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Any advice for a trip to Mexico?

Asked by sliceswiththings (11656points) March 16th, 2011

My friend and I are 22-year-old women with quite a bit of travel experience (albeit in Europe). We’re both strong Spanish speakers.

We will spend most of our time in Mexico City (where my friend is living), but want to see more of Mexico. We’ll probably do a weekend in Oaxaca. We might even try to mosey on over to Guatemala.

Any advice on places to go, places NOT to go, and general safety would be much appreciated!

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Michael_Huntington's avatar

I’ve always heard that you shouldn’t drink the tap water there.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Don’t drink the water.

mrmijunte's avatar

If you are going to Oaxaca you should try Huatulco or/and Puerto Escondido. Those are underrated beaches, a lot of Europeans like them and are very cheap and you don’t have to worry about the drug violence. In Mexico City you should check out Coyoacan, there is a bar I really like, but I haven’t being there for years, it’s called something like “CabaƱa del Cuervo”. I am certain about the Cuervo part, is in the main plaza of Coyoacan. You should go to Xochimilco and eat an drink on a trajinera, which is a boat. And la Condesa which is the part where I am from and there are a lot of things to do, shopping, good restaurants, kinda like the bohemian/hipster area of the City.

saintDrew's avatar

I concur, DO NOT drink the water.
Make sure you stay together like the buddy system we
learned back in primary school hehe..
try your best to fit in.. foreigners usually stick out like a sore thumb!

saintDrew's avatar

Matter-a-fact give the water a swish and let us know what happens! jk

jazmina88's avatar

Do not drink water, or get ice cubes.

Aster's avatar

Don’t eat any salad and don’t brush your teeth with tap water.

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