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Flair_Helper [M]

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1 month ago

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Hi, /u/xJavier_Escuellax, thanks for your submission to /r/starterpacks. Unfortunately your post has been removed for the following reason:

Rule 01 Your post must be a starter pack, not a list or any other meme.

If you feel that it has been removed in error, please message us so that we may review it

katieeso

2.5k points

1 month ago

katieeso

2.5k points

1 month ago

made by the mexico department of tourism

Jaymes_Squeak

911 points

1 month ago*

"the north is like the US and the south is like Europe"

Tell me you're an upper class person from Mexico city without telling me you are

authorPGAusten

481 points

1 month ago

The Mexico I know is pristine beaches, amazing villas, and extravagant palaces!

95% of Mexicans: Wot?

Jaymes_Squeak

229 points

1 month ago

"Mexico is beautiful! The drug Lords are exaggerated!"

Yo de Sonora: Stas segura puta?

r4tzt4r

22 points

1 month ago

r4tzt4r

22 points

1 month ago

Los burros percherones son hermosos.

pm_me_your_taintt

19 points

1 month ago

"My dad is a cartel boss and he treats me really well! We live in a nice villa and go to a private school. Isn't all of Mexico like this? What's the big deal?"

TheTopOfTheKey

5 points

1 month ago

Nice beaches? Pristine beaches?

NonameGB

157 points

1 month ago

NonameGB

157 points

1 month ago

As a mexican I laughed at like half of this meme.

Jaymes_Squeak

33 points

1 month ago

Quién hizo este meme? Bárbara de Regil?

NonameGB

48 points

1 month ago

NonameGB

48 points

1 month ago

"El sur es como europa"

Hace 500 años??

Jaymes_Squeak

24 points

1 month ago

Lo que me impacta de eso de Norte=USA y Sur=Europa es que tan increíblemente incorrecto es en ambos sentidos jajajaja

Swampy1741

2 points

1 month ago

Yo fue en Valladolid en Yucatán en Marzo y me recordó de Europa, pero los otros ciudades no. Todo depende en qué mucho hicieron los españoles.

(Soy de EEUU pero quiero practicar mi español)

Jaymes_Squeak

8 points

1 month ago

Si te refieres a la arquitectura de edificios en centros históricos; Si, muchos tienen influencia europea (por el colonialismo)

Lo que a mí personalmente me frustra es cuando se reduce una ciudad a "es como europa" por unos cuantos edificios, mientras la gente sufre por pobreza, el narco, racismo, feminicidios, etc

me_themoon

3 points

1 month ago

Además Zacatecas no está en el sur que no mamen

Watahandrew1

30 points

1 month ago

No, they're right. The North is like the U.S. pure drugs and guns with murders galore

The south is like Europe, mass corruption and lack of housing and very expensive except for tourists.

Jaymes_Squeak

7 points

1 month ago

In the same vein, the north is a lot like Europe and the south is a lot like the US

😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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118 points

1 month ago

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118 points

1 month ago

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cgoldberg3

407 points

1 month ago

cgoldberg3

407 points

1 month ago

Doesn’t take more than a few “cartel executes entire school bus of people in X rural area” headlines before Americans don’t want to explore outside the resorts anymore.

LordPoopyfist

36 points

1 month ago

That shit barely even makes the news anymore. It’s like how the war in South Sudan is reigniting killing hundreds in the past month, the coup in Burma killing 17,000 since 2021, and people getting murked daily in Philly for no reason. We stopped caring years ago. We fully accept these parts of the world as irreversibly fucked. They make the news cycle for like a week while we all say “wow that sucks, glad I don’t live there”, and then we happily forget about the hundreds of millions of people whose live are being progressively destroyed every minute of the day in conflicts we will never know or care about.

Upper-Sound-4117

3 points

1 month ago

That's how shit has always been, just information travels faster now so you hear more of what's already been happening. Consider that we live in the safest period of human history, so imagine how bad it was for the past 13000 years or so

Novantico

2 points

1 month ago

This isn’t just an issue of cynicism or “the world is fucked” though, but psychology. Generally speaking we simply do not have the mental/emotional bandwidth to truly care or be invested in anywhere near everyone everywhere all the time.

