How to ask for foods in the market:
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Although it is easy to assume that Distrito Federal is the world capital of tacos like Leon Guanajuato, you can find any kind of food in this city.
There are regional specialties from all over Mexico as well as the world, including Japanese, Chinese, French, Polish, Italian, Argentinean, Belgian, Irish, and Indian. And of course you can find McDonalds.
The main restaurant areas are located in Polanco, Condesa, Centro, Zona Rosa, along Avenida Insurgentes from Viaducto to Copilco and more recently Santa Fe.
The historic district comprises the metro stops HIDALGO where you may visit the Diego Rivera museum while in Mexico City; BELLAS ARTES where you may visit both the Palacio de Bellas Artes and Museo Nacional de Arte while in Mexico City; ZOCALO where you may visit the Plaza de la Constitucion while in Mexico City.
Mexico City is 2200 meters above sea level so it is cool during the winter months.
Don't forget to take in the National Museum of Anthropology : besides actually visiting ruins, there are few museums in the world that display Mesoamerican history so thoroughly and interestingly enough to hold your attention (maybe not Samantha's).
It helps that this museum is relatively small compared to many other museums of this type, and the layout is easy to follow. You can see everything in a few hours or so.
And the Castillo de Chapultepec an 18th-century palace, known for its impressive gardens, served as the home of the Mexican President until 1939. This location holds so much history any cultured person would be happy to experience.
Is Mexico City safe you ask:
Let me tell you know that Mexico City is just as safe as any large North American metropolitan city such as Los Angeles and New York and more so.
Mexico City is even safer than Los Angeles and New York because there is such a large police presence everywhere you go.
Walking pretty much everywhere on Avenida Paseo de La Reforma see plenty of joggers and people walking their dogs out, even during the midnight hours! There were a few DUI checkpoints being conducted during the night on Paseo de La Reforma, but nothing out of the ordinary. The structures in Mexico City are very modern, clean, and even more technological advanced than some developed cities in North America.
The only thing is the beggars.
You will see young kids, fake blind people, dirty grown ups, and the elderly asking for money.
Nancy Reagan said just say no, but mind you if it's a cute kid give it a few pesos. Why not?
You can encounter a beggar every day when walking in downtown Los Angeles, so this is no different.
Of course, you should always be aware of pick pockets in any major city. So guys, please do not leave your wallet in the back pocket- always carry it in the front. Ladies, hold your purse in front of you and make sure your bags are all zipped up. The metro and buses tend to get packed during rush hour, so be careful.
If you look at a map, Mexico is a large country and when violence is occuring in Mexico, itís directed by Mexicans to other Mexicans.
Americans are not being targeted like in Boston or Oaklahoma, so letís take a look where itís happening good people.
Itís happening in locations where Americanís donít even go to : Nuevo Laredo, Ciudad Juarezóand if you actually look at the real numbers of how many people have been killed in the drug violence, it is staggering, thereís no doubt about that.
Of those, how many of them were Americans. I can tell you, less than twenty; and of those twenty, 17 of them were American drug dealers, because look where they were killed. They were killed in places like Nuevo Laredo and Ciudad Juarez.
Not Mexico City nor Cancun.
Distilled from the ruins of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, Distrito Federal offers a unique collection of contemporary city life, and historic preservation. World-class must see museums, fine restaurants and parks combine with the remains of several cultures.
The nightlife, the shopping and the history make it a must-see city.
Distillation is a process of purification yielding higher level of vibrations.
The DF Airport has two terminals - Terminal 1 and Terminal 2: As both terminals are 3 km apart a healthy walk - on opposite sides of the Airport (with parallel runways in between), they are connected by the Airtrain, accessible only to passengers with an electronic reservation password, or ticket or boarding pass, and only with on-board hand bag ; the transfer between terminals is quick; 7 minutes (with a maximum waiting time of up to ten minutes).
Access to the platform in Terminal 1 is located in the middle of the 'Puente Pilotos' bridge, up the escalator in Gate D; and access to the Terminal 2 platform is through Gate M on one side of the National Arrivals.
All others visitors need to take the fully accessible red bus running daily from 5AM to 1AM at either Terminal 1, boarding area at gate 6 - or Terminal 2, boarding area at gate 4, and buy a ticket from the bus driver. This service is also referred to as inter-terminal transportation
For those who are members we can get you StarPoints dollars with your group reservations in DF. Ask. Indicate this interest on your on-line reservation form please.
Yes there are always discounts for older people and selected groups.
An 80 year old could very well pay less than a 20 year old for the same hotel or restaurant. Some say this is not fair as although once upon a time seniors had less disposible income, this is no longer the case.
And yes there are discounts for AAA or AA or PTA but here at CancunSteve everyone gets a discount! Young or old. No age discrimination here. Don't pay more elsewhere. Why should you?
Who do you feel should get the discount use link to left and see if you believe as we do.
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