If you are interested in studying in Mexico,you’ll need to do your research before hand. From awesome tips on how to visit Mexico safely,to advice on transport and customs, you’ll find everything you need to know before making the trip to Mexico.
Crime is an urgent issue in Mexico,while the stats and stories about crime can be alarming, the threat to travelers is minimal-so it won’t impact your enjoyment.
Please follow the following steps to stay safe. Most of which should really are common sense:
- Use public transport during the day and private in the night.
- Avoid wearing expensive jewelry and only carry small amounts of cash on you.
- Keep an eye on your belongings at all times.
- When withdrawing cash from the ATM, don’t count it.
- Don’t engage in public demonstrations.
- Don’t hail a taxi on the streets.
- Carry a copy of your passport when traveling.
- Keep up to date with current affairs.
To ensure you keep well during your stay in Mexico, it is a good idea to visit your doctor a few months before traveling to enquire if you will require any vaccinations such as those for cholera or hepatitis A and B.When you are in Mexico,only drink bottled or boiled water and be wary of ice in the water if you are not sure of the source.
Languages and Cultures
Although Spanish is spoken by majority of Mexico’s population, there are however 60 indigenous languages spoken with Nahuatl and Mayan languages the most common.More than 82% of the population is roman catholic and many Mexicans are very religious.Mexican people are very friendly and can be somewhat formal most times.Its common to refer to people as senorita. When speaking to an elder or someone you have a relationship with,(such as your teacher),it is best to use the formal pronoun usted instead of the formal tu.
When greeting someone endeavor to make physical contact, usually with a handshake(with stangers) or a small hug and kiss on the cheek(with friends). It is also customary to say bon appetit before eating.or sharing a meal with someone.
In terms of Mexican food, there is far more to it than tacos and burritos (although we wouldn’t say no to either).Mexican food is vibrant, bold and delicious and was even named part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Tortillas, corn and chili are three key ingredients.
As you settle into beautiful Mexico, you’ll feel the need to travel a bit and observe your new found environment. You’ll probably want to travel by using a bus, domestic flight or private car. Mexico is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet and is home to a significant number of world heritage sites, including ancient ruins, colonial cities and natural reserves.
If you want to travel around Mexico via bus, the country has very well developed, affordable and comfortable intercity bus system, offering different classes of service to suit your needs.
Mexico City has a large fast city metro system-like any city, you can expect this to be very busy during weekday rush hours, but its nonetheless very efficient, getting you faster to the city centre than a taxi.
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