Mexico City: Still under the radar for most tourists

Posted on July 24, 2014 • Filed under: Mexico, TRAVEL reported… An ancient megalopolis built in a drained lake rimmed by mountains, Mexico City consistently flies under the radar. Lacking the samba-steeped allure of Rio de Janeiro or the chic intellectualism of Buenos Aires, Latin America’s biggest city has failed to shed an unfair reputation for crime and pollution.

BICYCLES on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City. On Sundays the center lanes of this broad avenue are closed to vehicular traffic. — HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/ THELMADATTER

But Mexico City also feels like a city on the up, benefiting from more than a decade of progressive municipal administrations that cleaned up the atmosphere, legalized gay marriage, introduced a bike-sharing scheme and spruced up the austere historic center.

With excellent weather, vibrant history and one of the best dining scenes in the Americas, Mexico City is finally getting the attention it deserves.

Here are tips for getting the most out of a trip to Mexico City from Reuters, whose 2,600 journalists in all parts of the world offer visitors the best local insights. Read Article

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