that's all for now, I'm looking forward to more adventures over here!

Posted Nov 19, 2011, 12:21 am
Hello hello! (:
Today we didn't do much because unfortunately Niza couldn't walk too much but we did go out (:

We went to the post office which is absolutely beautiful!

The inside

We sent some Frida Kahlo postcards

A french building on the centre

When we passed by the latin american tower we saw this sculptures

Then we had some chocolate cookies

And after that we called it a day, it was short but fun (:
Kisses & hugs

Posted Nov 20, 2011, 11:34 pm
Hi mum!

Today we went over to Niza's grandma's house to have some breakfast (:
We got to meet her nephews & niece who absolutely loved us!



and Nathan

he liked us very much so he even took us for a ride on his bike!

and he snapped some pics of us

We climbed over this pear tree, but all the pears already fell off except one you can see in the back

And we played a while in the leaves

We had a pretty nice sunday (:

Posted Nov 23, 2011, 11:43 pm
Hi mum!
Today we went around the city again and here's our adventures of the day:

Niza said I already have a picture here but since the weather was better and the fountain actually had water this time I should have a better picture (:

We passed by the fountain of abundance that is outside of the national lottery building

Since 20 of november is the anniversary of mexican revolution and this sunday it was extra special because it was the 100 anniversary of the ending of it we went to the monument to the mexican revolution!
We were supposed to go up but when we got there Niza realized she forgot her student card so we couldn't go up ): however she promissed friday we will!

Here's the street towards the square of the republic (where the monument is) you can see the mexican flags and palm trees!

This is the sculpture of "el caballito" or the little horse which is modern, the side view is better but since they're doing work on the street we couldn't stand there to take pictures

When we arrived home we found another german tv! her name is Entchen

I'm excited to go to the monument of revolution on friday!

Posted Nov 26, 2011, 8:44 pm
Hello mummy!

Yesterday as Niza promised we went to the monument to the mexican revolution again...

And we got to go up! it was incredibly exciting because we could see how big the city really is!

The entrance

Right under the elevator that took us up and has a height of 52 meters!

Going up on the elevator!!!

When we reached the very top

One of the amazing views of the city

Another a level lower

Group picture!

We also took a look on this telescope

It was real fun! and the views were completely amazing!

Posted Dec 10, 2011, 12:38 am
Hi mom (:
Niza apologizes for not making any updates, but this days have been a little bit crazy, anyways on wednesday last week we got to go to Mexico city's museum night!
It was pretty fun!

We started at the MUNAL (national museum of art)

With one of the paintings there

This was part of the promo for the 1986 worldcup in Mexico!

The beautiful staircase

The inside patio of the MUNAL!

There was a Picasso expo!

We also went to "El estanquillo" museum, the ceiling was beautiful!

With this cartoon figurines of former mexican presidents

Sorry about the photo quality but we were not allowed to use flash ): and also we didn't took a lot of photos because we had to get moving fast!

This week also we cooked pasta!!!
Here's us with the empty ingredients, we should take the photo when everything was still there but we forgot

Cooking the pasta

And the sauce...

Ready for the feast!

And we did a little toast with this delicious fruit wine, don't worry I just had a little bit ;)

Well that's all for now, hope you had a nice weekend mom! (:

Posted Dec 24, 2011, 5:08 pm
Hi mum!

Yesterday we went to do some x-mas shopping...a bit crazy :/ but we got to see the tree at the Zócalo (Mexico city's main square) and some decorations

Also last saturday we went to Niza's cousin wedding, it was so much fun!!

The ceremony was held on a franciscan convent of the XVI century! in a little town called Tepeapulco

On the inside patio of the convent

Along the others on the fountain

The main cross

The convent also has a mini museum with pieces from the ancient cultures that lived here before the spanish conquer!

There were shrunken heads :S

Some necklaces & carved stones

With Sansibar and some pots & vases

Some excavations

With some stone figures

And then came the party, there were lots of dance & fun and we got to eat lots of sweets! :D including some bride & groom cupcakes!

I'll show you some pics of the gifts & the dinner tomorrow, have a great evening! Love you lots

Posted Dec 28, 2011, 3:33 am
Hey Mom!
We snapped some post-christmas pics, they are not a lot since this days have been mostly lazy-ness but Niza says she has a big surprise for us tomorrow! I can't wait!!!

Here we are before X-mas with the gifts, Niza got also postcards & packages, we were thinking if inside one of those there was a new tv...

And yes there was someone new! Edi der Bär he comes from Switzerland and he's a class mascot!

Also this days we learned how to play this game called "mexican train" it's so much fun!!

This family sure loves to play and there were some big money bets!

Well that's all for now, I can't wait for tomorrow!!!

Posted Dec 31, 2011, 7:15 pm
Hey mum!
So far we've known Mexico as it is today but this days we've get to know a little bit of prehispanic Mexico and it has been awesome!
To start, on wednesday we took a little roadtrip to the ancient city of Teotihuacan, you can read a little bit more here if you are interested

Remember Niza said she had a surprise for us? well it was the roadtrip!

We saw the pyramid of the sun

And got to go all the way to the top!!! here's a view from when we were going up

Then we went for the pyramid of the moon

And got to climb it too! here's a view to the avenue of the death and the pyramid of the sun

The mural of the puma

And in one of the sculptures to god Quetzalcóatl

It was so much fun!!! more pictures to come of what we've done in this few days, also have a happy new year mummy! I'm excited about my adventures to come for 2012!
Love you!

Posted Jan 15, 2012, 10:20 pm
Hey mum!
Well we've been up to some stuff this days so you can see here (:

We went to the national anthropology museum

They had lots of neat stuff there!

And we saw the original aztec calendar!!!! :D

We spent new year's at a little town in the mountains

Here we are with Niza's new year necklace & bow

And on January 6th, the 3 kings day we ate the "rosca"

With the 3 kings figurines

And one day Niza had to go to the world trade center and she took as along, so here's the WTC building

Also Barry and Sansibar left us last week ): sure we're gonna miss them but we've got two new friends!  Gammler and  Awit also from Germany!

And that's all so far (: