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Mexico

Marveling at a Mayan Palace 1300 years old, Palenque as parrots scream and howler monkeys growl in the emerald jungle, sweating around you. This is Mexico. Slip of a sandy beach surrounded by palm trees and turquoise waves of the Pacific warm in Puerto Vallarta. This, too, is Mexico. Dinner on salmon enchiladas and chrysanthemum salad at a fusion restaurant in Mexico City, dancing all night at a local high-energy Guadalajara, kayaking at dawn past a colony of sea lions in Baja California – all these are unique experiences in Mexico. Each visitor goes home with their own unforgettable images. Such a big country, halfway between temperate and tropical zones, reaching 5 kilometers into the sky and extends over 10,000 km from its coast, a city of 19 million people at its center and a myriad of small people around the world, can not fail to offer a variety of options for the human adventure.

Mexico is what we do. Its billions of dollars from the tourism industry is adept at satisfying those who like their travel easy. But the adventure is what undoubtedly will if you take a few steps out of the way pre-packaged. Activity based tourism, ecotourism, community tourism and real – the kind that actually helps preserve the local environment – are developing rapidly in rural areas. The opportunities to get to spectacular wild places in Mexico and interaction with local communities are bigger than ever – canyoning world class near Monterrey or cooking lessons in the Veracruz area of ​​hiking the cloud forests in Oaxaca and snorkeling in the coral reefs of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Planning your first trip to Mexico? Be prepared for more crowds, noise, bustle and the poverty of what we’re used to, especially if it’s your first trip outside the developed world. But do not worry – most Mexicans will be more than happy to help you feel at home in their country. Invest a little time before you go on learning, even just a couple of Spanish phrases – every word I know to make your trip a little easier and more enjoyable.

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Before Cancun and Ixtapa, Acapulco was the original city of the parts of Mexico. With stunning yellow beaches and nightlife of 24 hours, which was called. “Pacific Pearl” During its heyday, Acapulco was the playground for the rich and famous as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, John F. . Jacqueline Kennedy and his wife honeymooned here. It was immortalized in films like Fun in Acapulco Elvis TV at sea.

Honduras

Like its neighbors, Honduras is undergoing major changes: a growing tourist economy (cruise in Roatan?), A scene of political growth, globalization and the whole thing, including maquilas, free trade agreements – heck, Sunlight day, including time-saving application for a second time. Honduras remains deeply rooted in a two-front war against gangs and HIV / AIDS. Illegal logging is becoming another concern (you know where this new mahogany chest of wine?) And a key issue between the growth of the environmental community in Honduras.

However, most Hondurans you’ll find are very relaxed, though not disinterested, certainly disinclined to do much more to be done in politics and world affairs. And apart from the people-pull, nature has its own drawcards here in Honduras. Kawai Jeannette National Park offers up white sand beaches, abundant howler monkeys and snorkel and Lake Yojoa in the lake region of Honduras has world class bird watching, waterfalls and national parks pending. Backpackers love Utila for its cheap food, accommodation and fantastic diving.

Honduras today is a place of change, too fast for those who want to remain the country ‘to discover’ too slow for those frustrated by the persistence of remnants of the days of the “Banana Republic”, whether undue influence foreign or lax enforcement of environmental laws. Hondurans take everything in stride, and travelers with an open mind and a little Spanish will find many fascinating conversations in the store.

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