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Ten Awesome Things to Do in Mexico City

Ten Awesome Things to Do in Mexico City

Mexico City is a behemoth.  Around 22 million people live here, and it has a reputation for being dirty, dangerous and choked with traffic. Unfortunately earthquakes in Mexico City have been known to occur too, with a serious one hitting in September 2017.  However, I didn’t find CDMX any more dangerous than any other big city in the world, and if you skip Mexico City on your Mexico vacation you are seriously missing out.  With a UNESCO listed historic centre,…

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A Favela Tour in Rio – Interesting but Intrusive?

A Favela Tour in Rio – Interesting but Intrusive?

Rio is (in)famous for its maze-like favelas which surround the city, climbing high onto the hills overlooking the bay.  Previously very dangerous and no-go areas for tourists, in recent years the police have made a concerted effort to pacify the favelas, meaning that tours around these fascinating places are now possible.  However, if you decide to take a favela tour in Rio there are several things to consider before you sign up. Need somewhere to stay in Rio?  Check prices…

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Free Walking Tour of Mexico City: Estación Mexico

Free Walking Tour of Mexico City: Estación Mexico

I am often sceptical about walking tours, preferring to wander around a city by myself at my own pace.  However, when I was invited by Estación Mexico to join their free walking tour of Mexico City, how could I turn them down?! Find accommodation in Mexico City on Booking.com or Hostelworld.com The Mexico City free walking tour meets at every day at 11am in front of the Cathedral, and the guides are easy to spot wearing bright pink t-shirts & holding…

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