🙂 Beaches. Diving. History. Mayan Ruins. Great food. Tequila.
🙁 Drugs and the Cartel. Tequila.
🙂 Currency: Mexican Peso
THREE things we did not know about Mexico”
- More Americans migrate to Mexico than any other nationality! In May 2019, Mexican official statistics estimated that the US-born population had reached 799,000. That’s quadruple what it was in 1990 and probably still a modest estimate. The US Embassy in Mexico City puts the actual number at around 1.5 million.
- In Mexico City the once beloved green VW beetle is nearly extinct! The capital’s taxis are now four-door vehicles with a rear trunk, like in most major world cities. At least one white and green taxi can still be seen: in a museum in Berlin. It was sent by Mexico City in 2008 as a gift, in a sort of return-to-sender gesture after a 50-year love affair.
- Despite the stereotype that Mexican women are constantly abused, women in Mexico are actually quite privileged. In Mexico City there are women-only buses and special sections for women on the subway.