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Mexico
viva mexico!
viva mexico! (10)
Trip Date:2010-07-17 - 2010-08-23
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Countries visited:Mexico
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Mexico really was something else for us, as we usually travel to the Far East. We do speak some Spanish and found Mexico a very comfortable and easy destination. It was a trip with lots of variety.

There are some really impressive musuems, fascinating ancient ruins and lots of great towns and cities. We also spent a couple of days just relaxing at the beach.

Before we left, we were a bit worried about having to eat too much meat and about the safety situation. Both turned out to be no problem at all. We never once felt the slightest bit unsafe and much to our surprise most food wasn't that meaty and there even were some very good vegetarian restaurants.

ten personal highlights:

- climbing the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacan, then admiring the view and imagening what must have been
- being awe-struck by the interior of the San Francisco Javier Church of Tepozotlan
- watching the voladores fly at El Tajin and then quietly wandering around the ancient ruins
- trying out all sorts of seafood snacks on Tecolutla beach
- gawping at the variety of ancient cultures at the Museo de Antropologia in Xalapa
- telling the story of Popo & Izta to my daughter, over and over again
- trying to copy the murals of the Mitla ruins
- nipping a coco loco in Acapulco after having seen the divers at La Quebrada
- tracing the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry in Cuernavaca
- admiring the folk art of the Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico-City

For the discerning traveller, we warmly recommend the Hotel Gillow in Mexico-City, Hotel Limon in Xalapa and the famous Los Flamingos in Acapulco.

Thumbs up also to the vegetarian restaurant La Zanahoria in Puebla and to beautiful Cafι de Tacuba in Mexico-City, a great place to round it all off.

Just in case: I travel with my wife and our daughter of 6.
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