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  • Mexico City
    Gabriel Cooper
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    5 Jun 30, 2014

    Easy to get around for non-Spanish speakers. All the amenities of a modern bustling city, with all the Mexican cultural facets. Several day-trips at your fingertips, and a variety of ways to experience the city with a myriad of boroughs. All the food is delicious, authentic and cheap cheap cheap!

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersBudget TravelersFoodiesLocal Culture
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  • Mexico City
    Daniela Doig
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    5 May 29, 2014

    Daniel Ovadia's new restaurant in Polanco: Morablanca. Delicious pastries and desserts make a remarkable hot place in the city.

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  • Mexico City
    james nelson
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    5 Feb 24, 2014

    This city never gets the love it deserves. It's cheap, easy to get around by subway, has the best street food on the planet, and tons interesting places to check out. The history of the city is incredible. In one place you can view Aztec ruins, Spanish colonial churches, and rising skyscrapers.
    You might find you never eat in a restaurant and not care, drink mescal at 2, and hear "bienvenidos a Mexico" from locals on the subway.

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  • Mexico City
    Zora O'Neill
    5 Feb 02, 2014

    Americans are so lucky to have this metropolis in their hemisphere. It's staggering. The center is as gorgeous as any European capital, the arts scene is astounding, the sprawl is boggling. I bought a map of the *entire* city, and it nearly covered a twin bed. The area I explored in a week was about four square inches. I would move there in a second. On a totally practical note: if you're coming from sea level, the high altitude will likely make you very tired, so don't plan a lot in the first few days.

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  • Mexico CityPro 2014
    Shaina Rose
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    4 Apr 02, 2013

    Beautiful city filled with culture and adventures! Lots of places to explore and beautiful artwork throughout the city.

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  • Mexico CityPro 2014
    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Mar 13, 2013

    This is a very large city (largest in North America) and is very chaotic as well. Make sure you are comfortable with the altitude before you do any thing very strenuous. Do your research before you go and stay save.

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  • Mexico City
    Aliki Kostopoulou
    3 Jan 29, 2013

    Huge city with almost everything you wish for! From mariachis to big clubs and form street markets to commercial centres. You will just need a little more time to move and you eyes open when the dark falls.

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  • Mexico CityPro 2014
    Alex L
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    5 Jan 08, 2013

    I visited Mexico City once, and by accident (I was living in Guatemala and needed to see a gastroenterologist). And I completely fell in love with the DF. If I had to move there for some reason, I wouldn't have minded. I love cities that are engaging and lively, but where you can still find some breathing room. I love the Frida Kahlo museum, the Diego Rivera murals, the anthropological museum, and the campiness of Xochimilco. That Teotihuacan is just a few miles away is a fantastic bonus. Oh, and did I mention the food? Reason enough to visit, as it's the best food in Mexico I'd say.

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  • Mexico City
    Erica Schaaf
    5 Nov 19, 2012

    A fast-paced city like any other only its enormity never ceases to hold surprises around every corner. From the architecture of the Spaniards to the modern malls with their boutiques and food courts, there is definitely something for everyone in this vast metropolitan city of the world.

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  • Mexico City
    Edgar Varela
    5 Sep 15, 2012

    Fotografía panorámica en movimiento, desde un carro por el segundo piso, a la altura de San Jerónimo,

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    4 Sep 14, 2012

    One of the largest cities in the world, there is tons to explore. Check out Condesa and Roma for sure for some Buenos Aires-esque eateries, plazas, and parks.

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  • Mexico City
    Eden Siqueiros
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    5 Jul 23, 2012

    Historic monument that commemorates the Mexican Independence. Monumento histórico que conmemora la Independencia de México.

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  • Mexico City
    Emmanuel Labastida
    5 Jul 21, 2012

    My hometown city this is where i born and i'm proud of it, it has everything for everybody you need to try it to realize it's a great city fot travellers

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  • Mexico City
    Amelia Hernandez
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Coming from Guatemala passing thru and going to Linares Nuevo Leon Mexico. At night this city is very cold. But I loved it.

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  • Mexico CityPro 2014
    Wanugee
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Mexico City is a teaming mega-metropolis of 20+ million people, or about 20% of the entire population in it's sprawling environs. It is the commercial and political power center of Mexico.

