True or False? Mexico, a place where you expect donkey to be the main form of transportation. Where people live cellphone-free, but not by choice. A country behind in almost every advance of the 21st century. False, false, false!
In fact, Mexico has some of the most advanced technology of our time. Almost everyone over 15 has a cellphone, iPod and, or computer of some kind. Wireless Internet is commonly available at any Starbucks, McDonalds, or plaza and everyone has a Facebook account! True! True! True!
The Internet is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, and with high speed connections it's possible to do that. Using the Internet to contact hotels, car rentals and tour companies is a great idea. I suggest checking out Mexico homes for sale, Mexico real estate, and Mexico retirement for all the best info on visiting Mexico once, making it a permanent vacation spot or a permanent home. This is true!
While it is also true that not everyone has a car, there is a large variety of cars available from Volkswagen, Cherokee, BMW, and Chevrolet. Scooters are the more popular choice in smaller towns, being more fun and easier to park. Bicycles are also popular and a better choice for those environmental-friendly folk.
Another fact, not all Mexicans are drunk on tequila. A lot of Mexicans prefer beer. (Corona, XX, Sol, Bohemia, Pacífico, just to name a few). Others prefer non-alcoholic beverages like Horchata (made from rice milk), Jamaica (made from hibiscus flowers), Tamarindo (made from the pulp of tamarind) and other Aguas (waters) made from different fruits, very tropical and delicious!
It's difficult to get around Mexico, false again! Traveling around Mexico is easy and sometimes very interesting. Cancun international airport is the busiest airport in the country for international passengers. So, with so much traffic flying in and out, it makes coming and going a breeze. Most transportation staff speak some English and can help you get around. Almost everywhere has sign and notices in English (as well as Spanish) to make things even easier. The bus system is equally easy, with buses moving across the country every day. Departures depend on the city, but most larger cities have buses departing to other larger cities 2-3 times a day.
All Mexicans have mustaches! This is yet another false fact. Mexicans look as different as you and me. Although it is a fact that some Mexicans find it easier to grow facial hair than others, having a mustache is not mandatory for every Mexican male.
And to end on a something true... Cacti do grow in a larger number of towns and cities but they are not the only fauna. Mexico has a growing number of tropical plants all over the country. Even though some parts of the country are dry, it still remains a tropical jungle is some areas and very populated in others.
I hope you have enjoyed my fact or false about Mexico and learned something new!
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Region: Mazatlan real estate Thomas Lloyd graduated from Purdue University Krannert School of Management with a degree in Management/Financial Option Investments. He has been living, investing, and working professionally in Mexico for over 15 years. A Mexican Certified Realtor he is the current president of TOPmexicorealestate, you can contact him at (512) 879-6546.
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