Visitors who travel to Mexico City should remember this is one of the largest and most populated cities in the world, so we recommend being cautious in order to avoid any unpleasant situation. Although policemen in Mexico City used to have a dubious reputation, nowadays officers are always polite and willing to help any person. The following are some useful tips of Mexico City for a perfect holiday in Mexico.
Tourists should watch their belongings carefully. Those who like to exercise outside should ask the personnel of the hotel in Mexico City for the safest routes, find well-lit streets to walk at night, lock the car’s doors and close the windows, and also review the “Hoy No Circula” program regulations.
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Mexico City is an amazing city but it requires visitors to circulate carefully. If you take all the precautions you will not have any problems when traveling to Mexico City.
• Independence Day "Yell" – This unique expression of Mexican patriotism is combined with a party mood and takes place on September 15th.
• Independence Parade ¬– On September 16th there is a military parade with 5,000 to 30,000 soldiers of the Mexican Army, Navy and Air Force.
• Day of the Dead – Mexico is one of the few countries which celebrate this day, on the night of November 1st to the 2nd, with a joy atmosphere. People go to the cemeteries and decorate their beloved’s graves with many flowers and usually spend the night celebrating and eating delicious home made Mexican food.
• Wise Men's day – On January 6th most Mexican kids receive toys from the Three Wise Men and the family gather to eat the "Rosca de Reyes"
Study Mexico City
Mexico City has a large concentration of universities and colleges; the UNAM, which was founded in 1551, is the oldest university in the American continent. The most renowned universities in the city include the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Universidad Panamericana, Universidad Iberoamericana, Instituto Tecnológico Autonomo de Mexico, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Universidad Tecnológica de Mexico, Universidad del Valle de Mexico, Universidad de Las Américas, Universidad Anahuac and Universidad La Salle.
There also are many study centres to learn any foreign language, being the most renowned the CELE center.
Work Mexico City
Mexico has very strict immigration laws and the permission documents to work in the country are not easily given to tourists. Foreingers who work without permission take the risk of getting a fine, being deported or recluted in a detention facility.
Eat Mexico City
Nobody should leave Mexico City before trying the following foods:
• Tacos al pastor
• Enchiladas Suizas
• Huevos Rancheros
Safety Mexico City
Although traveling in Mexico City is generally safe, tourists should be advised to be aware of their surroundings. It is recommended to plan ahead where are you going and how you will arrive. Catching cabs in the street could be dangerous, therefore it is recommended to ask for licensed cabs. Protect your personal belongings in order to avoid pickpocketers. Do not show money in front of others and do not leave anything of value inside your car.
Drinking Mexico City
The younger legal age for drinking alcohol in Mexico City is 18 years old, and it is illegal to consume alcohol in pubic places. Most people go drinking at the cantinas; these bars serve a wide diversity of Mexican and foreign drinks and they usually have low prices. Nightlife in Mexico City is intense and diverse.
Smoking Mexico City
Smoking in public and private buildings is strictly prohibited by law. Smoking light drugs, such as Marihuana, also is prohibited.
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