easy to read map of Mexico for your Mexican holidayUSING A CHEAP PHRASE BOOK
In less than an hour from Mexico City indians may be found in the valleys who even today speak little Spanish. Sherwood Shaw bought a cheap English-Toltec phrase book. No one's gonna fool Sherwood and sell her souvenirs at inflated tourist prices. A foot taller than anyone else in the valley BIG Sherwood boards the local bus with her new phrase book which was incomprehensible to poor Sherwood. When Sherwood would say hi, I'm from Westchester, the locals would hear I am a dumb broad and politely turn away before collapsing in giggles. Sherwood explains: So, using the phrase suggested in the book, I asked a woman about the bus route. She contained her hysteria but I could see the other passengers convulsing as my words were passed down the bus via Toltec whisper. Off the bus everyone waived and smiled. So now the only words I dared use were Hello; thank you which was understood as Hello I am a stupid shoe.
Chapultapec Park Mexico CityCHAPULTAPEC PARK
Charming spots abound in Chapultapec Park. Over 2,100 acres of greenery, woods, playgrounds, zoo, botanical gardens, and museums adorn this park that few cities in the world have.
Dominating it all is Chapultapec castle. The Museum of Modern Art is set in a sculptured garden in the park.
The Museum of Natural Hsitory as well as the world-famous Museum of Anthropology are also found within the park.
Once a hunting ground for the Aztecs then home to the Emperor Maximilian, now Chapultapec is the weekend playground for the capital.

elegance of Mexico City's Zona RosaTHE PINK ZONE (Zona Rosa)
Elegance in the Pink Zone (Zona Rosa) echoes of Europe past.
No one knows how this area got its name. Home of swank boutiques, gourmet restaurants in 24 square blocks.
Some of the shops include Appel; Aries; Cartier; Gucci; Bustamente.
Bars include La Mancha; La Cucaracha; Jorongo Bar.
Numerous outdoor cafes for great people watching. Niza is the main street of the Zona Rosa. Turn off Niza into some of the little side-streets and you're in Greenwich Village Mexico City style.

Entrance to Chapultapec Park Ave ReformaMUSUEMS TO SEE IN MEXICO CITY
A Chapultapec Park entrance near Ave Reforma.
In the park be sure to visit the Museum of Modern Art as well as the Museum of Natural History and don't forget the Museum of Anthropology.
And of course Chapultapec Castle. Which is now the National History Museum.

IF you're bringing children to the park visit the Papalote Children's Museum; one of the largeest and most technologicaly sophisticated touch and do museums in the world. Over 250 interactive exhibits relate to art, science, and technology. Computerized games are both fun for children and the young at heart.
The National Art Museum is found at Tacuba 8 about a half-block from Bellas Artes. The Mexico City Museum at Pino Suarez 30 is another downtown must see.
The Diego Rivera Studio and Museum is located on Diego Rivera 2 in San Angel. The Frida Kahlo Museum is at Londres 247 in Coyoacan.

Diana fountainFountains and superb statues dot and enhance the entire city of Mexico.
The Museum of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is located in Plaza of the Americas. This is one of Mexico's holiest shrines. Drive up Insurgentes Norte then turn right at the Lindavista Cinema. It was here in 1531 Saint Juan Diego saw a vision of the Virgin Mary.
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