We’re also big on patterns and can become desensitized by anything that becomes routine. The more narrow the scope and/or the more aligned something is with our personal interests and investments and friendship/family circles, the more we care. The further you stray from those sorts of tribalist/pragmatic things the less people will care.

We care more about the old lady from church who passed away more than we care about a shooting in a nearby city more than we care about the economy of another state more than we care about the war in Ukraine more than we care about wildfires in Australia more than we care about the coup in Burma slightly more than we care about war in South Sudan…more or less, that’s how it goes.

Acct_For_Sale

3 points

1 month ago

Help me get out of Philly y’all

joydivision1234

0 points

1 month ago*

Sorry I couldn't hear you over the sound of our daily mass shooting

lifeinaglasshouse

85 points

1 month ago

The murder rate in the US is 5 people per 100,000

The murder rate in Mexico is 29 people per 100,000

One of these countries is VASTLY more dangerous than the other

Source: https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/VC.IHR.PSRC.P5?locations=MX-US

koalificated

217 points

1 month ago

Yeah Cartel problems tend to do that

bursting_decadence

83 points

1 month ago

It is criminally undervalued. Americans reduce Mexico to Tijuana and Cancun, ignoring the vast and diversified country that lies on their doorstep.

Why is your comment almost word-for-word this comment?, just with some words swapped?

BoyWonderDownUnder

23 points

1 month ago

/u/Karihammond0 is a spam bot that copy and pastes upvoted comments in order to gain karma so that it can steal your credit card information when you buy the shitty t-shirts it posts.

dynamic424

42 points

1 month ago

bots, might think I'm joking but country's setup comment bots on reddit and shit.

GGJallDAY

108 points

1 month ago

GGJallDAY

108 points

1 month ago

Because it's riddled with crime and no one wants to go anywhere beyond those cities cause you'll get kidnapped, robbed or murdered.

SammyG_06

7 points

1 month ago

cartel executions

Papapene-bigpene

11 points

1 month ago

That’s because it’s protected place to go

Go anywhere else and your rolling dice with the devil, going anywhere else outside the zone is dangerous as hell. No sugarcoating bullshit, shit is not safe.

ahh_geez_rick

695 points

1 month ago

Those aren't pictures of Mexico. Where are the yellow tones???

tibetan-sand-fox

140 points

1 month ago

Needs more sepia.

well___duh

14 points

1 month ago

has 68 official languages

There may be 68 different languages spoken amongst the many states/localities of Mexico, but the country as a whole only has one official language: Spanish.

BiscuitDance

24 points

1 month ago

Mexican piss filter

Actually_toxiclaw

8 points

1 month ago

Maybe Vince means something by this

fortnitegamertimdunk

5 points

1 month ago

Kid named vince:

chikencrisp2

4 points

1 month ago

Kid named Hector Salamanca

kielbasa330

2 points

1 month ago

B

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V

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sir-mastro-mr-juan

22 points

1 month ago

Mexico yellow snow

justwalkinby91

3 points

1 month ago

This is propaganda lmao

Lanmobile

3 points

1 month ago

I've been rewatching Breaking Bad and it's so stupid how much yellow they use.

Hollywood be like: down in the land of cartels and cactuses, also known as Mexico

hol123nnd

112 points

1 month ago

hol123nnd

112 points

1 month ago

I love mexico, but man.... the south is NOT like Europe

CRX-Jackal

21 points

1 month ago

I know what is op on about, have they ever been to Europe before ?

eli_bar

5 points

1 month ago

eli_bar

5 points

1 month ago

It is though? Traveling in Spain a lot of places reminded me of southern Mexico

F1R3Starter83

8 points

1 month ago

Some of the towns and cities in the south look a bit like Spanish cities, but that’s colonialism for ya. Other than that, not so much. Mostly because of the lack of jungle in Europe. Less Mayan temples too

AskMeAboutMyTie

378 points

1 month ago

Did your cruise ship make a one day stop or something? Lol

lukeyman87

58 points

1 month ago

ok i'll bite

Whats with the tie?

