by Taetske | 6:28 pm
(Last Updated On: January 2, 2019)

Mexico, that colorful and interesting country


Mexico, a country full of history, great monuments, beaches, and colorful towns, great food, music, and friendly people. Dare to emerge yourself into a new culture, you will be happy you did. When going on a trip, and especially to a new country inform yourself well beforehand.

What money to take, do you need a visa, how about some medicine you absolutely need and might not be able to get there? Another aspect is, of course, the political situation, is it safe to go there? Get to know what is the proper way to dress, do not think as you are a tourist you can do what you like. Check on the temperatures during the time you are going, one might be in for a surprise. Show some respect for your quest country. Learning a word or two will be a good idea and normally the locals will appreciate your efforts. There are many little details which will help you to have a great holiday.

Have a look at this interesting YouTube video on Mayan Temples.



Why one should travel

I personally love to travel. When I was younger I studied in different countries to learn the language. You see new cultures, will be able to read books in their original language and see some lovely nature. Most important is to meet the people of these new countries, to see how they live. Eat the special foods discovering new tastes. I have always liked to try new dishes. Once, in the Philippines, I was asked if I liked the food. I said yes to then be told it was snake stew. It tasted great must I must admit it was good I was told afterward.

Then we have the music and other forms of art. The knowledge is taught by fathers to their children during many generations. This reflects the people, how they live and love. These art forms often come through the ages and still are present in modern day life. When you interact with people you will discover we are all humans with similar wishes, worries, and dreams.

Travelling will broaden your horizon and will hopefully make you realize we are all inhabitants of this great world. To have friends of different nationalities is one of the nice things in life, to have these friendships makes life worth living and precious.



Delicious food

The above YouTube video is about food, Mexican food. The food there is colorful and healthy and it can be spicy if you like. There are many little places on the streets where you can stop to have a flavourful bite. Eating in a different country is, of course, one of the holiday pleasures one should not miss out on.


If you happen to find yourself going to Mexico, you may want to check out the following link.  Experiencias Xcaret

The company “ Experiencias Xcaret ” has something for the adventurer and the family.  You can visit Mayan temples, experience zip lines or stay a little safer with some guided river excursions.


Mexican traditions

Mexican tradition



When you have traveled in your life it will give you lovely memories when older. Because of Global Warming, certain places on our planet will change or even disappear. Do not put off for tomorrow if you can go there now. Some people know their way around Mexico but for those of us that do not, a great guide would be helpful.  Lonely Planet is well known for their travel guides.  Here is one for Mexico.  Lonely Planet Mexico (travel guide)



Photo Source: Free Great Pictures

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Hi Taetske. Some 20+ years ago actually taking a wonderful two-week bus tour in Europe, I had the privilege of befriending a group of relatives, (an aunt and her niece and nephew) who were Latina/Latino and who lived in El Paso Texas.

Twice, in the mid 1990s they were so kind as to invite me to visit them in El Paso. El Paso is literally right across the border leading into Mexico and on several excursions by car they brought me into that country.

They fully admitted that Juarez, Mexico is not exactly the safest city in that country. But I remember that it was a pretty fun visit.

The family actually took me to some very nice Mexican restaurants where I was able to appreciate the types of food – of high quality that was a part of my meal.

Prior to that visit, and due to the fact that I had a bad experience, I disliked Mexican food.

Sadly, I lost touch with them over the years. However, in remembering my trips, brief and very limited considering the distances that were traveled as they were, Mexico is a country rich in culture, history, and tradition. So much so that one day I would like to see so much more of what Mexico has to offer.

The link to the Mexican travel/tourist company that you included in your article as well as the two embedded videos – one of the Mayan Temples the second on Mexican cuisine all provided a wealth of info for a individual thinking of visiting that country!


Jan 18.2018 | 04:29 pm


    Good evening Jeff,

    Thank you for commenting on my post on Mexico. To emerge oneself visiting a new country is an absolute must for me. I am not the beach/get brown type of person. I love to visit places, interact with the locals and go to funny out of the way eateries. Like that you get a real “feeling” for this new place. Long time ago I worked 3 months on a Greek cruise ship, Venice and the Greek islands. Later on I did 7 months on a Russian cruise ship, from Southampton/Enland down the coast up to the Canary Islands with Lisbon, parts of Spains mainland and Madeira inbetween. Going on land I always explored these new places and coming back in 14 days would know my way around already.
    To travel is one of the joys of this life.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jan 18.2018 | 06:59 pm

Cory Haasnoot

I have never been to Mexico but it looks beautiful from the pictures and videos on your website. I would be kind of nervous traveling there now with all the drug cartels and turmoil that goes on down there. I just wouldn’t feel safe but that’s just me I’m sure it’s a wonderful place to visit. The historical culture is what I would want to see if I traveled down there.

