Interesting Facts about Mexico

Interesting facts about Mexico I

For the disabled and women

the first car in the metrobus is intended – such a separation is a necessary measure of the state to protect women from the harassment of hot Mexicans.

Currency exchange points

there are a lot of tourist places, but it is best to change the currency in banks – the exchange rate is always better. You must have your passport with you.

Double names

the norm for locals (for example, Addi Maria or Carlos Antonio). This has nothing to do with parents, just at birth they give not one name, but two at once.

Medical care

for the population of Mexico it is free, but, as the locals themselves say, it is of very low quality, so if you want normal conditions and help, you need to go to a private clinic.


also almost completely free. Various social programs are provided for schoolchildren – up to free meals and uniforms. Universities pay decent scholarships, but many still do not want to study – they go to work.


one of the important events in the life of a Mexican girl, symbolizing the entry into adulthood. According to a2zdirectory, Quinceanera is celebrated on the day of the 15th anniversary and is usually celebrated on a grand scale – with a ceremony in the church, flowers, gifts, professional photo and video shooting, dancing and live music. Guests and the hero of the occasion dress in expensive outfits and jewelry, to match the wedding.

Numbering of streets and houses

in the cities it is very curious – the streets are called by numbers: Calle 1, Calle 2. Moreover, the even ones go perpendicular to the odd ones, and the address is listed as “Calle 2, house 56, between Calle 1 and Calle 3”. This is very convenient and allows you to quickly find the desired street and the house on it, even without having a map at hand.

One way traffic

organized in many cities due to the fact that most of the streets are narrow. Moreover, the direction of movement alternates – for example, on Calle 1 in one direction, and on Calle 3 – in the other. There is two-way traffic on wide streets, they are usually called Avenida – avenues.

One principle

most of the small towns and villages were built: a square central square, on which the cathedral assembly and the police building are located, and in the middle – a park area.


the most common mode of transport in small villages. Moreover, one wheel is located at the back, and 2 at the front and there is a large basket on them, in which they carry everything in a row – from firewood to people.

In thatched huts

live in very poor villages. Often inside such a hut, the only “piece of furniture” is a hammock.

Chips, cookies and Coca-Cola

a permanent set of products that is in every shop, in any most seedy village. The inscription Coca-Cola flaunts here on all stores.

Insurance with deductible

offered by most car rental companies. It takes a lot of hard work to find full coverage insurance.

The difference between “automatic” and “mechanics”

when renting a car, usually not very significant.

License plates

missing on many cars – instead of them, a “technical passport” hangs on the rear window.


this ancient procedure had to be subjected to a bank card to pay for a rented car. A few days later, the bank blocked the card due to the fact that it was “compromised”. Whether this is related to imprinting or simply spending in Mexico is unknown.

Heavy things

especially tasas, women often wear on their heads.


patrolling the streets of the city, standing in the back of an SUV – a frequent occurrence in tourist cities.


very common among the police – in case of any violation on the road, they begin to gently offer to “solve the issue on the spot.”

Mayan city of Chichen Itza

which belongs to the list of “7 New Wonders of the World” is located on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Interesting facts about Mexico II

  1. The capital of Mexico – Mexico City is built on the ruins of the great Aztec city of Tenochtitlan.
  2. Mexico is home to the tailless rabbit, a very rare species that lives near volcanoes.
  3. The first printing press in North America was used in Mexico City in 1539.
  4. The border between Mexico and the United States is the second longest border in the world, behind only the US-Canadian.
  5. Mexico is second only to Brazil in terms of the number of Catholics in the country. 13% of international outgoing US calls are directed to Mexico and 90% of Mexico’s international calls are directed to the US.
  6. The flag of Mexico consists of three vertical stripes. The green symbolizes hope, the white symbolizes purity, and the red symbolizes the blood of the Mexican people.
  7. Chihuahua, the smallest dog in the world, is named after the Mexican state.
  8. Mexico City is the most ancient city in North America Modern Mexicans are a unique mixture of ancient civilizations: Olmecs, Zapotecs, Toltecs, Mayans, Aztecs, Incas, peoples of Africa, France and Spain.
  9. According to ancient legend, the Aztecs were predicted a land where they could live. To do this, they had to find an eagle sitting on a cactus and devouring a snake. In the 14th century, they found such an eagle and settled in Mexico. This eagle is featured on the Mexican flag.
  10. Mexico is the birthplace of chocolate. When the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico in 1519, the Aztecs were sure it was their god Quetzalcoatl who had returned. They met him with the drink of the gods – hot chocolate.
  11. Spanish conquistadors brought bullfighting to Mexico. Now it is a traditional national spectacle in the country. Fights are held from November to April, and Mexico Plaza is the largest bullring in the world.
  12. Until 1958, women did not have the right to vote in presidential elections.
  13. The country is subject to frequent earthquakes
  14. Mexico is the largest salt producer in the world.
  15. The Mexican pyramid of Chichen Itza is recognized as one of the new seven wonders of the world.

Facts about Mexico