Experiencing Culture Shock in Mexico

Culture shock is when you’re confronted with the cultural differences of an unfamiliar way of life. Even though Mexico is a neighboring country to my home, there were still huge differences that take an adjustment, or two. Here are some of the cultural differences that you should know before you go to Mexico.

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Downtown Guadalajara: Self-Guided Walking Tour

There’s no doubt that the historic center of Guadalajara (Centro Histรณrico) is one of the most captivating and important parts of the city. It’s the perfect opportunity to visit the city’s historical landmarks, gaze at the drop-dead gorgeous hodgepodge of colonial, neoclassical and baroque styles of architecture, and get a first hand impression of the city. Founded in 1542, Guadalajara boasts a historic center with more than four centuries of history combined with the more recent additions of monuments, parks, and squares. This Centro area attract locals and visitors in droves. It’s beautiful and the perfect place to take a walking tour, earmark attractions for return at a later time, and learn interesting tidbits about Mexican history.

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Covid-19 and Merida: Why Its Still a Great City

Merida is still a great city. It could be proving to be even better than we originally thought. Covid-19 has caused this city to shine.ย  We are learning a lot about Merida while living through the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine here. The “time-out” that the world has been forced to take has helped us to open our eyes and understand Merida, the city, on a more intimate and political level. We are definitely more tied into the politics than we ever wanted to be. As foreigners here during a virus attack that is primarily brought here by foreigners we are also very tuned into how the people are reacting to our presence.

Merida is well known as the safest place in all of Mexico and this experience, living here through a deadly pandemic has shown us why. Here are 5 things that we have learned about Merida while we have been quarantined here. Read more

Jetset: Mexico City

Mexico City also known as CDMX – Ciudad de Mexico (sounds bad ass right!?!) has always been on my must-visit list! It’s brimming with rich history, beautiful architecture, and vibrant, urban neighborhoods. The capital city of Mexico is a bustling metropolis and we were excited to dip ourselves in the culture. We spent 5 days and 4 nights in CDMX, mixing our time with a few tourists activities and an open agenda. Here’s what we enjoyed in Ciudad de Mexico….Mexico City! Read more