Scenes from Mexico is a photo array of our remarkable time in Mexico.
Mexico is a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time.
I remember back when I was a young lass, organising an interstate trip at a travel agency. (People did that back then.)
I got chatting with the agent and she told me about her recent trip to Mexico and how much she loved it. Especially the food.
“It’s much better than the Mexican food we have here,” she said.
People actually go to Mexico?
And there’s great food?
It was the first time my mind was opened to the wonderful world of foreign lands. But my 18-year-old self dismissed Mexico as a dreamland that other people visited. It just didn’t seem like a possibility for me.
Fast forward a few years and my bestie announced she was off to the land of ponchos and sombreros. That got me thinking about Mexico again. I was now a world traveller but still, there were other countries on my list.
Countries like Egypt, Turkey and anywhere in Africa that had lions, elephants and giraffes.
Eventually, those countries – and more – were ticked off. Andrew was talking about Central America and I found myself hankering for a trip to Mexico!
But there were a few obstacles in the way. Some were in our heads (it was supposed to be dangerous) and some were logistical.
Mexico is a long way from Australia and the flights are expensive. We saw return flights as high as $3,000, admittedly it was peak season but that was the only time we could go.
We weren’t going to pay that much and Mexico was put on the backburner.
So when we decided to take a year off work to travel the world, Mexico and Central America were a must visit.
In fact, they were the only must visit we had.
What’s so good about Mexico?
Well for a start, they invented chocolate.
It’s believed the Mayans were the first to discover cacao, turning the beans inside the pods into a treasured chocolate drink. Over the centuries the drink has been transformed into the scrumptious chocolate we enjoy today.
Thank you Mexico!
But there’s more to Mexico than chocolate.
Ancient ruins make my heart sing and Mexico is teeming with Mayan ruins. The pyramids are jaw-dropping, and the knowledge and skill it must have taken to build them blows my mind.
We were there for 40 days and it was nowhere near enough time to see everything. Most of our time was spent in the south but I would love to see the Copper Canyon and Baja California in the north.
Fingers crossed I get to visit Mexico again.
P.S. I much prefer the cheesy Mexican food smothered in sour cream we have at home!
Scenes from Mexico
Pyramids and Ruins
Day of the Dead
The colours of Mexico
Some Random Pics
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