Ends of the Earth Expedition, February 19, DAY 9

Mexico city is a snarled mess of traffic and people. 19.2 million people all trying to get who knows where. We took a wrong turn off the freeway  and ended up in a nightmare of chaos. We began to negotiate our way through the city. It seemed every road we turned down was full of road construction. The traffic was atrocious the drivers even worse. No one seemed to be able to stay in their lane, look when they pulled into traffic or not block an intersection. It was common to have people merge into you, come at you headfirst, back up in the middle of the road, completely block the road, or just stop for no reason. It is only by the grace of God we made it out of there unscathed. We knew where we wanted to go, but seemed unable to get there. We passed our freeway several times, but it was blocked by the construction or simply didn’t have an onramp to access it. Finally, after several hours we found the road we needed to be on AND an access point. We were on our way out of the city. 

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