Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Cosmovitral in Toluca Mexico

We are now in Mexico. We are living in a Hotel in Toluca until we can find an apartment to rent in Santa Fe. Living in one room in a hotel with 2 young children is challenging and can feel very claustrophobic so to fight the phobia we all took a quick trip into the City Center to see The Cosmovitral.

The Cosmovitral is said to be one of the world's highest, largest and most spectacular works of art. I thought that the large stain glass windows the lined all the way around the building consisting of 28 different colors was exhilarating. The Stained glass was competed in 1990 by Leopoldo Flores Valdes. to read more visit this Mexican Vacation Site

While the stained glass was well worth the visit don't expect too much out of the garden itself. I found that the vegetation lacking and the water pools very industrial.

After Visiting The Cosmovitra we walked around the City Center and enjoyed some Chorizo Sandwiches or Torta Chorizo at a little corner meat and sandwich shop. The Torats were go great and we were so hungry we gobbled them down before I got photos (this is becoming a trend that I must stop) the sandwiches were flavorful with condiments of crushed jalapeno, tomatoes and onions and only cost 35 pesos. Also in the square was a Chinese restaurant with one lonely Chinese guy eating, McDonald’s, Berger King, and several other little shops and food stands.

Toluca is known for its chorizo which is made of ground pork prepared with a sauce made of tomatoes, pumpkin mole, pipian and other spices like salt, pepper, white wine, almonds, potatoes, vinegar, garlic and chile.


mlle noelle said...

Mmmm that food sounds great... you are going to become our own little Diana Kennedy out there! Hope you get settled soon.

Maggie said...

What a beautiful place! I hope you find an apartment soon.

Ava [L] said...

I miss you Zora. I hope you are having fun in Mexico. The hotel is beautiful. We miss you at school.

Love, Ava [L]

Cirri said...

I´m very happy that you are here in México , and you already tried tortas, you can ask them with no chili, or different ingredients, so please just eat in places where they look cleanest as posible.And always drik water in bottle, never fresh.(sorry, sounds like a mom telling to her sons what to do)
I hope soon you find an apartment in Santa Fe, take care and if you have any telephone number, please let me know my mail.

Shayne said...

Cirri - I have found that the place we got the tortas was one of the more popular places in toluca, as a matter of fact the kids and I drove back into town this week to get them again and get some photos.

for the most part we have been drinking bottled water and eating at clean places but I an starting to want to eat so real Mexican food
(besides the Tortas of course)

we are hoping to move into our place next week (well really this week but it didn't work out) and then we will get phones and I will give you my number

Shayne said...

Ava - Zora misses you very much and she was so happy to get you note.

rookie cookie said...

I just clicked on your blog after not for a while and HOLY COW! I forgot you had mentioned you were moving to Mexico.

Glad you arrived safe. I can't wait for more posts about the food there. I love reading about what food is like in other countries.

Good luck getting settled. You are a total rock star for being supportive to your honey and moving to a foreign country. GO SHAYNE!