Mexico Tops Travel List for 2016
Every year, the New York Times releases its list of the world’s ’52 Places to Go’ – it’s must-read stuff for travellers of all kinds and varying intensities, from the casual cafeteria diner to the relaxing family to the adventurous backpackers, and all others in between.
This year, the top prize went to the always-growing capital of a country not too far away – Mexico City, “a metropolis that has it all,” the newspaper reads.
When Pope Francis visits Mexico City next month, he will draw the faithful from around the country. The Mexican capital, though, is attracting pilgrims of another kind: travellers seeking some of the world’s best cuisine, museums and forward-thinking design. With young people from around Latin America and Spain streaming into the city, and the Mexican peso hitting record lows against the dollar, the city – daunting and endless as it is – radiates energy.
The Times recognizes the city’s violence, and the country’s violence, of course. Its reputation is one of possible danger to travellers and residents alike. “Of course, there are places you should not wander but the city is far safer than it was in the 1990s, and taxi services like Uber and Yaxi make getting around a lot more comfortable,” the Times‘ Victoria Burnett writes.
From second to 10th, in order, are Bordeaux (France), Malta, Coral Bay (U.S. Virgin Islands), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Dakota), Mozambique, Toronto (CANADA, YAY!), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Skane (Sweden), and Vinales (Cuba).
They’re all fantastic and alluring, as are the other 42 in the Times‘ list for 2016.
But we’ve pasted some photos of Mexico below to feed your wanderlust. Enjoy!
A Mariachi Band
Muertos, Dia de los
Making Memories in Cabo San Lucas
‘Mexican Caribbean’ in Cozumel…