This place is full of beautiful landscapes, memorable monuments, and interesting cities ready to “enchant” any visitor. The legendary country of Mexico has been a great “crossroads” of different cultures over the centuries, with its reputation far surpassing the country’s boundaries. A destination that lends itself to exceptional and unforgettable experiences and should not be missing from every traveler’s list. We decided to honor this special place by mentioning some key points that the aspiring traveler should know in order to be quite prepared for what they are going to encounter.
A few words about the country
Mexico is located on the American continent and, in particular, North America. It is found in the south of the United States of America and north of the Caribbean islands. It has a population exceeding 126 million inhabitants and, like the US, is divided into 31 States. This is a fully Spanish-speaking country; however, the accommodation of tourists is facilitated by the good use of English by a large portion of Mexicans, mainly due to the border with the USA. The national currency is called the Mexican peso.
The Mexican nature
The landscapes of Mexican nature offer stunning images with shocking features that are rarely found anywhere else. They are characterized by different tones of beauty and diversity, as in the territory of Mexico, we find from tropical forests and vast jungles to the huge coastline and “unsurpassed” deserts. Beautiful valleys surrounded by despotic mountains and raging rivers are also there. In all this, Mexican nature has the opportunity to highlight the “magic” and the variety that characterizes it with the existence of numerous species of vegetation and fauna. Separate and rare animals have the opportunity to live in their natural environment and to preserve species that on other continents tend to disappear, despite the fact that many jungles and forests are not very far from habitable areas.
The famous Mexican cuisine
The popularity of Mexican cuisine and its popularity in the world is easily proven by simple research in restaurants around the globe. Nowhere, however, does the taste and quality of Mexican delicacies “reach” the unrivalled authenticity that we find in their “homeland”. Delicious, traditional dishes directly from the “source” from which they were first prepared to captivate every visitor, despite the well-known to all of us Hot Chili that often characterizes them. Among other things, the most popular dish in Mexico is the burrito which consists of meat, fish, or legumes covered in tortillas. This is followed by the well-known tacos, where thin pieces of roast on the spit are served with the accompaniment of tortillas, onions, and often pineapples. It is also worth mentioning the excellent pozole soup. This recipe has green chilli, cumin, garlic, chicken, and corn.
The fascinating liveliness of people
A walk through Mexican cities is enough to convince the visitor of the constant tension of the local population and the pleasant atmosphere created through it. The Mexicans are spontaneous and proud of their country. Local and traditional music can be heard frequently and loudly, and locals invite ecstatic tourists to dance without a second thought. They think it is a big deal that people come from all around the world to their country and this obliges them to show their best and most helpful self. This can be found in the countless and diverse kinds and temperament catering establishments – from sophisticated restaurants to simple taverns and street foods which offer a wide range of choices to the visitor. They will usually promote Mexican flavors in food and alcohol to tourists because they simply believe this is the best choice.
Finally, I have to mention the risks that must be considered by the visitor. The country of Mexico has unfortunately been famous for several decades for the flourishing of drug cartels and the great corruption that exists. These factors contribute to the existence of sometimes uncontrolled crime, organized and not, but also the small fights on the streets of the city by minorities of the population. However, the relevant surveys show that the country is not a destination of the maximum high-risk scale, and the risk differs radically depending on the region. In any case, a trip to Mexico is an extraordinary and unforgettable experience. The diversity of cities, the “meeting” of many historical cultures in one country, and its liveliness rank turn Mexico into a must-see destination for every traveler. It is suggested, however, that the visit be organized and under the guidance of experienced and prepared staff.