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    back from Mexico City...

    And I've come to the conclusion that Mexico City sucks. Wow.

    We stayed in a Crowne Plaza by the WTC and had a convention at the Centro Banamex. This was a 45 minute taxi ride each way through the worst traffic and pollution in the world.

    Ugh...

    I'm so glad to be home. The only up part to the whole trip was interviewing a possible new employee and eating at some GREAT restaurants.

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    I thought about going to mexico city, but after my last stint in Mexico I said **** it...
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    The only good bits in Mexico are the rural parts.

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    I can only get into the southern parts...Mayan riviera....coastal area just before Belize.
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    FC: Good thinking.

    X: Yes. Or the beach areas.

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    Is Mexico City really the largest city on Earth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    Is Mexico City really the largest city on Earth?
    It is when it takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to go 4.5 miles in a taxi.



    Good thing it only cost about 120 pesos ($12-ish).

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    In stats (via Wiki), it looks to be 10th in city population with 8.6 million. However, it is 3rd in metropolitan population with 19.4 million.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    repost

    lol
    did you edit yours?
    It wasn't initally on there..unless I missed it
    at least we posted the same exact links

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    And I've come to the conclusion that Mexico City sucks. Wow.

    Dude, I could of told ya that, lol. But it sure is a big place.... Just flying in and out of the city....WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    And I've come to the conclusion that Mexico City sucks. Wow.
    I was there about 22 years ago - nothing's changed huh?
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    I read a while back, that because of the huge influx of Mexicans from the countryside, into the city, the build up of the slums caused huge sanitary issues. Apparently, tourists were supposed to take eye drops to prevent eye infections brought about by poo dust.

    Because of the huge number of slums with a lack of sewerage, human faeces were dumped and basically dry baked with the intense sun and became powder that floated in the air.

    Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    And I've come to the conclusion that Mexico City sucks. Wow.

    We stayed in a Crowne Plaza by the WTC and had a convention at the Centro Banamex. This was a 45 minute taxi ride each way through the worst traffic and pollution in the world.

    Ugh...

    I'm so glad to be home. The only up part to the whole trip was interviewing a possible new employee and eating at some GREAT restaurants.
    Welcome home.

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    Bala: Yeah - I was just ribbin' ya.

    Chris: No kidding! The city is just so massive since it is in somewhat of a valley. It just keeps getting longer and longer. It's funny when you're coming in you can see the smog as you descend into it and vice versa when departing.

    Jamie: No. Heh...

    Steve: I can certainly tell you that it smelled like that's what happened. The whole city just smells like a sewer. However, just about every big and small city I've been to in Mexico (about 15 proper cities) smell like that. I think it's the 3rd world sewage system. Remember how you aren't supposed to put toilet paper in the toilet? Yeah...

    the_one: I took a few. On the way. Nothing to get excited about.

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    Thinking about taking the family to San Felipe in Baja. Anyone ever been there; comments or advice?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triniwasp View Post
    Thinking about taking the family to San Felipe in Baja. Anyone ever been there; comments or advice?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triniwasp View Post
    Thinking about taking the family to San Felipe in Baja. Anyone ever been there; comments or advice?

    Thanks.
    Buddy of mine goes to Baja pretty often as he lives in Tucson and he loves it. To go to the smaller towns in Mexico, you don't get stuck in any crowds and it is cheaper to travel. However, speaking Spanish will help out a LOT since not many people in Mexico, especially in smaller towns, speak English.

    My wife and I went to Melaque/Barra de Navidad in Jalisco in 2003 and it was grand.

    Good luck and PICS!

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