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    luggage/extra space for souvenirs to take home

    by susiemargare Written Jun 10, 2014

    Luggage and bags: SOFT and large if going by plane. i try to take two by putting one empty one inside the other; that way, when it is time to go home, i have a suitcase for everything i bought. with the other suitcase for about three days of clothes, you can manage and just wash stuff out. the airlines do crack down on number of suitcases when the planes are full.

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    kitchen stuff

    by susiemargare Written Jun 10, 2014

    Miscellaneous: if you are staying where you can cook, bring some of those little picnic salt-and-pepper sets. the salt in the grocery stores is loose, and the smallest size you can get is about a kilo (a little over two pounds). the pepper containers in the stores hold too much for a short stay.

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    Packing List

    by pedroebc Updated Nov 29, 2011

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    Luggage and bags: bring a cangaroo wallet for your money... unless you take off all the cloth the robbers can notice your wallet....

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: boots, tennis and sandals.
    shorts, jeans, t shirts, sport sweater , rain coat.
    depending of the place you can have all kind of weathers in mexico. sun, rain, cold,.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you dont need a mdical rprescription to get the medicine here in a FARMACIA (drug store) sometimes its the same name becouse the international medicine brands.

    Photo Equipment: ELECTRICITY HERE runs different voltage than europe and USA, pluggs you can buy here,
    CAMERAS ALL kind of films here.......

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: possible to camp , campsites available... sleepn in homock possible in the beach in some places.
    recommended to camp where more people are around

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    by pedroebc Updated Nov 29, 2011

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    Luggage and bags: if you can and you are BACKPACKER bring a small lock and that iron wire you put all around your bag.. just in case are necesary for security
    You can buy good products for traveling in Mexico city, Rubens stores have a bunch of products on street Venustiano Carranza in zocalo area in mexico city

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cloth for all kind of weathers you might bring, since Mexico have lot of different weathers dependind the city and the month

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: some vacinations you might have for these area, specially if you come from Europe, the people there do not have imunition to some bacterias. (ex. milk, water, vegetables)
    Malaria can be founded sometimes in the months of september and october in FEW regions in the rainforest in yucatan area.. but always there is a goverment warning.

    Photo Equipment: you can get all kind of brands and technology in mexico city, develop photos and burn in Cds

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: bring your medicine and see the formula of the medicine in that case you can find similar one in Mexico...
    bring ecological mosquito spray, i n the rain forest specially

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    by pedroebc Updated Nov 29, 2011

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    Luggage and bags: Juan Antonio Mella was murdered at Abraham Gonzalez 31 near reforma avenue ( Tina Modotti was suspiciuous becouse they had a romantic relation. The place was near Panaderia del Aleman

    Marte R Gomez ( politician, friend, and colectionist of Diego Rivera )
    Raquel Tibol ( expert writer and biograpghies of Siquiros and Rivera )


    Urban Grafitti
    fher.dub@gmail.com www.zelet-vid.blogspot.com fb zelet vid

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    travel safe..

    by pedroebc Updated Nov 29, 2011

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: if you try to explore the rainforest you need to wear long shirts against mosquitos, comfortable boots ...and look around what you touch !!!!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: dont expouse the first days to much at the sun in the beach, otherwise you can get hard sun burns.... solarcaine product can help in this..

    Miscellaneous: THIS IS IN PALENQUE you can have this view if you are in the top of the pyramid of the inscriptions.

    if you stay in el Panchan or Mayabell campground you can walk in a alternative road that has waterfalls and reach the ruins
    Other Contact: www.mundomaya.com
    Website: http://www.elmundomaya.com

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    be prepared

    by leigh767 Written Jan 14, 2008

    Luggage and bags: Exercise usual caution and include a copy of your trip itinerary in your checked in package. this helps the airport stuff decide where to send your luggage in the event that it is lost.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Imodium, just in case.

    Photo Equipment: Polarizer for your lens if you have an SLR.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Mosquito Repellent is a must in the Cancun area.

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    General Packing Information

    by ArenJo Written Nov 16, 2007

    Luggage and bags: If you're planning on riding the metro (subway) right after leaving the airport, don't take anything too heavy because you will be going up and down a lot of stairs.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I just went in October and the weather was fine day or night. I just went back in the middle of November and it was hot during the day, extremely cold at night. So, if you go that time of year, bring clothing for many different temperatures.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It is a good idea to bring diarrhea medication because it isn't easy to find and there are many reasons your stomach may get an upset stomach in the area. Actually, all the medication may be a little hard to find there unless you speak perfect Spanish.

    Photo Equipment: Keep your cameras close to your body at all times.

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  • If you like tea - bring it with you!

    by susancuozzo Written Mar 7, 2007

    Miscellaneous: Strange but no regular black tea (ie, english breakfast) was available anywhere we went. They only had a small selection of herbal tea and I prefer a black tea so I can add milk. If you need to start your morning with tea, pack some tea bags!

