Mexico, that colorful and interesting country
Mexico has more than 126 million inhabitants and a surface of 1.972.550 km which is 761.610 sq mi. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. Mexico receives around 39 million tourists a year which is also due to the fact that this country ranks seventh in the world for the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Mexico is identified as one of six cradles of civilization and where Pre-Columbian Mexico dates to about 8000 BC. 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. A big variety of beautiful nature will delight you. Visit Cabo Pulmo National Park as an example. Here you can snorkel, dive and visit the coral reef. Perhaps you would like to see Sumidero Canyon. You can book a boat tour to visit this stunning deep gorge.
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 glorious holiday.
Have a look at this interesting YouTube video on Mayan Temples. This country is rich in history and many things can still be visited giving you a glimpse of times long passed. I would suggest wearing the right type of shoes as some climbing might be involved.
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 music and other forms of art. The knowledge is taught by fathers to their children over 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.
This YouTube video offers you some mouth-watering recipes. It is worth trying to cook those at home and I am sure the great taste will surprise you.
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. GRUPO XCARET
The company “ GRUPO 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.
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 its travel guides. Here is one for Mexico. Lonely Planet Mexico (travel guide)
A valuable book for your library
The writer of Fire and blood is Mr. T. R. Fehrenbach, a native of Texas and an American historian. He is a writer of over 20 books. The history of Mexico for sure is not boring and I think you will love this book. Spectacular achievements and great civilizations will keep you spellbound.
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