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Sirius

Querétaro, Mexico

#1 Dec 31, 2012
Hopefully it will not be too much that we present some videos about Mexico as some Mexicans see it...

I mean, the US commercial media vision will obviously continue to prevail in US psyche, but for those interested (specially Mexicans in the forum), there is an alternative view...

Sirius

Querétaro, Mexico

#2 Dec 31, 2012
Skyscrapers currently in construction or in final phase of planning...

Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#3 Jan 1, 2013
Sirius wrote:
Skyscrapers currently in construction or in final phase of planning...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =C-GSW2fROZsXX
Nice videos. For those that have an interest in skyscrapers here is a link that shows the cities in the world with the most skyscrapers. Hong Kong being #1 and New York City #2 and Mexico City at #20.

Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#4 Jan 1, 2013
Sirius wrote:
Hopefully it will not be too much that we present some videos about Mexico as some Mexicans see it...
I mean, the US commercial media vision will obviously continue to prevail in US psyche, but for those interested (specially Mexicans in the forum), there is an alternative view...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =1mWBxrIyUuoXX
I have driven all over Mexico, and Mexico has some of the best scenery in the world. World class beaches. Canyons deeper then the Grand Canyon of the USA. Beautiful jungle. I used to love to drive these roads. I loved to explore the back-roads into the mountains of the Sierra's, the deserts of Sonora, copper canyon and more. I have driven to cities in Mexico that never see Americans on the off roads. But I like to drive so I can see everything and meet the people on the way. Not just a beach vacation in a resort. But my family and other Mexican families are not doing those drives much anymore as they are very dangerous. Too many Narco road blocks and Corrupt police waiting to take advantage of you. The Baja is a safe drive and I have driven from Utah where I used to live to the tip of the peninsula at least 11 times. Driven to Mexico City from Utah twice. Awesome drive. But would never contemplate doing it again.

Even one time way back when we were held at gunpoint in the little mountain town of Cosala, near Mazatlan and were going to be assassinated by drug growers. Thought we were DEA agents. Got out of that one by the skin of out teeth. Even back then I would not have recommended driving the back roads as I had. But now an absolute no, even for me.

I wish things would get back to the way they were in Mexico. I want to drive and discover more of Mexico. Meet the wonderful people. For sure a marvel of this earth, but now a more or less a forbidden marvel.

I just read this to my wife in Spanish and after seeing the 5 women slaughterd near guachochi the other day at a Narco block she said she would not drive long distances either. Many Narco road blocks in Mexico right now. Too much risk. So beneath this beautiful Mexico is an underlying monster waiting to take your life. So you see Mexicans also view Mexico as something more then just a video.

So you cannot go and see the beauty of Galeana Canyon. The beauty of San Luis Potosi and other places. For safety you can fly into the tourist destinations, where there are a millions other tourists. Not really my type of vacation. If you want to drive and see Mexico's gorgeous beaches and scenery right now I would suggest Baja California. Many deserted beaches or many with few people outside of Cabo and La Paz. Try Mulege, great little town that has the beautiful Coyote bay. Dream beaches are found all around Mulege and the Baja peninsula and lots of great fishing.
swxxxt

Rochester, PA

#5 Jan 1, 2013
youtube.com/watch... …Gung-Ho Fool!
Sirius

Querétaro, Mexico

#6 Jan 1, 2013
Nice that you like our beautiful Mexico,@Concerned. Natural landscapes is the best that Mexico has.

Yes, I guess that Mexico City would be like 20th by number of skyscrapers, and I bet that most of them should be in China, Japan and the US. Still, I think that after you take into account that, you wll see Mexico y begining to climb well places in that regard.

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Regarding unsafety, I was speaking with a woman in another forum, a woman from some northern Mexican state, And she remembered how she used to just go with her friends on holydays to buy bus tickets and to anywhere in Mexico and feeling very safe.

This is something people in those places have lost.

I personally move most in the Center of the Republic, the cultural area of influence of Mexico City, with its tradition of a very Mexican mentality and worldview, with its leftist government, so different from what you will see in other places of Mexico. I still enjoy this feeling of taking a bus or driving a car, knowing that I will not see a narco blockade or a control of the Army.

I lament that not all the country enjoys that… partly because conditions imposed that reality, partly because their own mentality created that reality.

The Mexicans that think like me, will at least try to keep it to ourselves, those freedoms.

Regards.
Sirius

Querétaro, Mexico

#7 Jan 1, 2013
By the way... I think that it was somewhere implicit in my former opinion, but lets make it explictit: I don't see northern narcos as Mexicans.

Mexico City is the center of the Mexican Civilization, and it has a set of traditions and mentality that differs extremely to what you see in the US border.

This culture of M.C. has a much larger component of Aztec culture, with a blend of cosmopolitism (really from around the world), and a smaller component of Spanish/Catholic influence. Hence, the Socialists have dominated Mexico City for decades now. Paradoxycally, the equilibrium has resulted in much more human and material development that anywhere in Mexico.

On the contrary the "culture" on the north is heavily Spanish/Catholic, racist, anti-intellectual, worshiper of all the negative (but not the positive) of US culture. The result is a materialistic narco culture, that scorn civilization.

Regards.

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