The CARE Surrogacy team wants to make this a serene journey. If you have anything that will make you feel more relaxed being away from home, please feel free to bring it along; your laptop, cell phone — perhaps even your favorite pillow or something personal and cherished.
Quick Packing Tips:
— Casual, Comfortable clothes and shoes
— Our translation guide for speaking Spanish when out in the city
— Please keep a copy of your passport with you at all times
Focus on packing casual, modest clothing made of natural fabrics to keep you cool and comfortable. Be sure to bring at least one light jacket or sweater for the occasional breezy evenings and a few pairs of comfy shoes. If you plan on taking a swim or having a relaxing afternoon by the water, bring a cover-up to wear when traveling between the beach or pool and your hotel room — as it is frowned upon to wear swimwear in public places.
Your goal is to not to look like a tourist, as this will attract attention. Nothing screams "foreigner" more than a pair of shorts and flip-flops. Invest in an oversized purse or messenger bag to carry cameras and other belongings, dress unpretentiously when visiting religious or historical sights, and never dress provocatively.
Mexico's electricity system is the same as that of the USA: 120 V; 60 Hz. Most of your electrical equipment (like video cameras, digital cameras, laptops) operates on 12 volts via a product-specific adaptor — check the adaptor and the device instructions to be sure.