Templo Mayor – Disaster

Day two of the Vagabond Travel 365-Day trek around the world was Good Friday. Not so good for us, though. The day started off with an earthquake. Who needs caffeine to be fully awake when the building you’re sleeping in begins to sway violently?

Adrenaline topped off at the max, the plan was to head to Centro Histórico to check out the Templo Mayor ruins, and the attached Museo del Templo Mayor.

The first stop en route was unplanned. We shot a video of Sue interviewing a spiritual guru in a Mexico City market. Later, the planned video with Sue explaining the discovery and importance of the Templo Mayor ruins was shot. It was a wonderful effort.

Sue at Temple Mayor

Sue Bedford at Temple Mayor – first visit.

Inside the Museo del Templo Mayor, a problem with Sue’s left eye arose – sending us rushing to Hospital Metropolitano. It turned out to be a somewhat serious problem; she had a hole in her cornea. Although the doctor assured her it was repairable, the patch over her eye made it clear we weren’t going to be leaving Mexico City as planned. In fact, it would be days before she was given the all clear leave the care of Dr. Tapia (one of the most amazing ophthalmologists on the planet).

The technical disaster was my bad. I was trying to free up space on the FujiFilm camera I used for the shooting and accidentally deleted the entire day’s collection of videos and photos….

NOTE: The video above is raw video. To avoid delays in posting videos, the raw video will be posted at the same time it is sent to the video editing guy to work his magic – removing an annoying ticking sound generated by the camera, toning down street noise, and cleaning up image quality if it is necessary. Once the final edited versions are back, they will replace the raw footage.


Vagabond Travel came into being April 16, 2014 when I departed Canada heading for Mexico City. I have no destination in mind, nor an itinerary to follow. This is a sort of website, journal and travel blog all rolled into one. That’s about it.

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