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Slum Tourism in the Developing World

One of the new trends in travel is tours of the ghettos and slums to get an idea of how large portions of the developing world really live. There were several tours offered in Time Out Buenos Aires to visit the villas de miseria or more politically correctly: villas de emergencia in the outskirts of town.

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Mexico City's Centro Histórico and the Zócalo

View of the Zócalo

One of the quintessential sites of Mexico City is its main central plaza called the Zócalo. The Zócalo provides a gathering place and center of transit for tourists and locals alike. Here is a view from above, with a fun column detail demonstrating typical architectural design.

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Solo Damas: Women only subway cars in DF, Mexico

How to not get groped on the Mexico City Subway: Women Only cars

Mexico City authorities have taken the measure of offering only women and children cars on the city subway during peak hours of its use. During rush hour, this barrier is in place while several police monitor entry to the cars. Why? Because so many women were tired of being groped and worse on the city subway.

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Delicious Restaurant in the Centro Histórico in Mexico City: La Casa de Las Sirenas

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Restaurant Recommendation in Mexico City's Historic Center

If you're looking for a delicious and authentic restaurant with a view, La Casa de las Sirenas located in the Centro Histórico of Mexico City is a great choice. Its prices are slightly high when compared with other local fare, but the view and food quality makes this restaurant well worth the price.

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A must-see for sweet lovers: Pastelería Ideal in DF, Mexico

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An Incredible Cake Shop in DF, Mexico

Pastelería Ideal was described at length in a wonderful new book about modern Mexico city and its fabulous idiosyncrasies: First Stop in the New World: Mexico City, the Capital of the 21st Century. He describes DF institution as a cake museum of sorts, and being the sweet tooth that I am, I had to check it out.

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