/ The Mexico City Guide
Mexico — By Laura Nazimiec on May 11, 2010 at 9:05 am
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Greetings from Mexico!

Mexico is home to world-class beach resorts, stunning archaeological sites, beautifully restored colonial towns, traditional villages and one of the largest cities in the world.  Vibrant and full of contrasts, Mexico tugs at your emotions and challenges preconceptions.  Anyone who ventures outside the resorts or off the regular tourist trail will experience a country far different than those who stay behind.

I invite you to experience more of Mexico, its people and culture by getting to know its capital and largest city.

Mexico City is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world with a population of more than 19 million residents.  The city’s sheer size alone is enough to make you gasp, especially if you’re seeing it for the first Xochimilco Canals, Mexico Citytime as your plane touches down in Benito Juárez International Airport.

Once the ancient Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán, today Mexico City, the Federal District or Distrito Federal as it’s locally known, is easily one of the most fascinating cities in the world.  Whether you’re just passing through or planning an extended stay, a visit to Mexico City is sure to be a memorable experience.

My name is Laura Nazimiec and I’m excited to assume the role of PlanetEye Traveler’s Mexico City guide.  I recently relocated to Mexico City after a year of backpacking across Latin America.  What attracts me most to Mexico City is the excitement I feel when I step outside in the morning, the bustling open-air markets, colorful festivals and boisterous street life.

Mexico City has a certain energy that I have yet to experience anywhere else in the world.

In a city this large it’s difficult to imagine running out of new sights to discover or places to explore.  From fine art museums, trendy boutiques, world-renowned restaurants and exclusive nightclubs to bullrings, street bazaars, taco stands and cantinas Mexico City has something to spark the interest of every traveler.

I’m looking forward to sharing everything there is to know about this great city, from the most visited tourist attractions to lesser-known and off-the-beaten-path destinations.  From time to time I’ll invite you along as I journey outside of Mexico City to explore the towns and cities located within a few hours drive of the capital.

I hope that you’ll join me.

Photo Credit: Laura Nazimiec


  • Juan Gonzalez says:

    Hey Laura, welcome aboard. Having lived in Mexico City for more than eight years in the past, I can’t wait to rediscover it through your articles so next I’m there I can venture into new alleys. If you ever need help with a finding or mapping a location for anyone of your articles let me know.

  • Laura Nazimiec says:

    Thanks Juan! I hope to highlight some lesser-known destinations along with many of the favorites. I’ll be in touch.

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