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1. Posted by knowmad (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

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I'm arriving in México around 13 September for a two month trip. Can anyone recommend a good location in northern México (anywhere between Tijuana and Chihuahua) to take part in the Independence Day celebrations? I've heard that Hildago del Parral may be a good option. I'm a first time traveller to México (but speak fluent Spanish) so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

2. Posted by rubens (Budding Member 35 posts) 10y

First of all, thanks for visiting Mexico and hope you enjoy our country, Chihuahua is a good option to celebrate the independence and a historic place, Pancho Villa and his Dorados made this state famous, otra buena opcion seria que ademas de visitar el norte, fueras a el Bajio (Guanajuato, Guadalajara) ya que en Guanajuato fue donde se dio el famoso Grito de Independencia... saludos y me gustaria estar en contacto contigo, a la mejor hasta me contratas como tu guia! jejeje mi mail es: -snip- please feel free to ask about anything of Mexico.

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3. Posted by adrienne f (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

Hola El Grito!
I don't know anything abt northern Mexico but I have no doubt you will have a glorious stay in the country because the people are friendly (they'll love you for speaking Spanish!) and gracious. Yucatan peninsula is outstanding with the exception of Cancun which felt like San Diego to me! Wonderful Maya ruins there & to the south. The web can give you more & varied info than any correspondent!

4. Posted by knowmad (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hey folks - thanks for the advice. El Grito in Chihuahua was fantastic! Hooked up with a couple of Mexican Federal Police officers who were staying in my hotel whilst escorting the relics of an old French saint around Mexico... and we all went out for the celebrations! The parade the following day was fantastic! You can read more about it on my blog and see photos on my Flickr page.