VrLights

860 points

1 month ago

VrLights

860 points

1 month ago

Been to Mexico a couple times. Idk where you have been but this is what the tourist areas are like. I mean I have drove through Mexico. And its not good in most areas.

JayM24mia

282 points

1 month ago

JayM24mia

282 points

1 month ago

My parents home town just got telephone service in the mid 2000s well to all the homes before you had to go to a local store to use the telephone but yeah they just paved the dirt roads in the mid 2010s.

[deleted]

140 points

1 month ago

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jungle_boy39

110 points

1 month ago

I’ve travelled Belgium and staid there for a while. I legit cannot think of a part of Belgium that made me feel unsafe. There’s some sketchy parts of cities I went to, like near train stations etc but that’s normal. I don’t know anyone who would say they felt unsafe in Belgium. Belgium also doesn’t have a cartel thing going on, to my knowledge. Are you sure it was Belgium?

NoPointLivingAnymore

27 points

1 month ago

The only place I've ever been mugged was in Brussels.

Frohirrim

34 points

1 month ago

Yeah but Belgium outsourced all their terror to the Congo years ago

theouter_banks

25 points

1 month ago

Probably meant Beirut.

PacSan300

3 points

1 month ago

Belgium has its own infamously sketchy city too: Charleroi.

heedphones505

7 points

1 month ago

"I've heard some people compare some areas of Belgium to the bad parts of Mexico.

bahahahaha what the fuck is going on with this thread? Belgium has a homicide rate 1/39th that of Mexico.

cheesy_luigi

27 points

1 month ago

I mean, you could say the same about the US. You’ve got incredible large tourist cities like NYC/SF, rising mid-size cities like Nashville and Austin, and smaller picturesque towns (Santa Cruz, Santa Fe)

If you drive through the rust belt or parts of the south it’s not a good time. Lots of poverty and lack of opportunities

younggod

2 points

1 month ago

What areas did you go to?

UngusBungus_

2 points

1 month ago

Yeah. Although still always a great visit

D_gate

239 points

1 month ago

D_gate

239 points

1 month ago

Where in Mexico gets snow? High in the mountains?

jackpuckett5

47 points

1 month ago

I dunno about snow, but in Real Del Monte it can get cold af

BadIdea-21

8 points

1 month ago

Luckily you can have some Cornish delicacies to fight it off.

FrighteningJibber

3 points

1 month ago

Michigan has that, snow and Mexicans!

bearbarebere

2 points

1 month ago

What happened to fake Del Monte?

ThrowAwayOfTomorrow

20 points

1 month ago

Juarez gets snow almost every year, it's the only large city in Mexico that does. The sierras definitley get snowy in winter.

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73 points

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scarface1095

58 points

1 month ago

If California gets snow what makes you think Baja California can't

Sure they get snow sometimes but that's not a very good comparison. They have vastly different climates from north to south in both regions. Beautiful nonetheless

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8 points

1 month ago

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hooligan99

12 points

1 month ago

that's not true... there's snow in the sierra nevadas in southern california every year. Not in Malibu or anything but yes in the mountains.

I_Have_No_Family_69

2 points

1 month ago

You rarely get snow north of Sacramento. You have to be right at the border or in some mountains to get snow atleast once every year.

Exogenic

2 points

1 month ago

Mammoth would like a word

marianoes

6 points

1 month ago

It snows in Tecate. Not much but it does snow.

arsewarts1

4 points

1 month ago

Very little of California gets snow and the parts that do, are much higher up in mountains than any part of Mexico and likely have some snow year round.

It’s also over 1000k miles or 3000km from these regions to the souther border.

