México Travel Guide

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México Highlights

  • Pro
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     Mostly friendly inhabitants, but be careful 

  • Con
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     City is BIG, noisy and polluted. 

  • In a nutshell
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     Outside the cities, beautiful country. 

México Things to Do

  • COLORFULL BOAT TRIP

    XOCHIMILCO,is a "must" when you go to Mexico DF, is such a cool experience, you find music, food, souvenirs and maby colors all along the way.

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  • Go in the Sokalo

    Sokalo means something like 'main square',and this one you can not miss.there you go in one of the oldiest catedrals in Mexico (I think the oldiest one is in the Cuernavaca).Be there in the early moning and watch raising of Mexican flag,or go in the evening and watch ceremonia of taking down of it.Realy something to see.Trafic is blocked,and a lot...

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  • Go on the top of tower Latinoamericana

    When you are in the center of the city,across of the "palacio de bellas artes" is one of the highest buildings,and you can go on the top and look on this great city.Don't miss that.

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México Restaurants

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    by Davart Written Oct 25, 2002

    Gampas has without a doubt GREAT food and wonderful service. I'm a big believer in when in Rome do as the Romans do, so I eat nothing but local food. While there try the street vendors and the little hole in the wall places, often they have the best food at the best prices. They are not hard to find just follow your nose.

    Favorite Dish: The Sopa Azteca is to die for, as it took me 2 years to get the low down on how to make it from the cook, as I travelled there often.

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México Nightlife

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    by Davart Written Oct 25, 2002

    In Mexico I found that most people have breakfast around 10 AM and lunch about 3 or 4 and dinner about 9 PM or later, so if you are a night owl like myself you fit right in however if you want dinner at 5 or 6 plan on dinning alone. the party starts at around 8 or 9 PM and dinner starts about a hour after that. After dinner it's dancing into the early hours with music, drink and conversation. Dinner is light for the most part the big meal is lunch where it last 2 or more hours and you leave ready for a nap ... siesta time.

    Dress Code: Alot of the locals get decked out, however it is not required and up to you, I'm a jeans and T kind of person and that is what I wore. At first I felt underdress but with the friendly people and the flowing drinks no one seems to notice I'm dresses way down. So wear want to want, for women I don't think I've ever seen shorter skirts than in Mexico.

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México Shopping

  • Zona Rosa

    This is the coolest shop in Mexico city. It's in the Zona Rosa, 1 block off the main pedestian street. Sells over a hundred of small scenes like the one in the picture as well as other small figurines.It's a tiny shop.

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  • Handcrafted works

    All over Mexico you can find local shops selling local wears and crafts. Look around and they are not hard to find, it would be tough to list them all and I couldn't tell you the name of one of them. Handmade pottery, wooden crafts, handblown glass and the like. Bargin is key, many item have no price and being from out of country you get quoted...

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México Warnings and Dangers

  • Buy a phone card once you're in Mexico

    If you need to make any phone calls while in Mexico buy an international phone card (like a Latadel card) at any market and use that from your hotel or pay phone. The phone system in Mexico is unregulated and if you use your home calling card (ie Sprint, AT&T, etc) you might end up with a surprisingly hefty phone bill. Making calls from pay phones...

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  • Crime and water

    I've never had a problem with this but I know others that have, mugging and things coming up missing in your room has been reported more than once. And all to many have returned home with the (pardon the phase) "runs" after spending a little time in Mexico ... so drink something from a bottle, beer is good! But if you must have bottled water drink...

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  • Watch Your Bags

    I know this goes without saying, but watch your bags. Especially in a crowded city like this. A friend of mine travelling in the group with us had some things stolen out of his backpack that he had under his arm on the subway. They slashed his bag with a razor (we assume since it was a clean tear) and we didn't even notice until much later.

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México Tourist Traps

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    by Davart Written Oct 25, 2002

    Mexico is only slightly behind China in ripoff products and look alikes. Tommy Hill, Gucci, Rolex, LV, you name it and the chance of it being a fake is high.

    Unique Suggestions: Know you're likely buying a fake, and offer a price that says I know this is a fake so stop telling me it the real deal.

    Fun Alternatives: So forgot the killer deal on the Armanti Suit and buy something handcrafted that screams Mexico. Pottery and wood working are a great value and of a quality that shines.

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