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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2017
Central Historical area safe to stay?  (3 Answers)

My husband and I plan to stay in Mexico City in April (first visit to Mexico) and would like advice on the most interesting and safest part of the city to stay - we were thinking maybe stay in the Central Historical district? - any info 'for' or 'against' - we would be grateful.
Also what sort of weather can we expect?
Many thanks,



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2016
Did you have the same experience as mine?  (18 Answers)

I missed my flight to London on Thursday 11pm at Mexico City airport. OK, Aeromexico reassured me I will be put on the next flight on Friday.
So I went Friday morning. They said I have a seat, and the ticket price has gone up, so I have to pay 700 us dollars extra. I was under their command as I was the one who made the error. So I paid and took the flight. One quarter of the plane was empty.
How would you justify this? Was I ripped off? Would you have done it differently?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 01, 2016
daytrip tours  (5 Answers)

I am looking for day tours from mexico city to cities like Taxco Pueblo cuernavaca
any recommendations? I usually use Viatours in my other trips to Europe.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 28, 2016
taxis in mexico city  (6 Answers)

does Uber work in mexico city?

also, is there a map of all the sito taxi stands? I don't speak spanish so would have a hard time calling for a taxi.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 24, 2016
Best way to get tickets for Blue house and Studio Museum of Frida and Diego  (6 Answers)

Hola todos,
What is the best tip for getting tickets to these wonderful places? We don't want to buy a tour and have a few random destinations thrown in, also would like to beat the queues and buy tickets before we get there at the end of October this year. Any suggestions will be most appreciated. Muchas gracias, Tricia


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2016
Cooking Lesson in Mexico City  (1 Answer)

Im will be in Mexico city this July. I would like to ask if anyone know if there's a cooking lesson that I can attend while Im in Mexico City? THis has to be in English as I am not Spanish Speaker. I would prefer, foods that I can sell in small stall in my home country.

Thank you in advance for your reply


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 23, 2016
Tourist Card  (9 Answers)

I thought you only need a passport to enter Mexico, but now I am hearing you need something called a tourist card. I will only be transiting through Mexico City and will most likely remain at the airport. I was told that if you're only changing planes, you do not need this card. However, we will be taking the monorail from one terminal to the other, and someone said since anyone off the street can use the monorail, that using it to get in between terminals basically means that you are entering Mexican soil. So do we need a tourist card or not? If so, where can we get one? I read it costs like $20.
They also said you're not allowed to lose it, because you have to present it on the way back, and if you don't have it, you will be fined. But again, is all this necessary if we are only changing planes and not actually planning to set foot on Mexican soil?
I found a link with more detailed information, but it's all in Spanish.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2016
butterfly reserve  (3 Answers)

Is it worth going to "butterfly reserve", Angangueo, in 1st week of Aug ? Is there a fee to enter ? I am expecting to have a rental car for the my family of 5. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2016
Driving from MEX DF to Acalpulco  (4 Answers)

Is it safe to drive ? A family of 5 in a rental car. What is the best rental Co with out being ripped off by high insurance fee ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2016
Travelling alone  (4 Answers)

A 21 year old young lady I know has a 17 hour stop-over at Mexico City between flights. She wants to know whether it would be safe for her to visit the city for a few hours on her own. She is worried because she has been told of risks of kidnapping etc. Any hints as how to make her visit into the city as safe as possible? Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 12, 2016
Lufthansa Economy Flights  (1 Answer)

Greetings all,

Firstly; I prefer to add my flight search reference, for more clarity.

(CAIRO : MEXICO CITY - One Way - 1 or 8 or 15th of June 2016)

Does anyone knows if Lufthansa has removed the economy level or it is just a matter of time?
Also I'd like to know; how to get the cheapest flight by Lufthansa.!!

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2015
Mariposas!  (9 Answers)

We have a week in Mexico City, starting 8th March 16. We would like to visit the butterfly reserve.... what is the best way to get there please? Would prefer it if we could go by bus... Maybe stay overnight?. Any suggestions would be gratefully received. Many thanks, Sue


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 28, 2015
Running trails and hotels nearby

I was wondering if someone could suggest a place/neighborhood/street to stay that is in close proximity to running trails. I've heard Bosque de Chapultepec is a great place to run but I'm a bit confused with how assessible it is. I've read there are certain times the park is open and I'm not sure if it's gated and need to enter at certain locations. It's also difficult to get a sense of how far certain neighborhoods are from this park. Ideally I would love to get up in the morning and go for a jog but not have to worry about running too far on busy streets before getting to a nice trail. Any information on Bosque de Chapultepec or other trails in the city would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2015
Mexican retailers  (1 Answer)

Hi there,
I was just wanting to get some names of big fast-fashion (Zara, Forever 21, H&M-like) retailers that are Mexican owned.
I'm struggling to find any information anywhere
Thanks, RT


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2015
Sufficient funds for length of stay in Mexico  (2 Answers)

Could somebody please specify the amount of sufficient funds for staying in Mexico for a sum of 14 days? noting that I have a friend there who's offering accommodation and food.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2015
Suggestions to get a cab from the airport to the city  (3 Answers)

I am traveling to the DF next October getting there around 9:30 pm. Any suggestions on how to get a reasonable priced taxi from the airport to a city hotel?
Thanks,
Pablo


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2015
Need information about the Meico  (6 Answers)

What are the best places in Mexico and what is the famous food of Mexico ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 31, 2015
Cell Phone use  (2 Answers)

Are disposable phones available for purchase in Mexico City? I would like to be able to use a phone GPS


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2015
Day of the dead  (6 Answers)

Hola,
Where is the best place for Day of the dead celebrations in Mexico. Travelling with a friend, we want to experience authentic Mexico and not too commercial.
Muchas gracias in advance
Tricia


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 01, 2015
Family of 6 moving to Mexico City- Need advise!  (5 Answers)

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!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2014
beauty salon  (1 Answer)

I am trying to find a high end beauty salon chain in mexico city


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 09, 2014
Day trips to Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe, Puebla & Cholula , Taxco and Cuernavaca  (3 Answers)

Hey all

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 again!

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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 09, 2014
Vegetarian (No fish/ No Meat) in Mexico City  (5 Answers)

Hey all
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)

Thanks :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 02, 2014
Dancing in the Plaza de la Ciudadela  (1 Answer)

I understand that the dancing (danzón) in the Plaza de la Ciudadela starts around noon on Saturdays.
Any idea what time it ends?
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2014
Metro Bus 4 from airport to Downtown. TDF Card and MetroBus Card  (4 Answers)

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!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2014
Can I get a on arrival (business)visa for Mexico if I hold a valid US B1/B2 visa?  (2 Answers)

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


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2014
Mexico City to San Miguel Allende/Guanajuato by bus, what town to use as base.  (4 Answers)

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?
Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2014
Childrens Clothing Boutiques

Hi, I am looking for nice childrens clothing boutiques in Mexico City or surrounding areas that carry a variety of brands. Any advice? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2014
Christmas 2014  (1 Answer)

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?
Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2014
Maimonides  (3 Answers)

Where is the statue of Maimonides in or near Polanco?



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