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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hello...
I would like to get information about Mexico.
Have you ever been there?
What about the food ? How much time do you need to visit some places?
Which are the most exotic places to go ? Like beachs, museums, pyramids, etc...
Thanks in advance!
:D:D

I read the comments to the thread and I found that info for myself and I want to share it so other people can inspire to go...we can make a travel group!!



Mexico, officially known as the United Mexican States, is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico.

Mexico is the fifth-largest country in the Americas by total area and the 14th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of 111 million, it is the 11th most populous country and the most populous Hispanophone country on Earth. Mexico is a federation comprising thirty-one states and a Federal District, the capital city.
In Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica many cultures matured into advanced civilizations such as the Olmec, the Toltec, the Teotihuacan, the Zapotec, the Maya and the Aztec before the first contact with Europeans. In 1521, Spain conquered and colonized the territory, which was administered as the viceroyalty of New Spain which would eventually become Mexico as the colony gained independence in 1821. The post-independence period was characterized by economic instability, territorial secession and civil war, including foreign intervention, two empires and two long domestic dictatorships. The latter led to the Mexican Revolution in 1910, which culminated with the promulgation of the 1917 Constitution and the emergence of the country's current political system. Elections held in July 2000 marked the first time that an opposition party won the presidency from the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
As a regional power, and since 1994 the first Latin American member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Mexico is firmly established as an upper middle-income country, and is considered a newly industrialized country and an emerging power.
The economy is strongly linked to those of its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, especially the United States, as well as tourism, being the world's tenth most visited country with over 21.4 million international arrivals. Mexico boasts a long tradition in the arts, renowned cuisine, and culture.
Around 9,000 years ago, ancient indigenous peoples domesticated corn and initiated an agricultural revolution, leading to the formation of many complex civilizations. Between 1,800 and 300 BCE, many matured into advanced pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations such as: the Olmec, the Teotihuacan, the Maya, the Zapotec, the Mixtec, the Toltec and the Aztec, which flourished for nearly 4,000 years before the first contact with Europeans.
These civilizations are credited with many inventions and advancements in fields such as architecture (pyramid-temples), mathematics, astronomy, medicine and theology. The Aztecs were noted for practicing human sacrifice on a large scale. At its peak, Teotihuacan, containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the pre-Columbian Americas, had a population of more than 150,000 people. Estimates of the population before the Spanish conquest range from 6 million to 25 million.
In the early 16th century, from the landing of Hernán Cortés, the Aztec civilization was invaded and conquered by the Spaniards.Unintentionally introduced by Spanish conquerors, smallpox ravaged Mesoamerica in the 1520s, killing millions of Aztecs, including the emperor, and was credited with the victory of Hernán Cortés over the Aztec empire. The territory became part of the Spanish Empire under the name of New Spain. Much of the identity, traditions and architecture of Mexico were created during the colonial period.

In this pictures we can see a enormous variety of places, from beachs to the city. Magnificent culture! I´ll sure take my camera and take lots of pictures if I go there.


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Comments

  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    Hey there,

    Just spotted this thread in Home, Law & Money so have moved it into travel for you. :)

    TheSite.org does actually have an article about Mexico that you might find is a useful starting point for thinking about your trip:
    http://www.thesite.org/travelandfreetime/travel/thesiteorg/traveltopten/mexico

    Otherwise, there's bound to be people who've been there knocking around TheSite.org. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mexico sounds like a wicked place to travel around. Let us know how it was if you do it! I reckon there won't be any new-age hippies there, either, which is always a travelling-bonus.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what do you mean by new age hippie?

    kind regards!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Poppins27 wrote: »
    what do you mean by new age hippie?

    kind regards!

    You know... people who find themselves while playing poi on a beach. Usually in Thailand, but Brighton'll do.
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