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MEXICO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE
WHAT TO EATTacos al pastor (thin slices from spit-roasted pork), street eats like elote (roasted corn coated with salt, chili powder, butter, lime juice, cheese and mayonnaise), escamoles (ant eggs!), cod empanadas and a meal at one of the old-school cantinas (La Operá or El Cardenal).
WHAT TO BRING BACKLucha Libre masks (pick them up around legendary Arena México), coffee from local roasters Café Villarías, a molinillo (wooden hot chocolate frother), and Frida Kahlo or Diego Riviera-themed mementos.
FUN FACTMexico City was actually built on a lake! In the 12th century, the Aztecs founded the city of Tenochtitlan on an islet within Lake Texcoco. After the Spanish conquered it in 1521, they eventually drained the lake and expanded the city into their capital of Mexico City, briefly referred to as Mexico-Tenochtitlan. You can still see remnants of the original Aztec city with a visit to Templo Mayor!
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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