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Old 02-15-2005, 05:52 PM   #1
 
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Hey everyone,
Well, I'm leaving again this summer...this time I'm going to Cuernavaca, Mexico for a 3 month Spanish immersion program. Here's my question...should I be any MORE concerned/obviously wary on my own out there (and in Mexico City) than in other countries? I've done loads of solo travel though Eastern Europe and Italy and Paris, I lived in Dublin for a year, blah, blah. Basically, I have no fear of it, I've got plenty of street smarts. But tons of people are scaring me with horror stories about being a solo woman there that are pretty daunting. What do you think? Obviously, I'm going no matter what anyone says, but I'm just looking to get more opinions!
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Oh, also, any recommendations for me while I'm there? Gracias!
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No mexico is cool if you're past the tourist areas. Just be cool about stuff and learn spanish fast...


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yeah, watch out at the border towns...there have been some travel warnings recently, but yo should be fine when u get a little further in
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Central America is loaded with culture...if you get over to the south eastern side of the country you can check out the Mayan sites and some rainforests...

Oh btw, if I remember correctly you are from around Chicago...wanted to mention we are planning another meet-up (link ) I think that you had expressed intrest in the last one!
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Cool! I did that when I was in college (Are you going to Cemenahuac by any chance?)
You'll get used to the Hissing/staring dudes and it's all good B) .
Cuernavaca is pretty nice and I was nervous about going to Mexico City alone but after the first trip I was addicted. It has it's rough parts and can be pretty scary but I never had any problems.
The only place I DID have a problem was Taxco which is also close to Cuernavaca and deffinatly worth visiting. But my handy pepper spray solved the problem of the horney phycho there and it's a beautiful and pleasant place otherwise.
Have Fun! I know I did.
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This should go without saying, but be careful not to be alone late at night. I found myself at a bus stop alone one night (I was 19) because my friends left me with a guy at a club and I didn't want to go back to his hotel with him. While I was waiting for the bus, a horny local stopped his car and started pleasing himself in front of me... lucky for me the bus was coming, but who knows what else could have happened? I like the pepper spray idea too.
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