    There are many major international corporations with subsidiaries headquartered here, and of course, it is the capital of Mexico. It does have a rich heritage and colorful history.

    Despite it's many charms, Mexico City isn't the safest city in the world. It is crowded with over 20+ million people, it is smoggy and filled with traffic congestion, then there is the threat of earthquakes, and the mile high altitude and thin air takes some getting used to. Also, you should never hail a taxi on the street, but order one officially through the hotel, as a foreign tourist.

    Like any large city, it has its bad elements, and millions of poor in outlaying shanty towns. The city center is pretty safe, but you should use precautions just like you would in New York or Paris.

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  • Mexico City
    Fernando Spindola
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Mexico City is historic and beautiful with so many places to explore. Even though it is dangerous, this is a tourist hot spot because of the various destinations. Plan a trip to this amazing city.

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  • Mexico City
    Nakib Mamun
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    History

    People had been living in the Valley of Mexico for many centuries before the arrival of the Aztecs in the thirteenth century and the conquering Spaniards soon after that. The basin had no natural outlet and several lakes formed in the valley, attracting inhabitants to their shores. Not far from present-day Mexico City, more than 100,000 people lived in Teotihuacán, the "Place of the Gods," before it was inexplicably abandoned around A.D. 750. Many other groups moved in and out of the valley. Several lakeside communities, some with 10,000 to 15,000 residents, flourished in the Valley of Mexico during pre-Columbian times.

    According to oral history, the Aztecs were a nomadic tribe. Unskilled and barbaric, they were not welcomed by the inhabitants of the Valley of Mexico when they arrived there in the thirteenth century. They were forced to move from one place to another along the western shore of salty Lake Texcoco, and they ate whatever they could find, including mosquito larva, snakes, and other vermin. In time, the Aztecs settled on some swampy islands on the western shores of the lake. According to legend, the Aztec war god Huitzilopochtli led them to this place. They knew they were home after seeing an eagle perched on a cactus devouring a serpent (today, this national emblem is on the Mexican flag). From here, the Aztec city of Tenochtitlán spread over the marshes, swamps, and islands.

    In 1428, in an alliance with several valley communities, the Aztecs defeated the dominant city of Azcapotzalco. Until then, the Aztecs, known for their viciousness, had served as mercenaries (hired soldiers) for the Tepanecs, the people of Azcapotzalco. To maintain power after their victory, the Aztecs joined a triple alliance with the valley cities of Texcoco and Tlacopan. The three cities exacted tribute (money and goods in exchange for protection) from surrounding communities, but it was Tenochtitlán that rose to become an

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  • Mexico City
    Hugo Cesar Pazmiño Pazmiño
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    it's a beautiful and one of the biggest cities in the world, there live the chilangos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Mexico City
    Cal Thompson
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Great city but a bit of a challenge to navigate, it's huge! Need to have a well thought out plan in advance.

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  • Mexico City
    David Ordia
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    is one of the most fynest places thaey have one of the world most largest agricutural products it is a very good place for hollyday

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Mexico City often gets unfairly left out of the mix of great North American travel destinations, but travelers here invariably discover the Distrito Federal offers countless surprises. The formidable pre-Columbian city of Teotihuacan, located just outside the city, rivals the Pyramids of Egypt in size, beauty and historic importance. The Centro Historico, home to the Aztec Templo Mayor, is a ... read more
highlight for vacationers who simply enjoy walking through the Zócalo, the world’s third largest square behind Moscow’s Red Square and Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Also atop many visitors lists of things to do is the Chapultepec park, complete with a zoo and many museums, including the National Museum of Anthropology, widely regarded as one of the world’s most important museums dedicated to the field. For shopping and nightlife, check out the Polanco borough, one of the wealthiest in Mexico City – designers like Chanel and Hermes have shops here. When it comes time to eat, the D.F. does not skimp on options or quality. Unique Mexican dishes and snacks like esquites or Puebla can be found at institutions from your corner vendor to a five-star restaurant in the Polanco. For lodging, look in the Zona Rosa for the most reasonably priced hotels or in Polanco for swank stays.

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Aliases: Ciudad de Mexico, מקסיקו סיטי, Mexico D.F., D.F.