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    My home for past 3 years is a place to feel the fusion of such different cultures as the indigenous and european one.

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    Street food in México City is an experience that should not be missed! Doesn't matter which area you are in. I ate mine in the Zócalo area. Expect to pay 15 pesos (about 1.25 USD) for a taco hand made by a local

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    realy one of the visit worth citys, a lot of cultur, realy hughe city, the university campus is nice to visit

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  • Mexico City
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    Begin your tour of Mexico City with a stop at the Constitution Plaza, or Zocalo. This city square sits in the center of several architecturally astounding historic buildings. Visit the Supreme Court building, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the archaeological site of Templo Mayor. Then stop at the National Palace to admire the famous murals of Diego Rivera. Continue with a visit to Chapultepec Park, as well as the Anthropology Museum. Finally, peruse some of the most interesting neighborhoods of Mexico City, including the charming San Angel and the modern Santa Fe.

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    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!

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

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    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

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

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    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

    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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    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

    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

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

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

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    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

    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 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

    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 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 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 ... read more
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.