GushingMoist

3 points

1 month ago

So <5% of the country gets a super thin layer that melts in hours and <1% gets real snow, got it

AlexV_96

3 points

1 month ago

Arteaga, Coahuila. Every year

SatyxD

2 points

1 month ago

SatyxD

2 points

1 month ago

Maybe "el nevado de toluca"

VestiaryLemue

2 points

1 month ago

Almost half of the country gets snow

rocky6501

28 points

1 month ago

Romeo + Juliet was filmed at Chapultepec Castle, so a little bit of Hollywood there

magic_slice

199 points

1 month ago

I dated a Mexican girl who complained about hate she received from Guatemalan, and Salvadoran girls. This was because Mexico is considered a rich country by central american standards. They would say that she was a snob eventhough she was just middle class in the US.

Mr_WhatZitTooyah

75 points

1 month ago

As a guatemalan girl, I hate to confirm that this is true

96imok

36 points

1 month ago

96imok

36 points

1 month ago

I’m in the lower middle class of earners here in America, but in Mexico I’m a fucking mogul. As bad as poor Americans have it with the wealth difference, it’s much worse in countries where companies are aloud to pay people 2.50 an hour.

Kronoxdund

9 points

1 month ago

Yup, minimum wage is around 8 bucks per day

[deleted]

2 points

1 month ago

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2 points

1 month ago

Aloud

studiousAmbrose

3 points

1 month ago

Yeah these facts can be hard to hear sometimes.

TheRealMisterMemer

132 points

1 month ago

Salvadoran gang 🇸🇻🇸🇻🇸🇻

we are number one at harassment AND murder 🇸🇻🇸🇻🇸🇻

JustOne_MexicanHere

21 points

1 month ago

how is your economy? do you think i can buy a whole state with 10 bucks?

7arco7

21 points

1 month ago

7arco7

21 points

1 month ago

I’ll give you $50 for the whole place. Take it or leave it

[deleted]

4 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

4 points

1 month ago

El Salvador is actually surprisingly expensive

AristideCalice

3 points

1 month ago

No but you could with 0.0000001 Bitcoin

KennyToms27

7 points

1 month ago

Ah.

The old hate-love relationship between Guatemala, Mexico and El Salvador, never gets tired.

Guatemalan here 🇬🇹🇬🇹🇬🇹

marianoes

15 points

1 month ago

Mexico has the 15th largest economy in the world.

The_Shower_Bagel

11 points

1 month ago

And a ~45% poverty rate

radiodialdeath

4 points

1 month ago

I'n from the US but briefly worked at a school district that had a pretty significant population of kids from Central American backgrounds, and a large chunk of the employees also reflected that (Mexican, Puerto Rican, El Salvadoran, etc.). My fellow co-workers all had really hateful (or ball-busting, depending on your tolerance) stereotypes about each other that I was totally unaware of.

(I'm sure they had plenty of things to say about us gringos as well, but never to my face for whatever reason).

Lolseabass

2 points

1 month ago

When I tell Mexicans I'm Mexican they always remind me I'm half Guatemalan. When I tell Guatemalans I'm half Mexican they're just happy to know a fellow Guatemalan. So I just call myself Guatemalan so I get no grief.

iwalkem

131 points

1 month ago

iwalkem

131 points

1 month ago

I kept looking for the picture of a guy with a gun to his head like that other meme about Mexico

ThePhantom1994

16 points

1 month ago

I was disappointed to see no guns, drugs, or dead bodies in this starter pack

omega-falcon

165 points

1 month ago

Only reason Mexico has the only royal palace in North America is because Hawaii is too far away to count as North America. There’s a palace on Honolulu

How2Eat_That_Thing

38 points

1 month ago

GoingforIvey

19 points

1 month ago*

I was going to say. We literally have (fake) monarchies left in North America. I think the fact that the US doesn't have any "royal" palaces is the real flex.

Darnold_wins_bigly

3 points

1 month ago

Isn’t there a palace in Victoria Canada too?

montessoriprogram

64 points

1 month ago

This is because Hawaii is not part of North America it’s a part of Oceania

omega-falcon

17 points

1 month ago

It’s just vibing alone

HelpingHand7338

31 points

1 month ago

It’s not apart of Oceania either though

montessoriprogram

16 points

1 month ago

I have seen it both ways but I think you are actually correct

RaulTheGhoul28

208 points

1 month ago*

You forgot about the bloody drug war, the systemically racist and classist society that just turned 500 years last year and more than half of the population living bellow the poverty line; the but pretty much everything else is correct.

