Mexico & Central America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Mexico City -- without anxiety?

Jump to last reply

My partner and I spend 6 days in Mexico City in Nov last year.

I absolutely loved it. It was so dynamic, so cool, so ancient, so stylish, so delicious. We were there over Dia de Los Muertos and ate in many excellent restaurants, including Izote and Contramar.

I speak a fair amount of Spanish, but my partner, who is a big white dude, doesn't. We only took taxis called by our hotel or the restaurant we were visiting, otherwise I mostly walked and once or twice took the bus (subway was too crowded for me). We felt scared a lot of the time.

I would really love to go back for a longer stay, but don't know where to start to get a better handle on how to avoid trouble.

If anyone has suggestions about neighborhoods, taxi strategies, guides, etc. Or any other personal insight on how to travel in Mexico City safely, they would be much appreciated.

10 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 10 days backpacking in Costa Rica
  2. 2 Food at Leon airport?
  3. 3 Food at Leon airport?
  4. 4 Help choosing Spanish course - Mexico / Guatemala?
  5. 5 Embera Village
  6. 6 condos within walking distance of marina/downtown cabo???
  7. 7 Bosque del Cabo question-is Phillip good with kids?
  8. 8 Arco Iris or Fonda vela - Monteverde accommodation
  9. 9 Belize Honeymoon-What not to miss!
  10. 10 Costa Rica & Panama
  11. 11 Tips re Puerto Vallarta
  12. 12 La Casa Que Canta versus Capella Ixtapa
  13. 13 Tela and La Ceiba
  14. 14 How safe is Roatan, Honduras?
  15. 15 March/April weather
  16. 16 luxury hotels in Panama City with great location
  17. 17 Help! Belize or Costa Rica
  18. 18 Belize vs. Costa Rica
  19. 19 Trip Report One Week in Southern Belize
  20. 20 Costa Rica Vacation with child.
  21. 21 Just added three nights to Costa Rica Vacation - Leaving this Friday!
  22. 22 Last minute Cancun trip must do's?
  23. 23 Costa Rica four nights
  24. 24 One Day San Jose
  25. 25 Visiting Machu Picchu, Cusco for 7 days.
View next 25 » Back to the top