Traveling in Mexico City: The Ins & Outs of Getting Around

Written 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, andrepparttar methods, rules and day-to-day getting from Point A to Point B can be frustrating.

This article will give yourepparttar 140699 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 torepparttar 140700 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 afterrepparttar 140701 street name, which means, literally, "no number". And yet other addresses have a kilometer designation inrepparttar 140702 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 withrepparttar 140703 street name atrepparttar 140704 start, thenrepparttar 140705 street number. The postal code (código postal) is listed beforerepparttar 140706 name ofrepparttar 140707 city, not after. Apdo., or apartado, means box, and Postal, or A.P. means post-office box number. And finally, most addresses includerepparttar 140708 neighborhood (colonia, or col.) thatrepparttar 140709 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 fromrepparttar 27th of Juny untilrepparttar 140698 8th of August, has turned into a cultural point of reference ofrepparttar 140699 city, which seeks to promoterepparttar 140700 creation,repparttar 140701 concreteness and its internationalization, according to sources ofrepparttar 140702 organization.

In theatre,repparttar 140703 event has made agreements of exchange and co-production of shows with some ofrepparttar 140704 most important institutions and companies ofrepparttar 140705 world. An example of this isrepparttar 140706 work of The Karamàzov Brothers directed by Krystian Magnifier, fruit ofrepparttar 140707 joint work withrepparttar 140708 Vienna Festival. Likewise,repparttar 140709 collaboration withrepparttar 140710 Volksühne of Berlin expresses itself in The Ten Commandments, directed by Christoph Marthaler. The Catalonian Xicu Masó directsrepparttar 140711 comedy of William Shakespeare “To your pleasure”.

In dancerepparttar 140712 emphasize is uponrepparttar 140713 contemporary Trisha Brown andrepparttar 140714 new proposal by Mal Pelo “Atlas”, whererepparttar 140715 last one is full of reflective and intimate poetry.

Music and cultures

Inrepparttar 140716 world of music, continuingrepparttar 140717 keynote ofrepparttar 140718 extensive range of offers that exist in Barcelona throughoutrepparttar 140719 year, many ofrepparttar 140720 artists will delightrepparttar 140721 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 onrepparttar 140722 stage.

Here you’ll have a taste of what is waiting for you in this festival,repparttar 140723 Italian singer and songwriter Paolo Conte will visitrepparttar 140724 count city forrepparttar 140725 first time,repparttar 140726 fragile Marianne Faithfull will contribute strength and emotion,repparttar 140727 young Jaime Cullum show usrepparttar 140728 world of jazz,repparttar 140729 up-to-date Silvio Rodriguez will reflect onrepparttar 140730 war of Iraq,repparttar 140731 sensual Craig David will introduce you to his second record Slicker than your average,repparttar 140732 spiritual Cheikh Lô will present to usrepparttar 140733 Muslim and African culture, whilerepparttar 140734 English Joss Stone stands out with one ofrepparttar 140735 most appreciated voices ofrepparttar 140736 soul. Orishas will give a Latin touch torepparttar 140737 festival with an explosive mixture of hip hop with “son cubano”.

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