The sheer size of the city is incredible. You can't imagine it before you see it. The city is built in a kind of bowl shaped valley with houses and roads covering every square feet for miles and miles.
This bowl shaped valley creates problems though; the pollution stays inside suffocating the inhabitants and tourists of course.
Fondest memory: Arriving from the air.
Usually, when arriving in a city by plane, you start to see the suburbs, then the density increases and you say to yourself 'we must be arriving soon'.
Arriving in Mexico City, you see the suburbs, the density increases, BUT it still takes you half an hour before the plane starts its descent!!!Breathtaking!
Go to a Football match ( sorry that would be soccer to all you Americanos !) Great atmosphere, good footie and the inevitable traffic jam afterwards was turned into one big party.
Fondest memory: Sitting on top of the Pyramid of the sun at Teotihacan watching the sun set.