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S. S. dollars at 11 pesos to the dollar. S. dollars. Thus, currency fluctuations are unlikely to affect the prices most hotels charge. Mexico has a value-added tax of 15% (Impuesto de Valor Agregado, or IVA; pronounced “ee-vah”) on most everything, including restaurant meals, bus tickets, and souvenirs. ) Hotels charge the usual 15% IVA, plus a locally administered bed tax of 2% (in most areas), for a total of 17%. In Cancún, Los Cabos, and Cozumel, hotels charge the 10% IVA plus 2% room tax. The prices quoted by hotels and restaurants do not necessarily include IVA.

Another good remedy to keep the mosquitoes away is to mix citronella essential oil with basil, clove, and lavender essential oils. If you’re sensitive to bites, pick up some antihistamine cream from a drugstore at home. Most readers won’t ever see an alacrán (scorpion). But if one stings you, go immediately to a hospital or a doctor. The one lethal scorpion found in some parts of Mexico is the Centruroides, part of the Buthidea family, characterized by a thin body, thick tail, and triangularshaped sternum.

Tips Don’t Stow It—Ship It Though pricey, it’s sometimes worthwhile to travel luggage-free, particularly if you’re toting sports equipment, meetings materials, or baby equipment. com). qxp 8/9/07 9:52 PM Page 29 GETTING THERE 29 Tips Coping with Jet Lag Jet lag is a pitfall of traveling across time zones. If you’re flying north-south and you feel sluggish when you touch down, your symptoms will be the result of dehydration and the general stress of air travel. When you travel east-west or vice versa, however, your body becomes thoroughly confused about what time it is, and everything from your digestive system to your brain is knocked for a loop.

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