Mexico City Photo Gallery

Perched 2400m above sea level, Mexico's capital is home to 25 million people, and all the chaos and pollution that comes with it. With the US travel advisory on Mexico City due to crime, visitors need to be particularly vigilant and careful. With risk comes reward - a beautiful historic city centre, plenty of museums, and easily accessible pyramids just outside the city.

First impressions fueled apprehension. The airport bus has a guard on board, while the subway system is rife with pickpockets. Police presence is heavy in the centre, although it didn't seem very safe to wander about at night. Pay attention to your country's travel advisories, stay aware of your surroundings, use your feet to get around, and enjoy this incredibly big city.

Coin and bank note images from the Banco de Mexico.