I remember when I was about 12 years old the first McDonalds came to Mexico City. It was in Polanco (rich part of the city). Back then McDonalds was a novelty and only rich people went there. Now of course there are McDonalds all over the place in Mexico City and everyone goes there. Seeing this little McDonalds inside the subway station however made me laugh. I haven’t been to every subway station in the USA, but I bet you wont find this in the USA.
Not a cultural post, but I don’t really consider myself that much of a cultural tourist. For some reason when Americans travel abroad we are put down if we don’t follow the “cultured” activities, but I never really understood that thought. I don’t drink and I don’t I don’t go clubbing. I have however shopped many times at foreign Walmarts and I bought some chicken McNuggets for AJ today. I am kind of torn on this issue. I don’t want to be seen as the “Ugly American” but at the same time I am on vacation and want to do be free to do whatever I can (legally of course).