So I’ve decided to make my years-long-dream come true and finally experience a side of the world I have been desperate to see: Mexico. Next month will be the first time for me in a third-world-country. It will also be the first time for me being exposed to a subtropical climate. I am really excited about the opportunity presented to me.
Since being unemployed, I’ve been wondering whether or not I should just evade this rut of daily nothingness and either check out more of Canada (Toronto perhaps) or finally visit my dear friends in West Mehiko. Guadalajara, to be exact. Since both trips would have come out to be about the same price-wise (I do not recommend last-minute-bookings. Seriously, spend your pennies well!), I heard that Mexico can be cheaper when you calculate the food, drinks, and travels.
I plan on seeing a few places here and there. Mehiko City was on the agenda at first (the one and only Mexican capital), but my friend wrinkled her nose at this and said it’s an ugly city. “I’d rather have you see pure Mexican cities when you’re here!” were here words so we will venture out to other spots that show less of the Western culture and more of the Tequila mentality. “No matter what you do, NEVER TRAVEL ALONE!” was the E-mail I received from another friend. A bit scared by his unmistakable sentence, I have now found a way to always travel with people and not be left alone too many times. Not that I would have minded but I really don’t know what to expect.
So this gives me about 1 week to brush up on my rather meager Spanish skills. I will certainly take a dictionary along the way. And learn a sentence here and there. Or start practicing with Latin New Yorkers. Ordering a bagel in Spanish might help.
Now fellow bloggers, here is a question to you: What do you recommend seeing in Mehiko? If you’ve ever been, that is. Or if you heard of a place too beautiful to be true. I guess it would have to be in a radius of 4 hours around Guadalajara, but that should provide plenty of options!
Alas, I am looking forward to your answers and insight! Si! Let’s do this!