DAILY TRAVEL INSPIRATION: Mexico City

Originally built by the Aztecs, Mexico City has grown to become the most densely populated city on Earth. The whole city buzzes with people and activities, from high culture to back street cantina bars. Recent efforts to improve safety and reduce crime rates in the city have paid off and Mexico City is fast becoming a world class destination.

Discover Mexico’s Aztecs roots at the Templo Mayor. Built on the spot the Aztecs saw an eagle perched on a cactus with a snake , they believed this to be the centre of the universe. The archaeological remains are accompanied by a museum that explains the history of the site, how it would have looked in Aztec time and the context of the elaborate carvings and symbols.

For another uniquely Mexican experience, head to the Arena Mexico on a Friday to catch some wrestling. Elaborately masked luchadores take part in several highly theatrical bouts. It’s not always clear what is real and what is choreographed, but the fanatical crowds don’t seem to mind.

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