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#BEDM - 5 Reasons I Am Dying To Go To Mexico

Hola!

Today is Cinco de Mayo which is a holiday widely celebrated in America and the US. So to celebrate in our own way lets talk about how awesome Mexico is. It truly is top of my bucket list of places to visit! So grab a margarita or a shot of tequila and lets explore.


1.Food and Drink

In the UK Mexican food has suddenly surged in popularity and become part of our regular meal times, but as with most cultural dishes has been altered. There is a lack of passion in the do it yourself ready meal fajita kits. Meal times in Mexico are something of pride full of rich flavour, beautiful chillies and heart. My mouth drools for real Mexican food. If you haven't sampled your local Mexican restaurant get down there right now.


Just imagine sipping an ice cold margarita by the sea, a cold beer with dinner or a damn fine shot of tequila while out celebrating. If you are heaving at the thought of tequila now I can guarantee you have had a heavy night on some harsh tasting liquor.  I will even admit for years I avoided tequila myself for the same reasons. Until one day I sampled the most beautiful honey, vanilla and oaky tasting tequila ever. Patron Anejo is mind blowingly lush. Failing that try the average brand with lime and sugar instead of salt and lemon. If you follow my Instagram you will have noticed me and the Mr had a Mezcel party.


Mezcal is Mexico's traditional drink which is meant to be sipped not shotted. Many actually think that tequila comes with worms but it is actually Mezcal and they are just like little bubbles of drink nothing yuck about them. I dare you to give it a try.

2. Culture

Being a bit of a history geek I need to see the country that has it in loads, The original home of the Aztecs which can be seen in the breath taking architecture and art work. I need to see ruins and buildings from ancient times,


Music and dancing are two things that I love and so does Mexico. Influenced by so many genres Mexico pumps out traditional folk music and so much more, I am talking mariachi gangster music. Which sounds so happy but translated is much more sinister, We will talk about that more some other time. Not to mention that 89% of Mexico is heavily religious so masses of catholic iconography can be found. I am fascinated by catholic art,

3. Art

Catholic influenced art a plenty aside and historical Aztec pieces too. Mexico was home to my favourite artist ever. If you want to find out more about why Frida Khalo is so amazing then check out my post all about Frida. You Can literally visit her home and see some of her self portraits. That may not be exciting to many but to me it is a dream come true.


4. Climate 

From deserts and cities to deep blue seas the hot weather makes for a beautiful environment, Growing beautiful flowers and having so many gorgeous natural beauty spots to visit, Lets face it if you are getting out of Britain may as well go somewhere gloriously hot, Swim in places that you can only dream of like this beauty,


5. Celebrations 

If there is one thing Mexico knows how to do it is celebrate! Combining all the dancing, music, food and drink all rolled into one, There are art festivals, feasts and fiestas but the one that hypnotises me is Dia de Muertos. Day of the dead is spent celebrating those who have passed which is such a beautiful thing to do, Celebrating the life you had with loved ones instead of being sad and upset, Plus how amazing is the make up and art that is just based around that alone. Sugar skulls and painted ladies,


So make me jealous and tell me you have been to Mexico already bur make sure you spill all! What do you think is the best thing about Mexico?

14 comments:

  1. Never been to Mexico but would like to. Not sure I'd try the Tequila though. One large glass of red wine and I'm anybody's. Doesn't bode well. Love the photos in this post. #BEDM

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    1. Everyone has to try tequila at least once ;) x

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  2. This is one of the places I would love to visit too. I can only imagine how authentic Mexican food must taste like.

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    1. I can just smell all the spices now yum x

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  3. I'd love to go to Mexico - I love Frida Kahlo and her fashion. You must read 'Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera' if you haven't already :-)

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    1. There are so many posts about Frida on my blog I truly love her! I need to read that I am sure it is amazing x

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  4. Oh it sounds like a fantastic place to visit!

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  5. Im not a fan of the food as I can't eat anything spicy, but I am with you on the other 4 points, would love to see the beautiful places Maxico has to offer, the culture and the art!! Hope you make it there one day!
    Two Hearts One Roof

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    1. Sorry to hear you don't dig spicy food but the art will more than make up for it x

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  6. I'm going to Mexico on Monday for 15 days and I can't wait!!! :) :) I have a lot of the same reasons as you so I guess you can understand my excitement. I've always loved Mexican food and history so as a follow history geek I can't wait to go and take a look at the Mayan ruins and learn more about the history. I always go off the beaten track to get the real feel for the place I'm going to. I also look forward to swimming and snorkling in the beautiful cenotes and azur blue waters of Yucutan. We are going to Playa Del Carmen, but are travelling around a fair bit too.:) I'll tell you all about it when I get back! :) xxx

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    1. Oh my gosh Mookie 15 days you lucky lady. When you are back we will have to finally meet up and you can make me green with envy by telling me all about it. Have a fantastic time xx

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  7. I would love to visit Mexico, though I'm not sure I'd cope well with the heat! The food, the art and the history would probably win me over though!

    Jane

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    1. The heat and the bugs are worth combating for the glorious sights and experiences ;) x

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