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Book by O'Reilly, James
Paperback, 442 pages
Published August 1st 1994 by Travelers' Tales Inc
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Tami
I like the Travelers' Tales series. I have read the other Travelers Tales books on Hong Kong, Central America, and Food. Those were awesome.

This one was harder to get through.

However, there were some chapters I did enjoy. There were 2 chapters on Mexico City that were really great. One chapter focused on the Children's Museum in Mexico City. Another chapter focused on environmental issues in the capital. There was also a hilarious chapter called Mexican Mating Calls. This was about one travele
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Angie
Sep 20, 2007 Angie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone about to leave their comfort zone
I kept this book in my bag for about three months during the winter of 2000 when I had the romantic notion that my boyfriend (at the time) and I would be travelling through Mexico together that coming summer. For three lovely months the various stories and wonderfully descriptive experiences of the authors danced around my head and enabled me to daydream in between seminars about the summer to come. The bf & I broke up and I went to Chile instead /// but it was a really good read.
Mike
Not as good, in my case, as this series' edition on Spain, but living right next to Mexico makes it difficult to simply read and take it all in -- too many personal observations get in the way.

I'm sure that it's a great read for many other people, and some stories did standout quite noticeably.
Michelle
Great book of wide-ranging travel essays on Mexico. I read some while we were in Mexico City and then pulled it back out this winter when I went to the beach. Lots of topics and geographical areas are covered, and it gave me some new places I really want to visit.
Cheryl Schibley
Jun 30, 2009 Cheryl Schibley rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: armchair traveler
A series of short stories from mostly Americans traveling in Mexico. It really makes you want to visit some of the wonderful places talked about in the book.
Tim
Jan 06, 2008 Tim rated it 4 of 5 stars
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There's a great tip in here about waggling your finger warningly to ward off beggars. It really works, and not just in Mexico!
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