Stressing the foreign qualities of the country and people, this first discusses the general history, the population groups and the ""modern veneer"" which is peculiar to Mexico but which has not changed the Mexican characteristics. From guidance on the preparations needed, to the types of trips to choose (according to the time and money that can be allowed), this further looks into travel by bus, automobile, and by plane both to and within the country. The next section covers the principal cities and their areas; the north, east, south and west as touring possibilities, and within each gives recommendations and lists of hotels and resorts, shops, eating places, things to do and how to do them, day and night life, etc., etc. For a first tripper there are many useful suggestions and for a repeat-visitor there are plenty of new ideas for extending their knowledge of this country. Over-all maps of Mexico and of individual cities.