What NOT TO DO in Mexico- 10 MOST Common Tourist Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them) !

What NOT TO DO in Mexico- 10 MOST Common Tourist Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them) !

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  • Here Be Barr

    December 25, 2019

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  • Gacha Crybaby

    December 25, 2019

    Merry Christmas!

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  • World Travel Rafhat

    December 25, 2019

    Thanks for your tips !

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  • Leroy Street Productions

    December 25, 2019

    People don't realize how cold Mexico can get (especially at night) once you leave Cancun/Puerto Vallarta. Bundle up in the winter :).

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  • Pranav Kumar

    December 25, 2019

    Nice Video

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  • Pranav Kumar

    December 25, 2019

    Merry Christmas To All 🎄🎄

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  • Cxdez.

    December 25, 2019

    Hello

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  • TheReal JayRose

    December 25, 2019

    Any small channel want’s to grow together 🤷🏻‍♀️🖤

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  • Nancy

    December 25, 2019

    Thanks Jon.

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  • Migo's Biker

    December 25, 2019

    Thanks YouFor thus Video!

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  • Daniel Ibarra

    December 25, 2019

    I switched from Verizon to Simple Mobile in the US. The company is owned by America Movil, Mexico's largest cell company, so provides free roaming in Mexico. In the US, they run on the T-Mobile network. Unlimited calls, texts and 3GB of data for $20/month with autopay. This is not a paid comment.

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  • Spanish and Go

    December 25, 2019

    Thanks for the shoutout, Jon! Great tips for both beginners and people who have visited Mexico multiple times here. The ice myth runs rampant, along with the idea that you should change your money in the states or at the airport! ¡Un saludo, amigo! -Jim

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  • ELIAS VLOGS

    December 25, 2019

    Mil gracias 😊 😅😅😅😅 do you speak Spanish brother? Have a great day 🎄🎁 merry Christmas

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  • ezblake

    December 25, 2019

    Make sure to decline dynamic currency conversion at atms, its a huge scam.

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  • The New Travel

    December 25, 2019

    Very nice, practical tips Jon… and mistake #11… not staying long enough! 🙂

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  • Jorge Pérez

    December 25, 2019

    I recommend you, going to eat “Chilaquil corner” at Condesa.

    Is a local street at the condesa town but the chilaquiles are very delicious and very cheaper, lol, do you need have caution because the souse is very hot.

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  • Bibek Das

    December 25, 2019

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  • Bibek Das

    December 25, 2019

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  • Bibek Das

    December 25, 2019

    Bro please visit India bro

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  • Bibek Das

    December 25, 2019

    I wish kindly your 3lkh subscriber bro

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  • Bibek Das

    December 25, 2019

    Merry merry Christmas bro and all of you

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  • Bibek Das

    December 25, 2019

    Bro one video Indian restaurant video bro

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  • Bibek Das

    December 25, 2019

    Bro you are genius

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  • John Moran

    December 25, 2019

    Jon another great video. I speak a fair amount of Spanish but I am amazed when traveling to other countries how little of the language one needs to know to really improve the experience. Definitely good tips.

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  • Go Guerilla Foto

    December 25, 2019

    Not seeing the link to the travel Spanish channel. Would love to tune in.

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  • BodyGuardOfLies1

    December 25, 2019

    The hole in the ice is nothing to do with purification it is part of the process that ice makers use to create ice.
    Ice making making machines are plumbed into the mains water supply and they work by spraying a mist onto a freezing spike the exact size of the hole in the ice cube.
    When the cube is formed the ice maker heats the spike a fraction and the cube falls off ready for use.
    Here is a video for a non commercial home appliance but it shows you exactly the process and why you have the holes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-RE5QDDScM

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  • MTN VR

    December 25, 2019

    And yes, iced coffees are completely fine too. Had some at a cafe near Centro without even thinking of it and was completely fine my entire trip 🙂

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  • Hari M

    December 25, 2019

    Going by car from US to Mexico, we were jsut waved through — no request for identifications. Is that usual?

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  • David Ellis

    December 25, 2019

    In 🇲🇽 , Corona is considered like Busch here. A poor man's 🍺 ! #8 is easy , learn basic Spanish ! It's easy.

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  • Food and Footprints- Greg and Jumi

    December 25, 2019

    2 is such a key tip! Great way for them to hustle unsuspecting visitors

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  • Food and Footprints- Greg and Jumi

    December 25, 2019

    Remember stumbling onto some phenomenal carnitas in CDMX when seeing a massive line full of locals. Turns out it is one of the most highly regarded spots in the city

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  • Food and Footprints- Greg and Jumi

    December 25, 2019

    Couldn’t agree more with Number 1!

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  • ActionKid

    December 26, 2019

    Very good tips for visiting Mexico! I already knew many of these tips even before I went to Mexico City and my limited Spanish helped me tremendously while I was there.

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  • Karoo

    December 26, 2019

    We don't try things that exploite animals. Like eating meat🚫, dairy products🚫, eggs🚫.

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  • Justin Saine

    December 26, 2019

    Get a hepatitis A vaccine. Seriously, Get a hepatitis A vaccine. Did I mention Get a hepatitis A vaccine.

