To My Lovely Mexico
I have been very blessed because my parents have given me the opportunity to travel with them. I am not talking about extravagant places like Peru or Australia because my mom has a theory; in order for me to appreciate my own culture as much as others, I have to first know my country and know my culture and how rich it is because it is very different from state to state. That is why my parents decided to travel in Mexico first.
Do not think I haven’t gone out of Mexico because well I actually have; I have visited places like Orlando, Canada, and Los Angeles to name a few. I have been lucky enough to have parents who actually like traveling. I can assure you that I have visited most of the Mexican Republic in my short life, and I could not be prouder. Well first of all I know most of the world’s population thinks about Mexico as place where we all have moustaches, funny accent, ponchos (clothes), sombreros, we travel in donkeys, drink tequila all day and sleep under cacti. Maybe that is the biggest mistake in history! For example I live in a small town located in the biggest state known as Chihuahua. My little town has another town located thirty minutes apart, known as Colonia Juarez. Well to be honest it is like an American town. Most of the inhabitants have white skin, blue or green eyes, and speak English. I have never seen sombreros or tequila or cacti around Colonia Juarez. Mexico, as I said before, has a rich and vast culture; it changes drastically from town to town.
Personally, I cannot choose one place that gives me the sensation of bravery. Mexico as a whole is what makes me feel brave and alive. In my several visits to the capital I have noticed that even though there is insecurity somehow I feel safe. There is this certain kind coziness that the locals make you feel they make you feel like you are part of them, that they have known you for years. Not to leave behind all the beautiful places Mexico has, all the world-known beaches, forests, and the ancient temples and landmarks which make Mexico a unique place to live. As I mentioned before, everything varies from state to state. In the south for example people are the friendliest you will ever meet! Here in the north even though it is the most expensive state, we have the best carne asada in the world.
Bravery is not only of our actions it is also a feeling that we personally get. This is why I chose Mexico, it gives me a sensation that I belong right where I am. Mexican people are hardworking and they love what they do, they love their culture and defend it to the death. They are proud of what they do and who they are and they are not ashamed to show to the world. That is what makes me feel brave that Mexicans never lose their essence and they love their country. I do think that my mom is right. Getting to know Mexico before going to other continents is what will give me the chance to appreciate what I have even more.
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