Mexico is uncommon to Asian tourist as a holiday destination because of the distance from one continent to another. This means Asian travellers have to take a transit flight either from Spain or London as there are no direct flight from Asia to South America. You can change flight from Hong Kong or Melbourne to reach Mexico Juarez Airport by Mexicana Airline.
The country is situated south of USA bordering of California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico city. Belize and Guatemala is located southeast of Mexico State. Wide mountain ranges on the Plateau separating the Peninsular of Baja California in the West and its lowland in the east is the Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of Campeche. There are a few active volcanic activity and earthquake along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Valcano Pico de Orizaba is the highest mountain peaks above 5,000 m sea level.
The different land heights of Mexico give this country many different weather condition that support rich variety of fauna and flora at the mountain ranges along the Plateau. This include valuable hardwood like mahogany, rosewood , ebony, walnut, oak pine, fir and the cacao trees. Enjoy winter and summer holiday with outdoor adventure activities in this adundant country.
Did you know the magnificent Pyramid Temple of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza is voted new 7 wonders of the world? It is the capital of ancient Maya empire which dates back to 435 and 455 ad. The historical site is the most visited site by archaeologists worldwide. It is located in the middle of the Yucatan Peninsular and many friendly local tour guide to take you there by road transport.
The name Popocatepetl or nickname’ Popo Mountain‘ means smoking mountain in Aztec civilisation. It is the second highest peak in Mexico, behind Pico de Orizaba (18,405). Popo and its neighboring volcano Iztaccihuatl (17,342 ft.) dominate the sky southeast of Mexico City and they are classified as active volcano. Local tribes Tecuanipas tribe lives here fifty miles from the Mexico city.
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The Palenque Temple
University of Guanajuato, Mexico city
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Languages: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages
Ethnicity/Races: mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%, predominantly Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%
Religions: Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%, others 5%
Independence Day: September 16
Literacy rate: 91% (2004 est.)
Internet users: 22 million (2006).
Did you know that the word ‘tomato’ originate from Mexico? Interestingly this fruit has another beautiful name known as ‘Golden Apple’. The domesticated Tomato is a little yellow fruit plant at that period. Genetic evidence shows that one species, Solanum Lycopersicum was transported to Mexico from Peru where it was grown and consumed by Mesoamerican native known as the Aztec population. It was cultivated in south Mexico around 500 B.C. Many historians believe that in the year 1521, the Spanish explorer , Hernan Cortes may be the 1st to transfer the small yellow tomato to Europe after he captured the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City.
Till now enjoy your holiday and have fun....