Where is the best place to experience Mexico

Old Jan 18th, 2009, 09:24 AM
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Where is the best place to experience Mexico

We, 2 couples in our 50's are thinking about visiting Mexico this year. My husband and I are fluent in spanish and want to avoid the torist areas. We want to experience the culture, get great authentic food, and do a little shopping. Where would you suggest we go?
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Old Jan 18th, 2009, 09:43 AM
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Mexico is a big country, with many different areas. I'm thinking that you're more interested in areas in the interior of Mexico, since you didn't mention an interest in a beach. For urban areas, I've visited Mexico City, Oaxaca, San Cristobal, Morelia, Merida and so on. Each has been different. Shopping has been pretty good in all those areas! Food is great in Oaxaca and Mexico City, of course. All of those areas are going to get tourists, but we had a wonderful time in all of those cities. I've been to Oaxaca twice (over a number of years) and maybe that would be a good place to start.
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I am in Guadalajara right now and it is definitely the least touristy of cities I have been to in Mexico. Beautiful architecture and so far we have seen very few Americans.

I have also been to Merida and enjoyed it very much too. It depends on what else you want to do and if you want to the Yucatan or the Pacific side.
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Oh man there are so many good places, but i have to say that one of my favourites cities is Mazatlan, i mean, have you ever imagined waking up every morning to warm ocean breeze and the sound of the surf crashing on the beach? OMG it is the best down there. Specially right now cuz there are so many good projects going on, my family just bought a condo at this new tower called Torrenza, it will be the tallest building in the whole pacific with the craziest most amazing panoramic beach front view of the sea. They´re building it right now but i can´t wait to get there and enjoy the whole thing.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2009, 11:07 AM
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here's your other thread with the same question

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I like the other format so I won't be reading here anymore. Good Luck to all.
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