Traveling to Mexico City: what to do, and how to stay safe?
June 6, 2007 10:34 AM Subscribe
I am about to go to Mexico City for 3 days. I am a white American 19-year-old and will be staying at Hostel Catedral
. I haven't taken Spanish since 6th grade, so my language skills are at phrasebook level. What should I do? And how worried should I be about safety?
posted by jbb7 to travel & transportation around Mexico City, Mexico (20 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I would love to go see the pyramids. Can a person traveling alone safely make that trip? (Assuming I don't meet other people at the hostel to go with.)
What other places in Mexico City would you recommend? I've got no plans other than exploring the city for the next 3 days.
Also, I understand Mexico City does not have the best reputation for safety. I will keep my wits about me, but how worried should I be about traveling around? Should I only visit places that I know to be safe? In Asia, I enjoy riding public transportation to the end of the line and exploring the outer suburbs of cities. I assume I shouldn't do that in Mexico City, right?
(Found this post about moving to Mexico City, but nothing about traveling there.)