A travel guide comes in handy when visiting Mexico. Travel agencies furnish visitors with all the information they need to enjoy their stay in the country. However, what most of them fail to share is information on the things to keep off to enjoy vacationing in Mexico.
Visiting the country remains the best thing to do. Here are things to know before embarking on a Mexican trip:
1. The ‘Slogan Don’t Drink The Water’ Is True
Enjoy Mexico and its beauty, but be careful of who is selling you water. It does not matter whether you need water to brush your teeth or if it is for drinking. Mexico has people selling water not safe for consumption.
The packaging might seem authentic, but most sellers are smart people in need of money and will sell any water to be paid. Always ensure you get your water from the right shops. Your travel agent can recommend brands known to sell safe water.
2. Avoid Displaying Your Valuables To Strangers
Just like in any other country across the world, don’t openly showcase your valuables to strangers while vacationing in Mexico. Even people who come across as vacationers can be thieves. Showing your pricey items to the public might attract the wrong attention, especially those with bad intent.
3. During Rush Hour, The Metro System Is The Last Option
Everybody hates traffic or even crowded places, especially if visiting a new place. Thieves exploit crowded places to steal from innocent travelers. Apart from losing valuables, visitors can also easily contract infections and critical diseases. People rush for various reasons, be it catching up taxis buses or even shopping.
Like most cities, rush hours run early in the morning up to around 10 am. In the evenings, the rush hours begin at around 5 pm to 8 pm when most people commute from work. They rush to buy things before heading home or even catching a bus. Avoid the Metro System during such hours to evade getting stuck in the track.
4. Waiters Don’t Bring Bills Unless Asked To
Most Mexican restaurants hire professionals with respect for clients. They let customers have what they want and pay later when done eating. They do not rush their customers with bills unless they request to make payment.
Take time when dining at local Mexican restaurants because they are at the Clients’ service at any time of day or night.
5. Learn Some Simple Española Words
Duolingo is one of the best Mexican guidebooks available online. Use it to learn simple Spanish words for requesting food and etiquette words such as thank you and welcome. The guidebook features easy terms to help learn how to ask for directions or even just be polite in the local language.
Remember it’s a Spanish speaking country, so most people use the local language to communicate. Therefore, English is not the only language in use because most locals do not speak or understand English.
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