Hi all, we recently found out my there is a high likelihood we will be moving to Mexico city for a US Gov job at the Embassy. Though we are extremely excited for the adventure we are also a family of 6 with 4 school age children and I want to gather as much information as possible. We would be living there for 2-5 years. I have been told that many US Embassy employees live in Polanco but that it is a very "plastic" place. Condessa I hear is very nice as well. I want to totally be a part of the city and culture, my husband is Mexican and I am Peruvian/Spanish so it will not be a culture shock to us but I want to make it as easy a transition as possible for our children. I also have been told the children of US embassy employees go to private schools that are very demanding. We have been given a housing allowance up to $3500/usd a month, what type of home will that afford us? And how about vacation spots close by? We like to vacation a lot and would want to take advantage of being so close to Cancun and Acapulco. Any insight as to what to expect for a US family living in Mexico City (specifically US Gov employee) would be so helpful! Thanks in advance!
I am trying to find a high end beauty salon chain in mexico city
I'll be in Mexico City DF for 10 days
I'm interested in doing trips to:
Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe
Puebla & Cholula
Taxco and Cuernavaca
Any suggestions about taking a tour as opposed to taking the public bus?
I heard that the tour is not expensive but I don't want to waste time at factories.
Thanks for the advice- this forum is very very good and the q&a's below are very useful :)
I am going to the city for 10days.. early December and I am a Vegetarian (No fish/meat)
any recommendations? (not too costly/expensive)
I understand that the dancing (danzón) in the Plaza de la Ciudadela starts around noon on Saturdays.
Any idea what time it ends?
I will take the metrobus 4 from Benito Juarez to downtown. My question is the bus direction. From the airport the bus goes to San Lazaro, then where does it go: north (Archivo General De la Nacion) or south (Moctezuma/Hospital Balbuena/Eduardo Molina)? I want to get off at Isabela La Catolica which is on the South route. Do I have to take a specific bus i.e. North or South from the airport? Or do I have to transfer in San Lazaro? The map is not clear. It says servicio al aeropuerto por ruta norte..To the airport is the North route. What about From the airport? Also the map indicates that both north and south routes are bidirecctional until it gets to San Lazaro and to the airport. It not clear where the bus will go coming from the airport after it reaches San Lazaro.
Another related question. The fare is Mex. 30, payment is by Metrobus (red) card or TDF (yellow) card only. There is a machine where you can get the cards. What is the difference between the two cards? Can I use the metrobus card in the metro/subway? How about the TDF card?
Any assistance would be most appreciated. Thanks!
I will be travelling to USA this month and I need to travel to mexico directly from there for business. Would I get a Mexico visa on arrival and how ( what documents would i need ). Thanks a lot in advance
Can someone please refer me to a website or link for buses to from Mexico City to SMA and Guanajuato.
I plan to visit Queretaro, San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato and other nearby towns. Which town should I use as a base? I have three days, two nights. How should I allocate my time?
Hi, I am looking for nice childrens clothing boutiques in Mexico City or surrounding areas that carry a variety of brands. Any advice? Thanks!
Hola! We will be in Mexico City for two days on 24 and 25 of December 2014. Can you please advise where is the best area to explore in such a short time frame (where to stay, what to see etc.) We are a young couple that enjoy art, eating/drinking, people watching, markets etc.
Also I've heard that a lot of the city will be closed these two days given it is Christmas? Can you please advise?
Where is the statue of Maimonides in or near Polanco?
i want to know where is the red light area in mexico city i am staying at near hotel hyatt.
I currently live in NY, but was looking for someone who is traveling to Mexico City.
My sister in law bought me a beautiful doll last year when she was on vacation (they are called Munecas Geli) and they only sell them in Mexico City. They are 100% vinyl and have long realistic eyelashes. From what i have researched online, they are sold in the stores Sanborn & Liverpool (I'm not sure if she got them there as well). Anyways, my niece's birthday is coming up, and I would love to get her a Geli doll. The problem I am having is that shipping takes too long from Mexico (about a month). I was wondering if anyone out there is willing to help me by bringing one back to the US (I'll pay for shipping from your state to mine). Does anyone have a clue about these dolls? Or is anyone out there who is traveling now or soon willing to help me? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am new to mexico . I want to visit chapultepec Castle and Park on 29 March Saturday. Can anyone join me please .
Hi I am from India and I am new to Mexico City. I want to enjoy the beauty and rich heritage of mexico so that I can take beautiful memories back home, Friends please help me in planning my tour. I will stay 1 month in mexico, Thanks in advance.
Considering going to Mexico City for a couple of concerts. Unfortunately Ticketmaster Mexico doesn't have great seats available. Is there a site such as Stub Hub, Ebay, etc. that would have tickets for concerts at the Auditorio Nacional?
We will be overnighting in Mexico City between flights. We arrive in MEX at 9:30pm, and our flight out the next morning leaves at 7:30am. How far is the airport from the City? Should we book a hotel room near the airport? Or are we sufficiently close enough to the City, and is there quick and efficient transportation, that we could go into the City?