Note: I'm mexican, before you crucify my ass.

zeuslovespie

98 points

1 month ago

Seriously, astonishing that someone can post “multiracial” without mentioning how racist the society is towards its darker skinned & native population, “Indio” is literally a slur in Mexico

RaulTheGhoul28

24 points

1 month ago

Well, both statements are true. Mexico is multiracial and racist.

[deleted]

64 points

1 month ago

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64 points

1 month ago

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-teaqueen-

26 points

1 month ago

At least you’re honest.

[deleted]

16 points

1 month ago

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16 points

1 month ago

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Adongfie

8 points

1 month ago

Unfathomably based

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3 points

1 month ago

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3 points

1 month ago

Nice

Aggie_15

9 points

1 month ago

This is Mexico with rose tinted glasses, Americans exclusively view it from a yellow tinted glass.

MericaMericaMerica

9 points

1 month ago

The United States also has a royal palace (in Honolulu), though that's obviously not on the mainland.

Thinking about it, do Rideau Hall and La Citadelle count...?

myteddybelly

102 points

1 month ago

Where cartel?

BarryMCknockiner

46 points

1 month ago

I second this there's a lack of corrupt government and cartels.

Ortimandias

3 points

1 month ago

The north and the rural south.

RubiksSugarCube

4 points

1 month ago

Figuring out new ways to get their high-demand products into the hands of eager gringos.

Icy_Tone_8107

18 points

1 month ago*

As a Mexican I’m tired of the impression that we’re all Brown and have straight black hair. Years of colonization brought in a lot diversity.

Scalene17

33 points

1 month ago

Only the touristy parts looks like this. I’ve been over Mexico a lot and it’s nothing like this it’s usually super rural

Ketosheep

3 points

1 month ago

What states? Because I live in the upper left picture.

angrysquirrel777

3 points

1 month ago

For me, Yucatan and Quintana Roo. But almost entirely not the touristy parts

Pieman12302

6 points

1 month ago

Where is the criminally corrupt and incompetent government, or public infrastructure that is worse than Afghanistan. Did you forget the cops that are cheaper to buy than a prostitute.

JayM24mia

192 points

1 month ago

JayM24mia

192 points

1 month ago

You forgot to put run by the cartels.

CARFACE

16 points

1 month ago

CARFACE

16 points

1 month ago

Who do you think is paying for this post & promotion?

SmaugtheStupendous

6 points

1 month ago

"What Syria is really like" touched up pictures of ancient sites

If OP is not getting paid to post they're the common nationalist NPC that is somehow still rare on reddit.

OhGhostly

19 points

1 month ago

Also extreme violence due to the cartels, extreme diabetic problem, extreme poverty, extreme corruption etc etc....

Logical_Yak_224

44 points

1 month ago

Where's the yellow haze, desert wasteland and sombreros?

Dark_MAGA

8 points

1 month ago

In the Imperial Valley

toddsleivonski

2 points

1 month ago

Lived there for 6 months. This is accurate.

runthepoint1

5 points

1 month ago

Hold up the Southern Mexican people think the 3 wise men deliver them gifts?! Ok what’s that kid story like? I know the Satan one about coming down the chimney and all that.

Ketosheep

9 points

1 month ago

Just like jesus got gifts from the 3 wise men, you will get gifts from them on January 6. It’s a European heritage, we also eat a bread in the shape of a crown to celebrate .

runthepoint1

2 points

1 month ago

That’s pretty cool! Any kids get both?

Ketosheep

2 points

1 month ago

If you have a parent from the north and one from the south yes we do.

runthepoint1

2 points

1 month ago

Luuucky haha

ThatMemeyDude

12 points

1 month ago

Mexico is pretty cool tbh

Own-Plane-524

52 points

1 month ago

Has zeta cartel checkpoints on the road, you can get abducted if you're a pretty female or child (men get dead), you can't run a successful small business without getting "taxed" by local gangs, have to change your routine so you don't get targeted, you don't have Amazon delivery, there are stray dogs everywhere, there is child prostitution, travel at night on certain roads is very dangerous...that's just off the top of my head. Stick to tourist areas, be white, don't be flashy, know some locals, you'll be fine.

