a few days in mexico city
March 17, 2008 7:45 AM Subscribe
So, I will be going to Mexico City for four days in early April. I have read the following threads here
I do speak Spanish and I am interested in what I should see (some questions not covered in the other threads)
posted by waylaid to Travel & Transportation around Mexico City, Mexico (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've lived abroad in other Latin American countries and I'm well aware of safety issues and what is culturally appropriate and not, but I'd like some general advice on things to do outside of what was recommended to previous posters.
1) Any recommendations on a central decent low-end hotel, or maybe even hostel that isn't packed full of sweaty backpackers? I really want to avoid that, it's not what I'm looking for - and I don't like to go to another city to hang out with other foreigners. (I've had pretty good luck with Couchsurfing finding locals to show me around, so that's my plan for this time)
2) The other two threads had posters who didn't speak very much Spanish, and that limited what they could do somewhat. What would you recommend to someone without a language barrier issue?
3) I am obsessed with mass transit, and plan to check out the extensive subway system and the new BRT line (Metrobus) that they have. Any other transit or transportation things (museums or otherwise) that are worth seeing?
4) Other points of interest are quirky historical sites, anything immigration-related - i have a particular interest in immigrant groups TO Latin America from other countries (for instance, the Chinese population in much of Latin America)