I'll be spending a few days in DF in March and I was hoping you could give me some feedback on my self-planned itinerary.
I'll arrive Saturday afternoon, no plans for that evening (advice?)
Sunday I've booked a Mexico City tour and a trip to ballet folklorico that evening.
Monday I plan on taking a hot-air balloon ride and then a guided tour of Teotihuacan (by Ceetiz. Apparently the other outfits online won't book me because they have a two person minimum and I'm travelling alone)
I have no plans for Monday evening either, so can you advise?
Tuesday I want to focus on the Museo Antropologico and perhaps see more of Chapultapec if time allows. That night I've booked a trip to see La Lucha Libre.
My interests are primarily cultural, as I'm not really into the night life. I'd love to see Coyoacan, marketplaces (particularly the withcraft market), the floating gardens, and the murals of Diego Rivera. The problem is that I understand a lot of these may not be suitable for evening visits. Can you give me your take?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
I need recommendations on using public transportation from SCHILLER POLANCO, DF, MEXICO 11550 to the Paseo de la Reforma . Additionally. directions and recommendations to local supermarkets, dinning, & things to so without a car starting from the same area (SCHILLER 413 APT # 2, POLANCO, DF, MEXICO 11550) Welcome emails to Dianelivesintx@aol.com,
Excited to visit your wonderful city. Diane
I've tried to do a search but a lot of threads about rent in Condesa / Roma Norte are around 5-7 years old. What is the average rent in Condesa or Roma for a 2-br semi or furnished apartment?
The average price I've seen on craigslist, metroscubicos.com, segundamano.mx are around 15,000-20,000MXN. Is this the average rent in these areas? Or can we find something cheaper?
Lastly, how do we commute from Condesa or Roma to Paseo Reforma, near Cinepolis Diana?
Thank you very much.
Hi, y'all. I am alone going to Mexico city for 2 weeks, and how much money I should plan? I'm a student, and my budget is limit, but after booking my flight tickets and hotels, I still have 500 USD, whether it's enough to cover my daily needs（like eating, shopping, and transporting). And，does 'Visa debit card' work there? Is any place to exchange some Pesos when I arrive at airport of Mexico city? And how cold is Mexico city in january?
Has anyone took the van between these two cities?
Please post your experiences verse a first class bus.
how much time should I allow between flights at mexico city airport? is 45 minutes a safe assumption for flights within mexico? is aeromexico a good on time carrier
I've been reading about the Bazar de Antiguedades in Zona Rosa and it's accompanying "open air" market I think is called "TIANGUIS". Does anyone know where the open air section is? Is it within the Bazar building, outside of it or elsewhere?
We are set to be in mex city fri 11/22, leaving the AM of thurs 11/28 and will stay the entire time in the Zocolo area. General plans/sights to hit are Teotichlan, Guadalupe basilica, Coyacan, Xochimilco, and Condesa. Restaurants I am considering in and around these areas are Contramar, Pujol, El Califa, Mero Toro, and the assorted markets/streetfood during the day. Any suggestions would be great. I do not plan to have a car.
if I want to travel to Mexico with my boyfriend, what would be the most romantic place that can we know?
We are planning a trip to Mexico City (we live in Brazil) and are wondering about shopping. We are mostly interested in electronics and clothes. We could fly via Florida to do our shopping there. This would be quite expensive in fares. So I am wondering if the goods for sale in Mexico are similar in price, quality and choice as in the USA.
I am interested in watching in bull fighting in Mexico City. I will be in the city on month of November, anyone that can recommend a place and the the timing?
I'm going to Mexico City in a month and plan to hit several outdoor markets. I'm trying to avoid wandering aimlessly around and losing a whole lot of time so I have several questions I was hoping to get answers to.
First off, I'll be looking for the usual tourist stuff like antiques and reproductions (reasonably priced only), hand forged iron hardware, old architectural pieces (small enough to fit in a suitcase) and typical religious items (retablo, santos, etc..). I planned on going to the Mercado Lagunilla, Mercado Ciudadela, Mercado Insurgentes, Bazar de Antiguedades and the San Jacinto.
1. I know the Lagunilla market is quite large so can anyone tell me what section I would find what I am looking for? Perhaps a landmark or the cross streets of where I should start?
2. Are the other markets I planned on visiting easy to navigate? If not, can you offer any tips?
3. This may be a stupid question but the Ciudadela market is in the Plaza de La Ciudadela roughly a 1/2 hr walk from Lagunilla, correct?
4. If you have an opinion of the markets I mentioned in reference to what I'm interested in shopping for, I would love to hear what you have to say.
Thanks much in advance.
I am wondering if anyone could please help me figure out where to stay in Mexico City. I heard that there was a traffic problem recently. Here are my requirements.
1. In an area where the GrayLine tour can pick me up (grayline.com/tours/mexico-ci... says "Mexico City Area Hotels").
2. The area is safe.
3. To avoid the traffic problem.
Initially I was thinking about Zocalo. But that seems to be the center of the protests.