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Old 02-14-2006, 04:10 PM   #1
 
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Alright it's almost time, got a few last minute questions.

Mexico City - Hostel Moneda, receives a lot of praise, anyone been? I ask cuz reading the reviews, they all came from groups of 40+. We're all twenty-somethings, so I'm just wondering how it is for a group of drunken college kids?

Money - people say just bring US dollars cuz most people there prefer that over pesos...is that true? If so, that's kinda sad.

Club scene - being a resort town, would acapulco nightclubs be pretty relaxed about dress code? Would I look like a doofus if I show up in shorts and sandals? I'll have shoes and jeans from the trip down, but I don't wanna bring more than necessary.

Sights to see - Mexico City seems to have quite a bit to see, so i'm alright there, but acapulco, other than taxco, seems to be pretty devoid of all but beachs and clubs. That'll satisfy my friends but there's gotta be something else to feed the fledgling traveller hunger in me...any ideas?

Alright that's all I can think of for now, any help is appreciated!
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That's the case for much of Latin America, and Mexico is no exception... While it's handy to have the dollar almighty present (sometimes you get some killer deals with them) I prefer to withdraw the local money and use that, simply so as not to perpetuate the hegemony of the US dollar... that and it's way more fun calculating and handling foreign currency!
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