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Officially known as the United Mexican States, Mexico has 31 free and sovereign states that include Federal District, Baja California, Chiapas, Colima, Durango, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Veracruz, and Zacateca, to name a few. It is a federal republic in North America. Bordered by the United States, the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea, the country is the fifth largest country in the Americas and is the 13th largest independent nation in the world.

 

What to see & do

The spots to be explored within Mexico include Chapultepec, Tulum, National Anthropology Museum, Chichen Itza, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Historic Centre of Mexico City (Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México), Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan, Coba, and Frida Kahlo Museum, among others. Focusing on Chapultepec, Tulum, and the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan, Chapultepec is also commonly referred to as the ‘Bosque de Chapultepec’. It is among the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere. Measuring at around 686 hectares or around 1,700 acres, the park functions as an ecological space in the city. It is the first and most important of all, Mexico City’s ‘lungs’. There’s also Tulum, which has ruins that are atop 12-metre or 39-feet tall cliffs, by the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city, and serves as one of Cobá’s major ports. The Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan, also known as the Templo Mayor or Great Temple, was, at one point, among the main temples of the Aztecs within Tenochtitlan, currently Mexico City. The temple has been called huei teocalli in Nahuatl language. It is believed that the temples are dedicated to Huitzilopochtli, god of war; and Tlaloc, god of rain and agriculture. 

 

How to get around within Mexico

Getting around Mexico can be done by bus, train, or by thumb, to name a few. The passenger trains in Mexico are very limited, with only a couple lines in operation. The Chihuahua Pacific Railway line, pulls out during mornings from both ends of the line, one from from Los Mochis on the Pacific coast, across from Baja California, and the other from Chihuahua in the east, towards the southern part of El Paso, Texas. The lines roughly pass each other midways by Divisadero and Barrancas Copper Canyon stations at an altitude of 2,100 metres or 7,000 feet. The route for the line traverses between Chihuahua City, Los Mochis and Topolobampo, closer to the coast in Sinaloa state through the Copper Canyon. Train in Jalisco travels from Guadalajara to the tequila distilleries north of Amatitlán. Additionally, Mexico City and Monterrey has the option of taking the subway since the two cities have subway service available. The buses mostly stop by many smaller stations along the way that makes for a longer trip. It is recommended to take the express buses or directo. Most of the buses are comfortable with washrooms and movies available on board. Some of the bus companies that operate around Mexico include ABC (Autobuses de la Baja California), ADO (Autobuses De Oriente), Autovias, Herredura Plus, Grupo Flecha Roja, Aguila, TUFESA, and Primera Plus, Flecha Amarilla, to name a few. An option to be explored for transportation includes travelling by thumb or hitchhiking, although varying by region. 

 

How to get there

As the airport that serves Mexico, Mexico City International Airport, or officially known as Benito Juárez International Airport, is the country’s busiest airport. It operates flights to and from Acapulco, Ciudad Victoria, Colima, McAllen, Boston, Buenos Aires, Rio de janeiro, Tokyo, Guadalajara, Dallas, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Bogotá, San José de Costa Rica, San Salvador, London, Lima, Havana, New York, Detroit, Madrid, Amsterdam, Santiago de Chile, Munich, Cancún, São Paulo, Denver, Phoenix, and Fort Lauderdale, via airlines such as Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air France, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Avianca, Avianca Costa Rica, Avianca El Salvador, Avianca Peru, British Airways, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, Cubana de Aviación, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, Interjet, KLM, LAN Airlines, LAN Perú, Lufthansa, Magnicharters, Southwest Airlines, TAM Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways, VivaAerobus, and Volaris.

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