Mexico

Top 10 Things

  • What NOT to do
  • What to do
  • Do not flush toilet paper down the toilet. The sewer systems are unable to handle it. Throw it in the trash can. --Carissa
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  • Do not think that everyone speaks English. I would say a lot of people who work in touristic places, restaurants, hotels, etc, might have English knowledge, but it is a very low part of the population who can speak fluent English --Cocoo
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  • Is very hard for Mexicans to say the word "no", they will try to find other ways to soft it out and don't piss you of by rejecting you in any type of way. Do not be confused if someone can't directly tell you no and will say things like "maybe later" or "next time" --Cocoo
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  • Do not drink water from the sink. It is not drinkable and you could end up very sick. Try to brush your teeth with water from a water bottle and in restaurants, when you ask for water it will always be from a bottle so do not worry! --Cocoo
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  • When a mexican says "Ahorita" that literally means right now, it does not necessarily means right now, it could be in a bit, in 30 minutos, in an hour. You really need to figure out by yourself. Do NOT expect for something to happen "ahorita" when someone tells you so --Cocoo
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  • Do not come empty handed if someone invites you to their house. Maybe the owner from the house will say you don't need to bring anything; you do need. Nobody will say anything but they could think you are rude or inconsiderate. It could be litearally anything, usually food --Cocoo
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  • do not ever dare to talk bad about Mexico. Whatever you said might be truth, but mexicans hate to hear the truth facts. No reason whi the country is in its current state. --Arnaldo
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  • Unlike other latino cultures, Mexico is very shame/honor based. Don't shame someone in front of others or the public in any way, they will take it very deeply. Tell them in private if possible if you need to --Oregano55
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  • Do not be afraid to talk to strangers or ask for help! Mexicans are very friendly and willing to help as much as they can. --Cocoo
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  • When walking into a restaurant, say "provecho" or "provechito" to the people who are eating, it means "Bon Appetit" and is the polite thing to do --Cocoo
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  • Carry small bills (20 pesos). Lots of small shops don't keep change on hand. It can be hard to break even a 100 peso bill. --RNicholson
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  • If you come to a wedding you need to practice "Payaso de rodeo" that is a typical dance with a very easy coreography. Everybody would be amazed and would love the fact that you at least have a basic idea of the dance. It is not only for weddings, but all family parties --Cocoo
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  • If you are gonna be using public transportation try to have change around, as the subway ticket has a cost of $0.25 and the bus is usually around $0.50 and they won't have change for big bills --Cocoo
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  • If you have the chance, ask for someone else to call you a taxi. It is very common that taxi drivers rise up their rates if they realize you are a foreginer --Cocoo
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  • Eat street food! It is the best one; always delicious, it can get as cheap as $1 and there is plenty of options --Cocoo
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  • Adapt to meal times. In Mexico usually breakfast is around 9:30-11:30 and lunch can go from 2pm to 4pm, dinner can be as late as 9pm --Cocoo
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  • Try showering everyday. Everyone does so and for Mexicans personal hygiene is very important --Cocoo
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  • Mexicans say "yes" with their finger, by moving their index finger up and down. If you as a foreigner use it, people will think is super cool. --Cocoo
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  • If you ask if something is spicy and they tell you it isn't, it is. If they say it is spicy, then it is super spicy so probably avoid it if you are not used to spicy food. EVERYTHING is a bit spicy --Cocoo
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