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!
9 thoughts on “Traveling to Mexico: What, How, and When”
I have never been to Mexico, but I really want to go!! This sounds so exciting!!! I’m really happy for you. Yay!
thanks, Liz, my excitement level is slowly getting there, too. :-)))))
I have heard only fabulous things about Mexico – it’s one of those countries I think from a UK base you think of only all inclusive beach resorts… but there is so much on the traveller agenda I wouldn’t know where to start!
I know, right? For Americans Cancun and Playa del Carmen are typical resort and vaca spots but I’m going all the way to the West/ South and claiming a more Mexican- cultural oriented stay. I think I will be interested to get around with almost no espanol knowledge… As a European I am pretty excited to finally see what this place is made of!
Hey, you should check out Mexico City if you get the chance. Yeah there are big ugly bits, but there’s so much to do here. There’s the pyramids, the canals at xochimilco, plaza garibaldi to see mariachi, the cathedral, the castle, the night life…. its brilliant! If you’re looking for stuff nearer guadalajara you should check out tequilla, they do tours in the tequilla factories and there’s lots of shots given out :p and puerto vallarta will be close to you too! Hope you enjoy it!
Thank you so so much! I don’t think I’ll have the time to go to Mehiko Citay, but I do believe that Puerto Vallarta is on our list. I also heard about Tequilla so I will certainly go there! Love your blog, btw!
It’s a shame you wont get to do DF! Still theres tons of other amazing places to see. If you go to puerto vallarta you need to go to puerto escondido!!! Thanks for swinging by my page, always nice to see people are enjoying it!
The only place I have been to in Mexico is Cozumel and I’ll be honest I mostly only saw the bar and the beach which was fine with me at the time, but I don’t think that’s probably what you’re looking for. It’s good that you have a friend there who can show you around. Have fun. I’ll look forward to reading about your experience when you get back 🙂
Thank you Amanda! I’ll catch up with all of your lovely posts once I get back! Thank you so much for liking my fbook page – it’s always encouraging to see fellow bloggers be a part of that niche of my life! 🙂