Hotel La Riviera
Calle Aldama No 9, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, 06300, Mexico
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The taxi stand at Mexico City airport.
Fuente de la Diana Cazadora
Things You'll See on the Turibus #1
Rivera's murals at Alameda Museum
UNAM & COYOACAN
HI ALL, HOW FAR IS COLONIA EDUCACION, COYOACAN FROM UNAM UNIVERSITY AND HOW MUCH A SMALL DEPARTAMENTO (FLAT) FOR A COUPLE CAN COST?
Re: UNAM & COYOACAN
with no trafic about 30 mins from UNAM fron coyoacan about 15 or 20 again with no trafic in that area the rent prices are between 5000 and 7000 for a two bderoom apartement, why don't you try colonia del valle taht has almost the same prices and close to one of the subway stations of line number 3 so that you can reach better the university cause around colonia education there's always traffic and only troleybuses taht go directly to the university bue that menas traffic !
in segundamano.com.mx you can check the apartements for rent and http://www.aviso-oportuno.com.mx
Travel Tips for Mexico City
Visit the cathedral of the...
Visit the cathedral of the virgin of the Guadalupe.
Walk aong the paseo de la reforma
Visit the fantastic anthropological museum
Shopping in the 'zona rosa'
Take a stop in the chapultepec park
Visit the central square
Go to Teotihuacan and visit the famous Pyramids of the moon and of the sun. The enormous size of the city.
Day of the Dead...Foods
The day of the dead has some special dishes that go along with it. Here is some basic information
Day of the Dead Bread (Pan de muertos) - decorated dough that look like human bones.
calabaza en tacha, cooked squash sweetened with cinnamon and brown sugar
Not the best tasting treat but how fun!!!! Next year I am going to have day of the dead baking day and I'll definitely be making these with friends (think the sugar eggs we make in the US for Easter)
This is a great video on how to make the sugar skulls for the day of the dead celebration...note this is a multi-part series. Basically its sugar, marang
A good website for expatriates & visitors
If you're moving to Mexico City - even temporarily - there's a website that might be quite helpful to you. And why not?? It can be helpful for people who are spending a few days in town for business or pleasure as well. The address is: http://www.solutionsabroad.com/index.asp
I just bumped into it by chance while looking for references about a restaurant on the web, but it has a lot more information: job searching, info about different cities, security, traveling, relocation advices, etc. It is rather intended for people who might have to relocate temporarily or permanently because of their job so they can more easily adapt to the new environment they will be living in. It's written in Spanish, English and German. It particularly caught my attention because of a couple of statements made in the restaurant/cuisine and security sections which are very true and I copy hereby textually:
"You need to know that this country's eats are not the taco "shell", ground beef-and-baked-beans fare that Tex-Mex has made it out to be. In fact, the Mexican cuisine genre contains more variety than any other type of cooking, except for French and Chinese."
"Because expatriates who visit, temporarily reside or live in Mexico are not Security Professionals, all information they receive before they arrive here is that found in their local press or via official Websites. While evidence shows that we have a serious growing problem with crime, what goes on in this area of the world as reported by international media is alarmist, without the vision of a global context. Its current Vision increases a sense of fear, that in my opinion, is unjustified."
Mexican cuisine and the crime situation in Mexico City are only 2 of the many aspects about which people are misinformed abroad. Please read next tip for further info, no space left (as usual!)
Where would a trip to Mexico be without some Mezcal? We were given a free lesson about the agave or maguey plant (from which mezcal and tequila are made) during our trip to Teotihuacan. It was very interesting to learn about the multiple uses of this plant such as how the natives derived paper from it's leaves as well as natural needle and thread.
Aside from the mezcal we also got to sample different types of tequila which were all surprisingly much smoother than the spirit I am familiar with and have a very strong aversion to and which conjures terrible memories of embarassing actions and painful mistakes, not to mention hangovers. The tequila is a type of mezcal but distilled specifically from the blue agave.
Proceed with caution
Just north and east of the Zocalo, you'll find all kinds of crowded streets packed with locals buying and selling all kinds of things. Clothing, cheap toys, street food, electronics . . . you'll find it all here and you'll be hard-pressed to find too many tourists. This area isn't too safe at night, so don't stay past dark.
Alternatively, if you're staying near the Zocalo and you really want to do some shopping, head to La Merced, the city's largest market where you can buy just about everything. Just take the Metro to the La Merced stop and you're there.
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