Traveling in Mexico City: The Ins & Outs of Getting AroundWritten by Jean Sutherland
If you have never traveled to Mexico City before, getting around can be a bit overwhelming. There are many ways to travel within Mexico City, and methods, rules and day-to-day getting from Point A to Point B can be frustrating.
This article will give you necessary information you require to get around in Mexico City, while ensuring your travel plans are still pleasant, exciting and fruitful. So let's get started! It's an exciting journey you are about to embark upon.
Traveling in Mexico City, a General Overview
The naming conventions used for Mexico City’s streets and neighborhoods can be very exasperating to out of town traveler if you aren't sure what everything means. The most important thing to remember when trying to find a certain location is: Patience. Many times, streets that 'should' be in a certain place, just aren't.
Numbered streets are usually (but not always) designated as North/South (norte/sur) or East/West (oriente/poneinte). A block can be numbered, depending on how far it is from an arbitrary starting point. However, you'll notice during your travels that many Mexican addresses have only "s/n" (sin número) listed after street name, which means, literally, "no number". And yet other addresses have a kilometer designation in address, indicating that they are located a certain number of kilometers down a major street, such as a highway.
All addresses in Mexico City are written with street name at start, then street number. The postal code (código postal) is listed before name of city, not after. Apdo., or apartado, means box, and Postal, or A.P. means post-office box number. And finally, most addresses include neighborhood (colonia, or col.) that residence is in.
The Grec Festival emphasizes on creativity and internationalization in its theatre, dance and music shows Written by Ana Rodríguez
The 2005 Grec Festival arrives to Barcelona again for its 29 edition with a wide offer of theatre, dance and music. This succession of shows, that will be celebrated from 27th of Juny until 8th of August, has turned into a cultural point of reference of city, which seeks to promote creation, concreteness and its internationalization, according to sources of organization.
In theatre, event has made agreements of exchange and co-production of shows with some of most important institutions and companies of world. An example of this is work of The Karamàzov Brothers directed by Krystian Magnifier, fruit of joint work with Vienna Festival. Likewise, collaboration with Volksühne of Berlin expresses itself in The Ten Commandments, directed by Christoph Marthaler. The Catalonian Xicu Masó directs comedy of William Shakespeare “To your pleasure”.
In dance emphasize is upon contemporary Trisha Brown and new proposal by Mal Pelo “Atlas”, where last one is full of reflective and intimate poetry.
Music and cultures
In world of music, continuing keynote of extensive range of offers that exist in Barcelona throughout year, many of artists will delight public with a greatly varied performance. With this they intent to attract musicians that have not yet performed in Barcelona and experiment with “magical” matches where musicians of different styles coincided on stage.
Here you’ll have a taste of what is waiting for you in this festival, Italian singer and songwriter Paolo Conte will visit count city for first time, fragile Marianne Faithfull will contribute strength and emotion, young Jaime Cullum show us world of jazz, up-to-date Silvio Rodriguez will reflect on war of Iraq, sensual Craig David will introduce you to his second record Slicker than your average, spiritual Cheikh Lô will present to us Muslim and African culture, while English Joss Stone stands out with one of most appreciated voices of soul. Orishas will give a Latin touch to festival with an explosive mixture of hip hop with “son cubano”.