on the subway heading to our hostel...we loved mexico city subways b/c people were always walking thru the cars selling things like candy, sharpie markers and cd's for super cheap. and there was lots of music performed by people who would hop on. we always gave them money, support your local musicians!! and during rush hour the front cars were reserved for women and children b/c the cars can get incredibly packed sometimes and women will often get sexually harassed.
mexico city...distrito federal January 11th 2010 we pulled into mexico city at 11am on our overnight bus from palenque. i was so excited to be going to this massive city, i never in a million years thought we would be. with the population exceeding 8.8 million people, i always imagined total chaos when i pictured mexico city. and we were shocked to find that it was relatively calm and organized with fantastic public transportation and tons of th ... read more
North America » Mexico » Distrito Federal » Mexico City The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more