Mexico What to Expect

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Traveling with Children in Mexico 
Chetumal, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
If you take the bus to Belize from here be prepaired to drive 6 hours in a "chicken bus" an old american schoolbus (for kids) with tiny and narrow seats!
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Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
When in Tijuana, watch for bad drivers who will spalsh water on you while you wait to cross the street. Also, be wary of young children on the street who will follow you around begging for money. It is truly an adventure!
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Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
If you find yourself in Cancun, but you absolutely despise the drunken college kids and the party scene, this tip is for you. You should take a whole day excursion trip to one of the oldest and most important archaeological sites in the Maya people's history - Chichen Itza. It is about 4 hour bus ride if you travel by a Gray Hound-type bus. If you get one of the locals to take you, it is a slightly less comfortable 2 hour ride in a beat up van or a car, wihout air conditioning. During the day, you should try to see all of the ruins and durng the night, you should stay for a spectacular fire show, performed on the main structure in the place. The cost is about 60 dollars American and worth every penny. Again, if you go with a local and don't book a tour, the price significantly decreases to 20 dollars per person
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Nuevo Laredo, Northeast Mexico, Mexico
Pretty dirty town, but it has great shops . . . very inexpensive. Just be prepared for kids with sad eyes asking for money!
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Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Cancun has become a popular destination among americans and canadians, specially in spring. if you want to save all those kids vomiting and partying like if it's their last day on earth, go either on late summer or fall. if you have the chance to eat real yucateco stuff, go to Los almendros in downtown Cancun or go in bus to the market thats in the downtown too. Buy some chorizo de Valladolid and tortillas. Ask for 'cebollitas en escabeche' and you have everything for a feast! Now, one wise advice is not to swim if you're drunk...Cancun bay is well-known for its treacherous sea, I've seen the locals take out from the water 100 kgs. guys drowned, so don't get fooled by its beauty. Take your precautions...and this is an advice from someone who surfs and has particpated in 2 triatlons...so, be careful.
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Women Travelers in Mexico 
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico City & Surrounds, Mexico
Went on some mission work here. Building a sunday school room for a poor church and doing some sunday school leasons. Definetly a place to watch your wallet and being the socond murder capital of the world never go anywhere alone, male or female! A real eye opener.
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San Patricio, Central Pacific Coast, Mexico
You absolutely MUST do the Mex-ECO Majahuas turtle tour. Starting in November, and through to at least February, you go camping overnight on a beach, learn about the Olive Ridley sea turtles, their situation and what the local community is doing to help. Patrolling at night, you'll see females coming to shore and laying their eggs - they go into a trance-like state, so once they have started laying, you can actually touch and take photos without fear of disturbing them. See how Ruth, Dan and their Mexican friends collect the eggs and re-bury them in a secure corral, away from the threat of poachers; see the hatchlings emerge from their nests and help introduce them to the water. When I was there we saw not only a number of Olive Ridleys laying, but also a rare Black Turtle. The best weekend I've ever spent!
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Gay/Lesbian Travelers in Mexico 
Mexico City, Mexico City & Surrounds, Mexico
Everybody says Mexico City is an extremly dangerous city, but from my experience I can tell you, that as long as you don't run around in expensive clothes and shoes without any jewelry, noboy will do you any harm. Actually it's the opposite: Mexicans are warm hearted people how are very proud of their country, and especially of Mexico City, and like to share their knowledge of it with everybody!

Very important to see, besides the usual things you can read in every guide, are the different markets in different parts of the town (especially the "TEPITO" market. Also very interesting are the little Taco Bars in the streets. Don't think about what to eat. Just eat and then ask!
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Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Go visit Tijuana..it is such a very different place when compared to cities in the United States.
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Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
don't accept invites to "a show" cash only - leave everything $100 in the hotel safe when you venture out
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Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca State, Mexico
There is a really fantastic new organization called Fundacion En Via (www.envia.org) that is running microfinance tours to help women living around Oaxaca get out of poverty. You meet with local women who are applying for their loans and then En Via uses 100% of the groups' tour fee to give them women interest-free microloans. It is a phenomenal way to get to connect with local women and get a very inside look at life in Oaxaca, and also a concrete way to give back. The best thing I've done in Mexico!
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Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
One of the best beaches ever !!
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Dangers & Annoyances in Mexico 
Mexico City, Mexico City & Surrounds, Mexico
Everybody says Mexico City is an extremly dangerous city, but from my experience I can tell you, that as long as you don't run around in expensive clothes and shoes without any jewelry, noboy will do you any harm. Actually it's the opposite: Mexicans are warm hearted people how are very proud of their country, and especially of Mexico City, and like to share their knowledge of it with everybody!

Very important to see, besides the usual things you can read in every guide, are the different markets in different parts of the town (especially the "TEPITO" market. Also very interesting are the little Taco Bars in the streets. Don't think about what to eat. Just eat and then ask!
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Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Go visit Tijuana..it is such a very different place when compared to cities in the United States.
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Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
don't accept invites to "a show" cash only - leave everything $100 in the hotel safe when you venture out
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Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca State, Mexico
There is a really fantastic new organization called Fundacion En Via (www.envia.org) that is running microfinance tours to help women living around Oaxaca get out of poverty. You meet with local women who are applying for their loans and then En Via uses 100% of the groups' tour fee to give them women interest-free microloans. It is a phenomenal way to get to connect with local women and get a very inside look at life in Oaxaca, and also a concrete way to give back. The best thing I've done in Mexico!
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Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
One of the best beaches ever !!
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Mexico Health 
Acapulco de Juarez, Central Pacific Coast, Mexico
Acapulco is a popular tourist destination and frankly, it's fantastic! Just remember to watch out for petty thieves, don't stay too much in the sun (use lots of sun block!) and be mindful of scorpions and other stingers biters!
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Coatepec, Central Gulf Coast, Mexico
Coatepec is a jungle paradise. There you will find people who are dedicated to healthy living, and you will possibly eat the healthiest and most delicious food in your life. Spend some time there just meditating, enjoying the beauty of nature, and meeting people.
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Puerto Vallarta, Central Pacific Coast, Mexico
The beaches are incredible but don't drink the water...
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Mexico City, Mexico City & Surrounds, Mexico
Avoid eating fruits off the street
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Algodones, Baja California, Mexico
Looking for a dentist?
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