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Hola! I have about 9 days in early October to spend in Mexico. It'll still be hurricane season, I so I'd like to be somewhere with less chance of being in the path of a storm. I can't decide between Guanajuato or Oaxaca. The former will have the big arts event Festival Internacional Cervantino on while I'm there and is close to San Miguel de Allende and other colonial towns (and is also cheaper/closer to fly into); the latter I'm attracted to as it seems more 'authentic', with market towns…

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My girlfriend and I are flying into Mexico City in January, on our first big overseas trip, and are just trying to roughly plan our trip. I have been looking on the internet and looking at travel books and brochures quite a bit. the more I look at them all though the harder it gets. What I cant distinguish is whether somewhere is actually worth going to or it is just written up to be better than it is.

Our plan is to go through Mexico to end up in Belize. Going off the map it makes sense to go…

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Oaxaca

Am I the only gringo who has a terrible problem pronouncing this place. I have googled Oaxaca so many times because there is just nothing in the word that gives me a clue as to the pronunciation, and I'm always forgetting waa-haca.

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With the help of suggestions on this forum, I spent 8 wonderful days in San Cristobal, studying Spanish at Instituto Jovel and living with a very nice family. Although the rainy season has begun, most of the days are warm and sunny, while the nights are a bit cold. San Cristobal is a beautiful little town in the mountains with clean air and plenty to do.

I spent my first night at Hotel Diego Mazariegos, since I got a great deal on Expedia, although breakfast is not included. The little museums…

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There are too many people selling trinkets at the Teotihuacan archaeological site, and they're too pushy. It detracts from the experience of visiting an extraordinary place.

I feel bad saying that, because I really do respect the fact that people need to earn a living, and I want them to be able to continue to do so.

But there has to be a better way to organize this.

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This summer, our family (2 adults and two teenagers) are planning to stay in Riviera Maya for one week in August. We've been thinking about staying at the Grand Sirenis, but I still have a few questions before we book anything.

-Is the snorkeling off the beach any good? (What kind of marine life?)

-Is there any sandy parts of the beach? (I've heard there are lots of rocks...)

-Is there a lot of seaweed on the beach, and is the seaweed so bad that the beach is no good for swimming?

-What sort…

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Solo traveller wondering whether it's safe to cycle alone around the island. I'm not an experienced rider but I want to see it at a leisurely pace. Bad idea?

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I just went to an BBVA/Bancomer ATM in Mexico City to withdraw some cash from my US bank account. I am accustomed to doing this at assorted ATMs in Mexico. The service charge is usually in the MX$25-35 range. Plus the donation you're usually asked for (and which I usually give).

But today, at the BBVA/Bancomer ATM, the service charge was going to be MX$81. (Unless I misread the ATM screen, which is possible but not likely). That's just ridiculous. As it happens, that's almost 10% of the total…