Cabo San Lucas

Mexico, the Heart of North America

Mexico, how I love thee.

What keeps me coming back and choosing Mexico over any other destination year after year?

The love.

I travel to Mexico at least 4 or 5 times a year and every time I experience something new, something cerebral yet emotional, something purer and truer than the last time I visited.

Walking a sun drenched beach alone, I feel at home in a land not my own. Exploring local markets saturated with colors, history and a vibrancy found nowhere else, I experience what it must be like to be in control of my own dreams. If I am guilty of adding saturation to the photos I take while in Mexico, it’s because the photos I take without enhancement do not represent the saturation of the senses I experienced while there.

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Like a dream, the streets I explore, what local artist I decide to engage, what out of the way corner of a local town I choose to wander to wonder around all blend into another reality far from my own.

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Mexico is what I consider, the heart of North America. The people of Mexico may not know it, but they teach me to step back, rewind, unwind, unplug and remember what we are all here for, the moment we are in. Not the past, not the future, but right now, wherever we find ourselves. The sense of family, camaraderie, kinship and kindness is unmatched in my travels. The things in life that reward us the most: family, a pride of place and honouring our history are parts of every day life in Mexico. We could learn from them about being aware of who stepped before us on the paths we pound every day.

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There is of course the cuisine, the architecture and the artistry of Mexico that awakens my senses, that shakes me out of my doldrums and the rat races of our Canadian ways of life, but it’s the people that form my memories. Be careful, if you travel to Mexico, you may just find yourself reconnected, grounded, fulfilled and engaged as a person, a couple and a family.

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I send many Canadians to Mexico and there is calling that only they and I know; that there is a place within reach where the spirit can be free, wandering beaches, bays, exploring the ocean, the jungles, the history and most importantly, the making of new friends.

Mexico, how I love thee.

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