Mexico City Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. General Warning Info

    Was there in 83. Stuck there a week as med student b/c of student Visa BS. LOTS of Rats!! Cabbies tried to rip people off go to cheap hotel in rathole hoods. Charge too much for fare. Use sitios ONLY!...

  • 2. Transportation

    I took the subway from the airport (lines 5 - to Pantitlan - 9 - to Tacubaya - 7 - to Polanco - and 1 - Chapultepec -Pantitlan). It actually looked very dangerous to me. I am used to travel alone in...

  • 3. Food and Restaurants

    There's something else you should be careful with: food!! Our food is delicious, but it can be aggressive for foreigners, whose stomachs aren't used to hot stuff. So watch what you eat. This applies...

  • 4. Other Warnings

    The hardest thing about traveling in Mexico City is keeping your feet clean while you frolic all over the city in your flip-flops. Mexico City isn't the cleanest place in the world, and as anyone who...

  • 5. Shopping

    Known locally as the “witchcraft market,” the Sonora Market in Mexico City holds alot of interest for travellers because here you can find anything from soaps, powders, otions and animal skin,...

  • 6. Natural Disasters

    Mexico is a country prone to earthquakes - every year our planet's crust is shaking with an intensity of over 6 on the Richter scale. On January 21st 2003 an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.6 on the...

  • 7. Safety Issues

    I do not claim to be an expert on Mexico City, so I just share my personal observations. If you do research on the internet, it seems you`re entering a warzone;...

  • 8. Danger of Earthquake

    Much of Mexico’s volcanic and seismic activity stems from the movement of the North American plate against the Cocos and Pacific plates and it is one of the...

  • 9. Danger of loosing your suitcase

    As I have already written in my transportation tip Moscow-Mexico City flight via Paris I had only 30 minutes to change an airplane in Paris and to change a...

  • 10. Mexico Travel Safety

    This email is an invitation to Virtual Tourist to become familiar with the contents I believe it offers a unique service to...

  • 11. Regarding weather...

    Don't trust stereotypes: Mexico City is on a tropical latitude (19 Deg. North), but weather is a combination of latitude, altitude and continentality and Mexico...

  • 12. Take care with taxis

    There are reports that the authorities are cracking down on taxi crime in Mexico City - I wouldn't be at all complacent about that. The best advice about...

  • 13. Make-sicko City ... my daughter used to call it when she was younger - and Mexico City's pollution is more often than not so bad that the name really fits. Altitude is...

  • 14. Guns

    even though guns are illegal they still make there way into the hands of the young. We were in a restaurant in Polanco firting with some senoritas when the...

  • 15. Northern part of the city

    An advice for everyone visiting Mexico City: Mexico is a very, very big city, so has its security problems. In wealth terms speaking, Mexico City has two parts....


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  • Oct 4, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    STATISTICS TO COMPARE. More than 150,000 Americans safely visit Mexico every day. And while the media sensationalizes stories of violence in Mexico, Mexico is safer than many major U.S. cities. Travelers feel relatively safe visiting popular U.S. cities like Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington D.C, or Atlanta. Visitors from around the world enjoy these vibrant cities in relative, reasonable safety. Yet each of these cities is statistically less safe than Mexico.

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