My Mexican blog posts:

There is something about the Spanish culture that I absolutely adored when I was in Europe. A combination of the weather, the language, the food, people and music; a sense of happiness encompassed me in Spain, and I was hoping for the same in Mexico. I hadn’t been to Mexico since a childhood visit to Tijuana, so I was definitely excited to explore the unknown. I had been learning Spanish for the few months leading up to this trip, and I was enthused by the prospect of practicing these skills. It was also a cheap, chilled way to end my trip; a cheeky stop through the Riviera Maya, who wouldn’t say no to a swim in the Caribbean?!

  • Capital: Mexico City
  • Population: 128 million
  • Currency: Mexican peso
  • Language: Spanish (but with a number of dialects) and English
  • Highlights:
    • Mexico City: where every hour is rush hour, where each neighbourhood is so incredibly different and where the country’s history is at its most rich.
    • Teotihuacan: climb the pyramids that are the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Moon.
    • Isla Mujeres: the cutest little island featuring whale sharks, golf carts and beaches!
    • Tulum: a little less developed, the beach here stretches for miles with glowing white sand and blue water.
    • Chichen Itza: one of Mexico’s biggest tourist attractions
    • Oaxaca: food, history and just a straight up beautiful city
  • Did you know?
    • Mexico is the largest Spanish speaking country in the world
    • Mexico’s official name is United Mexican States
    • Chocolate originated in Mexico!
    • Mexico City is sinking! It was built on an ancient lake/swampland and is sinking at a rate of about 10 inches a year.
    • Somewhat incredibly, the Caesar salad was invented in Mexico.