Review left 1/09/2022
This trip had too many participants (RS (over)booked 31; 3 had flight troubles, so 28); had a mediocre tour guide the whole time; involved many hours in a jumbo bus, often ending in "shopping opportunities"; one awful lecturer (two in total; one fine, the other awful); terrible hotel in Mexico City and dysfunctional hotel in Puebla; the list goes on. The tour guide paid attention to archeology, but nothing about flora and fauna, nothing about geology, nothing about geography, nothing about local economies, etc. (And, during one long bus ride amid very interesting plants and hills, a movie was played to "entertain" us, and there were no headphones so we were forced to listen to it; the plants and hills were ignorable?) At times, this felt like a "package tour", not a Road Scholar tour. A bright spot was the leader (Maria Teresa) and her colleague (Beatriz). All in all, Road Scholar can do much better.