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My cousin had been in Mexico as an au-pair, so my parents bought me a plane ticket for my birthday. Well...I have never seen so much poverty and wealth at the same time at the same place....
You can see beggars everywhere on the streets as well as the rich people locking from those beggars in their limousines.

As a tourists, you will probably enjoy the stay as I did. You can visit ruins of old cities, you can admire the nature, spend lot of hours in museums exploring the history and culture.
The most visited places are Teotihuacan for its pyramides and Tula for its 4 meters tall statutes. Good trip is also to the Taxco - its streets are built like in labyrinth. Silver was extracted here and you can find thousand of shops with silver today.

If you have time, try to visit The anthropological museum. You won't regret! And don't miss the voladores - those strange people who hang down from the tower in front of the museum. They are lowering down the tower and also turn around themselves...this is not because they like feeling sick. Number of the persons, number of their turns..it all has its reflection in the number of days and months in old calendar.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fantastic oportunites for turists...pyramids, nature, museums...
  • Cons:It's impossible to look NOT like a tourist when you are tall and blonde.
  • Last visit to Mexico: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 28, 2007
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  • Oct 21, 2004 at 4:45 AM

    Well, if you want to see poverty and wealthy at the same place and at the same place you should came to Brazil and visit Rio de Janeiro. I'm sure nowhere can be compared with Rio in this matter.

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    Sep 24, 2004 at 1:37 PM

    Good tips.... You didn't blend in?? Why not? :-)

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