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This has to be the shakiest
This has to be the shakiest building in all of Mexico. President Trump has rattled the Mexican economy: the peso continues to weaken against the US dollar, and inflation is on the rise.

When the cost of gas went up 20 percent in January 2017, protesters took to the streets nationwide.

Ironically, the worse the economy gets for Mexicans, the better things get for US tourists, expats, and retirees because their dollars buy more pesos, a situation of which poorer Mexicans will certainly be aware.

Right now, Mexicans are angry at President Trump and showing it with massive protest marches, but they can't get to "him".

It's possible Mexicans could be agitated into taking their anger out on the US citizens they "can" get to: expats and retirees, in the coming months.

Given the massive protests that are already taling place, some expats may be nervous.
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MEXICO CITY! – NOW?

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A potential deal breaker: the awful air pollution in Mexico City. While A potential de
A potential deal breaker: the awful air pollution in Mexico City.
While not as bad as China's Beijing, it's worse than Los Angeles.

Mexico City smog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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After the morning rush hour the worst of the smog dissapates and the mountains
After the morning rush hour the worst of the smog dissapates and the mountains surrounding the city can be seen.
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One attempt to lessen the smog in Mexico City is to have people forgo autos as
One attempt to lessen the smog in Mexico City is to have people forgo autos as much as possible. In addition to a good public transportation system, it's a bike friendly city with dedicated biking lanes and hundreds of bikes that can be rented are dispersed throughout the city.
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No habla Español

Given its proximity to the United States, I was surprised that English is not more widely spoken or understood in Mexico. I never came across anyone truly proficient in English. I expect Spanish to be the dominant language but, given all the business done with the US, the millions of US tourists, and the desire of many Mexicans to move to the US, I expected more English would be spoken.

Generally, Mexicans are a friendly people. Very open and welcoming. I noticed how easily I moved among them, feeling completely at ease. I met several who really wanted to talk to me, but the language got in the way. I was not the first person they met who did not speak Spanish and Mexicans know how to adjust and I got by.

However, the biggest surprise was not the language barrier, or even personal safety concerns, but something that caught me completely off-guard and is a potential deal breaker: the heavily polluted air.

There’s something in the air

I noticed it the moment I left the airport. The air had a sour smell I couldn’t quite identify. It was even more evident as air streamed in the open window of the taxi. The next morning I would see why. A brown and red-tinged layer of smog blanketed the city, obscuring any view of the mountain range that surrounds it. With millions of people driving millions of cars the air is trapped by those mountains.

After 24-hours my eyes were red and watery; the back of my throat itched and I recognized the odor. The air smelled faintly like a gasoline refinery. I was disappointed because I knew this was a potential deal breaker.

What I initially thought was a fan or space heater was actually an air purifier. And was it ever needed! I spent an entire day indoors, windows closed, running the air cleaner full blast, as I watched Mexican TV. After a day or so my body adjusted to its new environment. My eyes and throat cleared and I went nose-blind to the smell.

I saw that as both good and bad. Good, that I was able to continue my trip. Bad, because I knew the conditions hadn’t changed at all, and my body was filtering all this bad stuff. Living in that polluted air full-time must take its toll on the body over the years.



Just as I was getting into the flow of the city, getting used to using the subway, going to the supermarket, understanding the accent and the way people spoke, it was time to leave.

It takes time to learn a place. Fourteen days was a good start but not enough time for me to base a life-changing move on. There’s more I need to see. More important, I want to see how President Trump's policies affects an already pissed-off Mexican people.

My next visit will be even better now I’m somewhat familiar with the city and its people. But whether I ever come to live there, or not, of one thing I’m certain now:

Me encanta Ciudad de México.

 

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