Mexico

North America

Overview

Average Costs  |  Being Vegetarian  |  Useful Local Phrases  |  Coffee  |  What to Wear  |  Articles & Adventures  |  Blog Entries
 

Yep, I've been here! Information coming soon!

Average Costs

The daily total includes all lodging, food, booze, transportation, sightseeing, visas, etc. I don't include the money I spend on gifts for friends and I do not include the flight price.

Being Vegetarian in Mexico

Language Meaning Phrase / Pronunciation

Spanish

chicken stock / bouillon
(also caldo de pollo)
consome de pollo
cohn-soh-meh deh poi-yo

Does this have animal products? Esto tiene productos de animales?
eh-stoh tyeh-neh proh-dook-tohs deh ah-nee-mah-lehs?

Does this have chicken stock? Tiene caldo de pollo?
tyeh-neh cahl-doh deh poi-yo?

I am vegetarian soy vegetarian(a fem.)(o male)
soy ve-he-TAH-ree-YAH-nah

I don't eat meat, chicken, or fish no como carne, pollo o pescado 

Is this made with water or chicken stock?
(handy for asking about the gallo pinto)
Está hecho con agua o caldo de pollo? 

no meat, no chicken, no fish ni carne, ni pollo, ni pescado
nee CAR-ne, nee POY-o, nee pes-CA-do

with vegetables instead of mean (chicken), please con verduras en lugar de carne (pollo) por favor 

Useful Local Phrases for Mexico

Language Meaning Phrase / Pronunciation

Spanish

health / Cheers! salud
sah-LOOD

pure life / Cheers!
(means; Pure Life)
(Costa Rica)
pura vida
POO-rah VEE-dah

giddy up
(use it slangly like you do in English for "let's go" or "get going")
arre
ah-rre

Coffee

Same as most countries where the default is instant coffee. You can ask for milk and you might get it.

What to Wear

This certainly varies all over Mexico. On the beaches of the Mayan Riviera, you can wear almost whatever you want. But in Mexico City, you will find the local women all wearing jeans, t-shirts or blouses, and tennis shoes. I felt comfortable in a knee-length skirt and was okay in my above-the-knee dress but barely. The only shoe I brought was a pair of Tevas but I certainly looked like a tourist in them!

Articles & Adventures

Helpful information and fun adventures!

Blog Entries

More of a personal nature, my un-related diary-like (hmmm or blog-like?) daily thoughts and activities; the things that don't warrant their own article/adventure post.