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Mexico in pictures - Mexico Baja California
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FCO travel update: The FCO advises against all travel to Ciudad Juarez, advising also against all but essential land crossings between the US and Mexico in Ciudad Juarez. The FCO also advises you exercise extreme caution when travelling on the highways between Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa, as there have been reports of disappearances. Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30. The US Department of State predicts that this year will see a normal hurricane season, with a 70 percent chance of nine to fifteen named storms. If you are travelling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes, typhoons, and other tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery powered or hand-crank radio, and vital documents. Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.
Previously belonging to Colombia, won over by the Spaniards over five centuries ago, Mexico, in certain parts such as the Yucatan Peninsula, has become one of the most successful areas worldwide in terms of tourism today. Visitors should by no means stop at the Yucatan however. Away from the hotels, truly fascinating and inexhaustible sights await. The traveller drifts, mesmerised, through sumptuous archaeological vestiges of past Hispanic civilisations that have since disappeared. Mexico's varying landscape takes the traveller from the Sierra Desert to the tropical rainforest, the central volcanic flatlands or to the Caribbean-like beaches lining the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans.
What about heading out to explore Yucatan's transparent waters? Nothing less than a clear turquoise Caribbean ocean should be expected in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. There is a strong party atmosphere for miles of white sandy coastline, from Cancun to Tulum, all unfolding in the sunshine. You will ...
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In the Guelaguetza auditorium, the crowd rises for the delegation from San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec. The Oaxaqueños (the inhabitants of Oaxaca, capital of the eponymous state, one hour flight South of Mexico city) have celebrated since the dawn of age Los Lunes el Cerro (literally the "Mondays of the hill"), ...
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