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  • Carlos Avila

    December 26, 2019

    great description of Mexico thank you.

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  • Bo Gonzales

    December 26, 2019

    That's the thing about my BarrioBrother. You can tell he loves making these videos. And best of all he loves visiting Mexico. Looking forward to your next video !

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  • Arina Ira

    December 26, 2019

    Hello jon! Good video as always, makes me want to visit mexico more. By the way, i was quite surprised about the ice issue. I mean i find it relatable where i live in indonesia, but generally people don't really ask about it. And also we use gallon of water to drink and cook, only use tap water to shower. Enjoy your visit there. Tacos make me hungry hahahaha 😁😁😁

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  • freedom loving loyalist

    December 26, 2019

    if you don't know Spanish Dora will help you

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  • Endymion

    December 26, 2019

    Not making mexican friends.

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  • C Sanchez

    December 26, 2019

    It’s “buen provecho”

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  • JT Zimm

    December 26, 2019

    What’s the deal with salad? Or even pico de gallo for street tacos? They say the locals wash them with tap water and that makes it dangerous for tourists to consume. I’m a street food lover and got in some real trouble with it in India, so now I’m a bit wary of it in other countries.

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  • Craig

    December 26, 2019

    Excellent tips !

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  • Sam

    December 27, 2019

    Yeah explore the mountains until you run into the cartels.

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  • Don Tico

    December 28, 2019

    Do not visit Garibaldi without a Mexican Pal.

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  • Mick Angelhere's World

    December 28, 2019

    Whenever I go back to England and I just get the local SIM card and if I’m staying in another country long enough I same thing and as for tipping not compulsory in Australia.
    As for water when I was in LA was told by my friends who I was staying with not to drink it so as for Mexico I will look out for the hole in the ice 👍👍👍

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  • Illi Vee

    December 29, 2019

    Mexico is so beautiful! I can’t wait to visit for the first time this year!

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  • Tran Le US Cooking Stories

    December 30, 2019

    thanks @UCmKNW9ontOlTd_p4Dg51sRQ advices ,It helpful tips for new traveler like me . I love Mexican food and want to vistit to Mexico . Now I learn more to avoid make these mistakes . Love you channel . Happy New Year and blessed you

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  • Stephanie Lucas

    December 31, 2019

    Great episode!

    One thing I had to learn is when you tip at a restaurant in Mexico you write the tip on the slip when you pay and not after the server rings up your card (like when you’re in the US). In other words if you give your credit card without writing in the tip (propina) amount the waiter may think you’re not tipping.

    Big 💯 on learning some Spanish, and helpful to say “despacio por favor” if they’re speaking too fast.

    And yes please be polite – don’t act like they owe you something because you’re visiting with your American dollars – I’ve witnessed this behavior more than I want to. It’s just gross.

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  • Regina Fernandez Macias Valadez

    January 2, 2020

    The water in mexico City is actually drinkable, the problem is with the pipielines and the tanks that hold the water, not all the buildings make sure that those are clean, but the water is pretty pure. And the ice comes from the ice machines which purifies the water or from ice bags that specialized companies distribute and is really safe. If you grab an ice cone on the street, the ice itself will be made with purified water but it's exposed to the enviroment (it's not unsafe but not the cleanest snack)

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  • tremolo3

    January 3, 2020

    It's all about Number 1. Most tourists stick to the popular places and never find out the real Mexico. And spot on with the Pueblos Mágicos suggestion. If you're still in CDMX, I strongly recommend you go to Huasca de Ocampo, Mineral del Monte and my favorite: Cuetzalan, the most amazing pueblo I've ever seen in my whole life; can't get more Mexican.

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  • Julieta Martinez

    January 3, 2020

    Qué genial qué regresaste a México, me encanta tu descripción y tu amor a mi país. Me alegro de que disfruten su estancia aquí, cuídense mucho.
    Feliz año nuevo a ti Adriana, muchos éxitos y amor. Amo tus videos, sigue así. Bendiciones desde Guadalajara.

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  • G. Lee

    January 8, 2020

    For tip #8 just watch Dora the Explorer before your trip lmao

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  • NorthVan_Dan

    January 16, 2020

    In Dec. 2019, the Telcel sim card cost 79 pesos and for 200 pesos, you get unlimited talk and text, 4 G of data and free Facebook and Instagram. Great deal! (this was at the Telcel store in Puerto Escondido). It also makes it easier to communicate with local businesses – no need to dial country codes, etc – just the area code and number. Note: everyone in Mexico uses Whats App so load it on your phone and get familiar with it before you go.

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  • NorthVan_Dan

    January 16, 2020

    TIPS: In most restaurants, the server puts the tip into the machine and then hands it to you to input your PIN (or, as thy call it, your NIP). I put myself through school as a waiter and will not go below 15%. Remember that workers in Mexico are paid lousy wages (I have been told that minimum wage is $7 a day). S0, be kind, and, to tip, follow the custom and say to the waiter, "con quince" to tell him to add 15%. Re taxis, you should tip if they help you with luggage. Again, I tip no matter what. I am not rich – but in relative terms it is not going to kill me to make someone's day a bit better.

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