Mexico gets a bad rep. With the headless bodies found on the border and the hubbub drug trading has created, people forget about all the wonderful aspects the country has to offer. There is more to this beautiful country than danger and drugs. Here are four reasons you SHOULD go to Mexico.
1. The Exchange Rate
Getting more for your dollar is taking the exchange rate lightly. One U.S. dollar is equal to 12.67 pesos. A meal consisting of tacos from a little stand outside the confines of the Americanized resorts costs, on average, 20 pesos. To save you from doing the math, that is less than two dollars to us.
The other benefit to the exchange rate is you can find out or do just about anything you want by handing someone a tip. For example, if you visit the Mexican zoo (which does exist), there might happen to be a baby panther, and if you happen to have a little extra money for the zookeeper, you might get a playdate with the cub, which would probably be the most memorable day at the zoo ever.
2. No Restrictions:
Time is no object in Mexico. It is merely a suggestion that the culture takes lightly. Because of this, there is no set time as to when anything begins. You can honestly live as you please. In the heart of the real culture, there are no places to make reservations for dinner or the hippest place in town. The restaurants are simple and full of flavor. Their cleanliness is not regulated by the health department and their cast iron skillets have not been cleaned in years. The beauty may be in the eye of the beholder but it is the way these people live. No restrictions on time or life.
Holy sun, Batman. This is the epitome of a beachside relaxation. With the crystal clear turquoise ocean and the Central American sun, you can get your tan on in paradise. In the middle of winter when you are tired of shoveling the driveway, you can take off for the warmth hidden in Mexico. Always humid and always inviting, Mexico’s sun will rid anyone of their winter blues. A cheap flight and a wide open beach, you do not have to be at one of the resorts to enjoy the beautiful landscape.
Mexican culture is completely different than here in the United States. Success is viewed as a way to mark you as a target for the drug lords and the police are far from trustworthy. Because of this, you get a chance to explore a frivolous life. You can try the local food and dive into the heart of the markets to see the greatness hidden in their cities. Their culture cannot be found in the sanctity of a resort or hidden in the Americanized industries there. A couple blocks from any of these major resorts is the untainted culture of Mexico.
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Just in case you needed another reason to visit, or are looking for ways to stay safe in the country.
Obviously, there are downsides to traveling Mexico in that certain areas can be dangerous if you do not know do your prerequisite research.
Always visit the U.S. Department of State’s website to check on travel warnings Pick cities that are frequented by tourists but reach out into the city, and never flaunt your money. By keeping a low profile and following some simple common sense tips, you’ll have a blast in Mexico, just like we do.