Mexico 2013

This video has been around for a little while. It makes Mexico City seem a very tempting destination. Heck, you all know full well it is a very tempting city. The Shakira of cities. Although I do wonder – how many of the 20 million odd souls calling Mexico City home would recognize this Mexico City? Not too high a percentage I suspect. I can’t quite get over an English person declaring that they never imagined they’d find a castle in the middle of a city. Ummm. Tower of London? I much preferred this video. It’s an oldie, but it’s still very cool.

The VisitMexico campaign have uploaded quite a few new videos since I last looked, including the one I linked too in the first sentence of this post. I particularly like the Estado de Mexico One. But the video I’ve decided to post here is the best of the bunch. All of these videos do very closely follow the format, style and atmosphere laid down by the Bicentenario videos from 2010. And that is no bad thing at all. Incidentally, this is where my new theme pays off. Videos are much more watchable within the post at this size.

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  • My wife and I were just saying yesterday, time to pick blackberries and make jamb. Best thing, we control how sweet the jam is, actually that’s lower down on the list, behind eating delicious home made jam in midwinter. We also make pies, and generally have enough left over to freeze some. All for free, just have to pick them. I do hate the scratch or two though.

  • I’m gonna have to watch the video later. Flash has crashed for about the 17th time today, and for about the 3000th time this month.

    Although I have fond feelings for Adobe due to the overall wonderfulness of Photoshop, could someone there please, for the love of God, make flash work properly?

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we could understand this kind of unreliability of we were running linux, or even a Mac, but on Windows 7? C’mon guys!

    • OK, finally got Flash to work. Video is great, though after a while the appearance of the woman in the prom dress gets to be a bit distractingly amusing. I found myself chuckling a couple of times after she just kept coming back.

      I guess the idea is that even if you are in the middle of nowhere, there are beautiful women to be found in Mexico. So just leave the wife behind and come visit by your self.

      Saludos,

      Kim G
      Boston, MA
      Where we would have appreciated a bit more gender balance in the film.

      • Every video of these sort (Bicentenario, Tradiciones etc) all seem to promote two types of Mexican women. The younger are beautiful with European features. The older are indigenous, and great cooks/weavers etc. Kinda bizarre.

        It’s all about perspective. I’m perfectly happy to see a lot of the former. 🙂

  • The use of fast cutting technique always seems frenetic to me – hard to follow and causing a certain unconformable nervousness in the effort to try and keep up. I would prefer something a little more mellow. These are all young people’s ads – they are not going after the older set with those fast images in my opinion.

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