Are you going to Mexico?
Are you going to Mexico? Before you buy your travel insurance, there are a few things to think about:
- The cost of your holiday - Because if you have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, you'll want to know that you are able to get your money back
- The activities you might be doing while you are there - We include over 50 adventure activities as standard, so it’s more than likely you'll be covered, but it's best to check before you take part! If you're planning anything more extreme, we can offer you extra cover. Just give us a call on the number above
- How much your luggage is worth - You don't want to be left struggling to replace all your precious items
- And don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Mexico from the FCO
Did you know that...?
- The poinsettia, a vivid red-and-green plant favoured by grannies at Christmas, originally comes from Mexico. It's named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US minister to Mexico, who first brought it home in 1825 - maybe for his gran.
- Mexico City was built on top of a big lake. You'd think that wouldn't make great foundations for a city - and you'd be right. The city's water is drawn from underground, causing it to sink by 20cm a year - much faster than Venice!
- Chihuahua, Mexico's largest state, gives its name to one of the world's smallest breeds of dog. Pots depicting Chihuahua-like dogs were found in Mexico from 300 BC, when hairless dogs were eaten at feasts.
- Warm up your vocal chords and brush up your lyrics before attempting to sing the Mexican national anthem! You could be fined if you get it wrong, as singer Guadalupe Madrigal was when she messed up the words before a soccer match in 2004.
- Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, is still spoken by 1.5 million people in Mexico. Dozens of Nahuatl words are used in everyday English, including tomato, chocolate, avocado, guacamole, cocoa, chilli and shack. Spot the odd one out.
- In Mexico they were smashing up piñatas - suspended containers full of goodies - at birthdays long before the Spanish turned up. The Aztecs did it to celebrate the birth of the god Huitzilopochtli, with song, dance - and a few dozen sacrifices!
- Mexicans love to hoist big flags up in town squares. A giant national flag 34.3m x 60m across was run up a 100m flagpole in Piedras Negras on 2 December 2011 - the largest flag ever flown from a pole. It happened to be right next to the US border.
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