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    by janewake Written Feb 17, 2007

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: We travelled around the Yucatan and when away from the coastal tourist zones the mosquitos are terirble. Thank heavens we had with us a Germolene Bites and Stings spray. I had about 20 bites but used this spray and the itching went away. Use it twice and then forget the bites. BLESSED RELIEF. in the tourist zones they spray whole areas against the mossies so it is not really a problem, but I would take the spray or something similar just in case.

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    Pack for a Variety of Climates

    by madamx Updated Jan 5, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Thin cotton utility pants: A style you can roll up and button into capris for sun exposure, then you can roll them down to protect skin that's had too much sun, but still stay cool. Saves you the trouble of putting sunscreen all over your legs all the time. For guys, pants you can zip the legs off of. I suggest still dressing modestly in Mexico when you are in public and not at the beach, to avoid unwanted attention.

    Also, thin cotton or quick-drying synthetic t's with v necks are best, as the humidity will make you sweat, sweat, sweat. One or two pairs of long pants for cool evenings, which is very common in the highlands.

    Bring a thin merino wool or cashmere sweater or fleece to layer for going into the cooler highlands, plus a wind-proof shell. This combination worked very well for the cool evenings.

    A crushable hat with a fairly wide brim: the sun is intense not only at the beach but at high altitudes; our trip ranged from being sea-level at the beach to approx 8000 ft. in the highlands.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen! plenty of it; though you can buy it in towns, it can be quite expensive, plus you can buy a brand at home you can trust. We found Ombrelle works best for protection, and took two kinds: 60 SPF, then graduated down to 30 SPF.

    Miscellaneous: I was turned on to the Macabi skirt by VT'er kymbanm; I couldn't order one in time to pack for going to Mexico, but it looks perfectly versatile for a trip such as ours.

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    Packing List

    by pedroebc Updated Aug 10, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: you can get cheap glasses in mexico city for 1 usd, a great copy of okley, arnette or others for 2 usd... mine cost like 80 usd but I am original.

    mexico city produce lot of brands and the best cloth for exportation so you can get around in the streets cheap prices and great brands, and the quality sometimes its ok.

    Photo Equipment: you can get in mexico city all kind of batteries, reparation, and accesories for your camera..

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    by dln6874 Written May 9, 2006

    Luggage and bags: Backpacks are always best, but I took a med. size suitcase with rollers. Just keep in mind some walk ways won't be paved and if you go on budget, you might stay in a place where you have to carry your suitcase up stairs. It's always a good idea to take a day bag too to put stuff like sun block, hat, water in.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I took a pair of Teva sandals and flip flops. You don't need hiking shoes to go up the ruins. Take something you're comfortable walking around in. And perhaps nice sandals to go with an evening outfit if you plan to go dancing or somewhere nice.

    The one thing I wore the most is my swim suit and boardies. They can be easily washed after a day of sweating or swimming. Anything you wear during the day, you are sure to sweat through. Evenings can be cool enough for crop pants and a light jacket at times. It gets really windy there, particularly along the coast. A had with wide brims would be very helpful in keeping your head cool and face from getting over exposed to sun.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Lots of sunblock and aftersun lotion. Perhaps a large bottle of spf 30. If you go in wet season, mosquito repellent. Bugs weren't too bad when I went late April - early May.

    Towels were provided at every hotel and I did not need to use mine.

    Photo Equipment: I took a digital camera w/128mb card for a week. Should be plenty. Delete crap photos as you go. Don't forget your charger.

    You can buy films in major tourist destinations.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Beach towels are usually provided in the luxury hotels, but otherwise, you probably want to take your own, or a sarong. If you have snorkeling gear and are going to be traveling along the coast, take it. Rentals in places like Xel-ha or Xcaret are US$10 per pop. Supposedly the reefs near Puerto Morelos are great for snorkeling.

    Miscellaneous: Some vendors me be up for bartering. If you have old t-shirts you want to get rid of, back packs, etc., if it doesn't take up too much room in your suitcase, take a few.

    CDs - if you are renting a car.

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    Beats a Loofah Hands Down!

    by vaticanus Updated Jul 12, 2005

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: ADVANTAGES: Weighs next to nothing, compresses down to nothing at all, it dries super fast, lathers well even in hard water, thoroughtly cleans and stimulates skin ( down to the rind as folks say), it's hygenic, and easily lasts a year.
    DISADVANTAGE: Easy to leave and forget if you pack to hastily.
    You can get these at Oriental grocery stores or off the 'net'. Search "salux". Prices run from 3 for $9 up to $8 each so shop around.
    Click the photo for detailed view of package.
    These also make great stocking stuffers for Christmas and come in a variety of colors: pink, yellow, lime, blue, and rose- maybe more

    Salux skin cleaner cloth
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    Pack wisely for the bugs, the heat & the terrain

    by lunabelle Written Sep 20, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: water socks for adventures, rain poncho, jeans for horsebackriding, light cotton clothing for the hot hot hot climate.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: benadryl, sunburn lotion, ointment for cuts, lipbalm, dramamine, sunscreen, immodium, insect repellant!

    Photo Equipment: water cameras

    Miscellaneous: Spanish dictionary!

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