Living: Mexico's Peso Paradise

Devaluation brings vacations that cost less than staying home

After waking up in a clean, comfortable, $7-a-night hotel room in Mexico City, the young couple from Kansas City ate a four-course breakfast that cost them 70¢ each and then took a 1¢ bus ride downtown for a morning of sightseeing. Bob and Rhonda Sparks spent $2 for a spicy three-course lunch near the Palacio de Bellas Artes and realized that "the amount of money we brought down here for two weeks could last half a year." At the delightful little Hotel Montejo in Mérida, Ted...

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