Mexico City - Post Report Question and Answers

If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Valuables. As noted, this is a critical crime post, and muggings are a real possibility. - May 2020


Winter clothing. - Apr 2019


Winter gear! - Apr 2019


Expectation to go anywhere quickly. - Jun 2018


Bubble bath: hardly any of the apartments have bathtubs. - May 2017


Snow boots and heavy winter coats. - Sep 2016


Expectations regarding comfortable housing. - May 2016


Camping gear. - May 2016


Ideas about Mexico's weather and food. Mexico City is temperate and moderate in temperature, and if the only Mexican food you've had was in the U.S., it won't be what you think. - May 2016


Winter coats, huge SUV, expectations that you will feel unsafe all the time. - Oct 2014


Winter clothes unless you want to blend in with the locals and wear a puffy coat when it's 50F outside. - Aug 2014


Winter gear (unless, like many here, you wear your down coat and wool hat when it is 50F degrees). - Apr 2014


Your parka and the perception that Mexico City is very dangerous. - Mar 2014


idea of living in an unsophisticated city. - Jul 2013


everything, its all available here. - Jan 2013


Food - you can get anything here. - May 2012


Stamps and coins. If you put all your coins in one bag when moving out, the packers will refuse to pack it because of a law on the books saying one cannot take "coin collections" out of Mexico. But if you scatter those coins thru the pockets of your clothing, you are okay. Likewise for stamps. If they are all together in a collection, it is illegal to pack them up and take them out of the country--even if nothing has been added since you brought them into the country. But intersperse the albums among your photos/ records/ books and you are okay. Safer not to have brought them into the country in the first place. - Apr 2011


shorts (unless you are in a gym) and your heavy winter clothes. - Apr 2010


Shorts. - Feb 2010


Winter gear and civility while driving. - Jan 2010


Shorts and dependence on street signs. - Mar 2009


Motorcycle, some jewelry, any pre-conceived expectations. You really need an open mind, and not have any expectations. - Nov 2008


Bicycles, unless you live in Roma. - Oct 2008


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