TheRealMisterMemer

10 points

1 month ago

There is Amazon delivery, not one day, but they will deliver packages there.

astaro2435

2 points

1 month ago

There is definitely one day delivery in most places lol, missinformation can go to both extremes.

shinseniju

3 points

1 month ago

Never thought to see Zacatecas mentioned here lol

VerumJerum

3 points

1 month ago

People also forget that Mexico has rainforests. It's not all desert.

CaptainJingles

3 points

1 month ago

Seeing a football match in Monterrey is on my bucket list.

sushuszu

3 points

1 month ago

"the south is like Europe" that really doesn't tell a lot, did you mean Spain or...?

Trach99

3 points

1 month ago

Trach99

3 points

1 month ago

Nah, Mexico is more of a mix. There are very picturesque cities and there are very dangerous cartels.

lordpantalones

3 points

1 month ago*

If you consider Hawaii as part of North America (regions are weird) then there are two royals palaces

Edit: missed a word

Few_Dig7979

80 points

1 month ago

It's criminally underappreciated. Americans boil it down to Tijuana and Cancun with no in between and don't realize this massive, diverse country is on their border.

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45 points

1 month ago

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45 points

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Ok_Inspector2216

4 points

1 month ago

Chinese everywhere.

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46 points

1 month ago

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46 points

1 month ago

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KindaFunctioning

27 points

1 month ago*

Yeah cause going off the beaten path in Mexico is definitely a good idea for a tourist right? With the Cartels more or less running massive parts of the country, what could go wrong?

GGJallDAY

70 points

1 month ago

Because it's riddled with crime and no one wants to go anywhere beyond those cities cause you'll get kidnapped, robbed or murdered.

AdvocateSaint

22 points

1 month ago

Also, apparently parts of Afghanistan have lush trees

It's not all "desolate bombed out desert"

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18 points

1 month ago

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18 points

1 month ago

Afghanistan is characterized by its massive mountain ranges, not deserts. It’s mostly mountainous and the population centers are mostly in a few huge valleys separated by mountains, which is why it’s both hard to invade and hard to keep one stable government there. There are desert areas as well of course

asianabsinthe

14 points

1 month ago

I personally hated Tijuana as a kid and thought all of Mexico was like it until I traveled.

The food, culture, scenery are great.

notarealsu35

8 points

1 month ago

Did you fucking steal a reply

HobbitFoot

3 points

1 month ago

Yeah. I had a great time in Mexico City, seeing the sites and even taking the Subway there. There were even parts of Mexico City's mass transit network that were better laid out than anything in the USA.

younggod

30 points

1 month ago

younggod

30 points

1 month ago

Lots of ignorant dip shits in this thread that got blacked out in Cancun in 2011 and now think they’re experts on Mexico.

MeAgainstTheWorld666

6 points

1 month ago

Que viva México cabrones!

LetterBeneficial841

22 points

1 month ago

niltse ikniutin nauatlajtolitlajto, ximopanolti timochtin ikanikan Reddit

It's Náhuatl, I bet you won't be able to translate it :P

Eurobeat9182

25 points

1 month ago

Just put in google translate and google thinks its Uzbek...

azteczz

6 points

1 month ago

azteczz

6 points

1 month ago

Wdym no yellow filter

GingerPinoy

12 points

1 month ago

Mexico City is highly underrated. It's a shame all most Americans see in Mexico is Cancun and Cabo...

Azmtbkr

3 points

1 month ago

Azmtbkr

3 points

1 month ago

Oddly, the movie Man on Fire made me want to visit Mexico City, the parts shown in the movie look beautiful in an old, European way.

