10 days Mexico itineray
Replies: 33 - Last Post: Feb 3, 2013 1:33 PM Last Post By: victor1234567
Jan 22, 2013 2:37 PM
Jan 22, 2013 3:17 PM
31Did not do Taxco. That trip we actually swung around from Oaxaca, through Veracruz state and back to Mexico City (it's abbreviated D.F., not MC ;). Think the whole trip was 10 days or so (only one night in Puebla). So my travel style tends to be "in-motion", so it doesn't sound like too much to me. That said, you won't regret having more time for either Mexico City or Oaxaca if you drop Taxco. With a car in Oaxaca you can visit some off the beaten path sites like Yagul.
Jan 22, 2013 5:23 PM
32Oaxaca is not-to-be-missed. It is the culinary heart of Mexico--la tierra de los siete moles (get off the tourist track for the best food and be sure to sample some mescals), it is beautiful, and for the literary crowd, it is where Malcolm Lowry wrote Under the Volcano (be sure to visit his fave bar--La Farola). Monte Alban is worth the time if you're into archeological sites.
In and around Mexico city, the neighborhood of Coyoacan is great--there you can visit the home of Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo and the parque central is quaint and home to a few good restaurants. There are plenty of parks and museums to see, too. Teotihuacan is fantastic.
My two cents on transport: The Mexican bus system is the best of 35 countries I've been to, including my own--busses leave on time about every hour, are cheap and comfortable. It is also fine to rent a car and not threatening in my estimation, but traffic out of the DF is insane.
Feb 3, 2013 1:33 PM
33We are from Scandinavia and have been on several trips to Mexico. Starting off in Mexico City we have rented a car both at the airport and in the city. The city is big but there is absolutely no problem driving, especially with the convenient ring road system it is easy to find the way. Our Spanish is also very bad but we have had no problems with driving, traffic or the various military check points that you need to go through. Also Mexicans are very considerate drivers (or at least more considerate than your average European).
Mexico City is great and I recommend that you stay at least a couple of days. The Coyoacan area is nice. You should try the restaurant Entro Vero which is situated a long the square. Best steaks in Mexico! Also the Frida Kahlo and Archeological museums are interesting.
Oaxaca is about a five hour drive from Mexico City. The town is very nice and the people friendly. A trip to Monte Alban will definitely be worth while and a car is very practical.
You'll pass by Puebla on the way to Oaxaca.
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