30 May Mexico
It is a pleasure to introduce Mexico, a country on the American continent, which despite its proximity to the United States still retains much of its culture. The centre of Mexico is a great, high plateau, open to the north with mountain chains on the east and west and with ocean fronts beyond.
Magalena V. shares with us a guide in images to this wonderful destination
Cancun is Mexico’s most important tourist destination and one of the most recognized worldwide, located in the state of Quintana Roo, in the region of the Yucatan Peninsula
Los Cabos is one of the most beautiful and exclusive destinations in Mexico. It is located at the southern tip of Baja California peninsula.
Manzanillo is in the state of Oaxaca. Mexico has a huge variety of beach locations, which makes this country a great place to vacation.
If you’re a culture vulture, you should certainly visit T”eotihucan“, famous for impressive pyramids.
Chichen Itza – The largest of the Mayan cities in the Yucatan Peninsula and one of the most visited tourist destinations of Mexico. The most famous landmark of Chichen Itza pyramid temple is the “Castle”. The design of the temple has special astronomical significance.
Nestled in the mountains of the Sierra emerges the beautiful colonial city of Guanajuato. I suggest you visit the museum of the mummies and the house of Diego Rivera. In the month of October one of the most important cultural events in Mexico, llamdo the “Cervantino”, take place here.
In the state of Chiapas, you can enjoy of a relaxing boat ride in this beautiful place called “Canon del sumidero“, a beautiful accident of nature.
Mexico is not only known for its beautiful scenery, but for its exquisite culinary variety, such as guacamole, tamales, tacos al pastor, tlalluda, tacos and skirt steak. The variety of dishes that can be enjoyed here are endless!
As for beverages, the variety is huge including fresh fruit juices, hot chocolate and atole.
Tlayuda – Originating from the state of Oaxaca in Mexico, “Tlayuda” is a large, fried tortilla topped with an assortment of ingredients including; refried beans, meat, cheese (also native to Oaxaca) and salsa.
Tacos al Pastor – Much like the Lebanese, “Shawarma” Tacos al pastor contains marinated meat that is cut off a vertical rotisserie topped with pineapple juice to make the meat more tender. Once the meat is cut, common ingredients seen in the taco include; finely chopped onions, hot salsa, and lime Juice.
The climate of Mexico varies as the topography changes. Coastal fronts experience extremely hot temperatures in both summer and also in winter with only a 5 degree difference between the two seasons. More central cities and communities experience a comfortable and temperate climate throughout the year with varying temperatures between seasons. Cities with much higher elevation including the capital, “Mexico City” can reach sub-zero temperatures in the winter.
Mexican children do not receive presents on Christmas day but rather on the 6th of January, the day the Mexicans celebrated the arrival of the, “Three Wise Men”