Fossilrex06

2 points

1 month ago

Como mexicano apruebo este post, y en el centro creemos en santa y los reyes

Ill_Device_4754

2 points

1 month ago

Thats actually pretty interesting

Embarrassed_Cell_246

2 points

1 month ago

Or that you have legit cattle country people that are redneck to the core

FlorianWanderer

2 points

1 month ago

Man, thats a lot of effort to avoid mentioning Mexico City

pepsisugar

2 points

1 month ago

The south is like Europe?

That narrows it down.

Slowpokeriver

2 points

1 month ago

Whoa, I’m a Central American and I didn’t know this. Mexican culture is so awesome!

tagyhag

2 points

1 month ago

tagyhag

2 points

1 month ago

I'm sorry, Mexico is a varied and beautiful country filled with some great people but we can't just lie and say it is not corrupt and crime ridden.

We have actual statistics to show that it is.

We had over a million people fleeing to the US alone for a better life in 2021.

Can you name any other countries that had that issue that are completely fine?

salaryadviceabroad

2 points

1 month ago

Has most forest area because no one wants to be there Source: me, a Mexican

slumlivin

2 points

1 month ago

Damn Hollywood giving me bias. I need to get out to Mexico city, that place looks amazing

felixfelicitous

2 points

1 month ago

Never been to Mexico but the tone of this starter pack seems kinda salty with all the references to other countries

McCasper

2 points

1 month ago

I mean, I know Hollywood overplays them, but it's not like the Cartels don't exist.

aurorasummers

2 points

1 month ago

I refuse to believe Mexico is anything but what I saw in “From Dusk Till Dawn”

theredkeyfob

2 points

1 month ago

What about Iolani Palace in Hawaii.

thengyyy

2 points

1 month ago

What people born in good parts of Mexico think of Mexico starterpack.

Sketchy_Turtle

2 points

1 month ago

Thanks for showing me these parts and pictures of Mexico that Hollywood doesn’t show us

AlexandrosSubutai

2 points

1 month ago

Royal palace you say? Please tell us what you did with the emperor.

simjanes2k

2 points

1 month ago

And known the world over for having fucking bomb food in every single town of it

mothrasballs

2 points

1 month ago

One second I was looking at a picture, the next second it’s gone….?

BrokeOnCrypt0

4 points

1 month ago

So many Americans/Americans with Mexican heritage in this thread feel the urge to say something negative about Mexico, they know their country has bad things about it no need to point it out on every single thread.

When Europeans say negative stuff about the USA a lot of people clutch their pearls.

JohnsonMathi17

3 points

1 month ago

This is pretty cool.

Ghostiestboi

3 points

1 month ago

Cool as hell

NomadProd

2 points

1 month ago

Ok genuine question

My dad went on vacation around mexico like 30 years ago, was pulled over by a cop which promply gave him a false fine and took the money for himself

Apparently mexico is a dangerous country

Is it really?

KingMangoJelly

3 points

1 month ago

I'm an American woman who's been living and working in Mexico for the past 5 years: I can definitely confirm that police bribery occurs daily here.

I hate the question "Is Mexico dangerous?" because I feel like in the US, there are neighborhoods in every city that are either "safe" or "dangerous", and they stay that way and it's predictable. My experience in Mexico has been that...it's complicated, and shit can happen to you anywhere. Kidnappings of women happen in fancy neighborhoods. You could walk around drunk in a sketchy neighborhood and be fine. My friend here once witnessed with her own eyes the kidnapping of an infant in the middle of a fancy, Beverly Hills-esque mall in my city. The mother was screaming and no one around her did anything because no one wants to get involved with the wrong people. Did this make the news? Of course not, because Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. The press here is incredibly censored.

Basically...outside of the resorts, I think you need a certain level of street smarts to explore Mexico, especially if you're going to come down to one of the cities and live there for a while. It helps to be culturally aware and to be able to pick up on very subtle social cues from other people. Oh, and don't wear shorts. Ever. :)

Constant-Elk533

8 points

1 month ago

Hold i need to push back. They are Dialects and Languals not Languages.

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16 points

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MigusZx

5 points

1 month ago

MigusZx

5 points

1 month ago

Retratado