Dec 05.2018 | 05:02 pm


    Good Morning Cory,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Yes, it is a shame that this beautiful and interesting country does not find peace and that traveling there might not be the best choice just now. Luckily there are still many countries worldwide where traveling is a joy and not dangerous. I hope you will find a nice one for your next holiday.

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 06.2018 | 08:11 am

Bruno Oliveira

Hi Taetske:

I never been to mexico, but after reading your lovely post I got curious and will seriously think about it.

Would you recommend a beach oriented Hollyday or a more cultural side?

Is it possible to have both beach and culture in the same trip? 

What are th best number of days to get to know mexico in terms on trip lenght?

What about cost of living is it more expensive than the states or canada?



Jan 03.2019 | 04:00 pm


    Good Morning Bruno,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    I worked in the tourist business for 14 years. Italy, different places in Spain and the Canary Islands, also 3 months on a Greek cruise ship and 7 months on a Russian cruise ship. In Italy, I did the round trip, 7 days by bus and more than 2000km on the road.

    What kind of holiday would be best? Beach or culture? Personally, I think the best is a combination of 1 week relax and 1 week touring the country. 2 Weeks in a bus can get stressful and 2 weeks only on the beach gets boring, but as I said, that is my opinion.

    In general I would say that prices are cheaper than in the U.S and Canada. One should take care while visiting the very touristy places as of course there prices are high, but not higher than in the before mentioned countries. You can always try to haggle a little. Off the main routes, it will be very affordable be it food or souvenirs.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jan 04.2019 | 07:55 am


I have always wanted to visit the Mayan Temples. Seen it many times in the movies. Sadly but all these years I have never visited Mexico just yet! I go to other places instead like in Europe or in Asia. After reading your article I will definitely make it happen this year that I am going to Mexico. Good read.

Jan 03.2019 | 04:03 pm


    Good Morning Nuttanee,

    Nice to see you again and thank you for your comment.

    The world is so big with so many lovely places one could visit that it is not always easy to chose where to go.

    I hope you will be able to visit Mexico this year, such a colorful and lovely country.

    Regards, Taetske 

    Jan 04.2019 | 07:56 am


I must say that this article is awesome Taetske. I have never been to Mexico, I have family there and I know that they are very satisfied there primarily because of food, they say it is so delicious. I must talk with my wife about this, we want to go on a travel in the spring and you just give me great idea.

Jan 03.2019 | 04:05 pm


    Good Morning Daniel,

    Nice to see you again and hear you liked the article. I really think that to be able to travel is one of the nicest things one can do in life.

    I traveled a lot when I was younger and I am very happy that I was able to do that. My oldest girlfriend is Marie from Sweden, we met when I was 15 years old. Then I have a Danish friend Rolf who lives in Canada. We met in France when I was 18 years old. Lifelong friendships are a treasure.

    I hope you will be able to visit Mexico this year with your wife.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jan 04.2019 | 07:56 am


Yes, I think I will go visit Mexico with the family one day! I’ve had this trip on my bucket list since a couple of friends went to Mexico a couple of years ago, and the colourful way you describe it, makes me even more excited to go there! I absolutely love the Australianised version of Mexican food – I’d love to experience the real thing, amongst the real culture one day!

Apr 17.2019 | 02:43 pm


    Good evening Josie,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Normally the food tastes best in its home country, Nowadays you can get all the foods where ever you go but it misses the local touch. I hope you will be able to visit Mexico one day.

    Regards, Taetske 

    Apr 17.2019 | 06:51 pm

Jannatul Ferdaus

After reading your article, I found out that you have discussed in your post about Mexico, it looks beautiful from the pictures and videos on your website. About your description, Mexico is a colorful and lovely country, most important is to meet the people of these new countries, to see how they live, to taste Mexican foods and to visit the beautiful Mayan temple. Thank you for sharing this article. I like your post very much.

Apr 17.2019 | 03:34 pm


    Good evening Jannatul,

    I am happy you like my post. I hope you will be able to visit Mexico one day. I am sure you will enjoy your holiday.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 17.2019 | 07:07 pm

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