Mexico, with its one hundred and eighteen million inhabitants, its sixty seven native languages, and hundreds of legends, customs and traditions is a country where diversity is just around the corner.
I recently asked some of my favorite Mexico and travel related bloggers, what they thought about Mexico culture.
Here’s the question I asked:
“What is unique about Mexican culture and what can the world learn from it?”
As a Mexican, I have to admit that their answers filled me with pride. Read on to see what top travel bloggers thought about Mexico.
SUZANNE BARBEZAT – Travel writer and editor of Mexico Travel on About.com
“I’d have to say warm hospitality and taking joy in the simple things. I don’t know if it’s unique, but that’s what I love.”
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LESLEY TELLEZ – Food writer and co-founder of Eat Mexico.
“Mexicans are some of the friendliest and most polite people on Earth. I love greeting people with a kiss and a hug, and I love telling my friends, “You’re in your home” when they come over. I think extending warmth to strangers is something the world could use more of.“
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WILLIAM J. CONAWAY – Author of the Gringo Guide Series
“The Mexican emphasis on Family. They live together, celebrate together, and help each other in times of crisis.”
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SUSANNAH RIGG – Founder of Mexico Retold
“Mexicans still seem to have the sense that we are all human beings that should acknowledge and talk to each other.
I love Mexico. The Mexico full of compassionate, expressive people. The Mexico bursting with flavour and temptations for all the senses. The Mexico that gets into your soul and never leaves.”
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KELLY McLAUGHLIN – Writer and social media marketer
“Mexican culture is DIVERSE. I can’t say that there is just one “Mexican culture”, but many. Each state/city/destination has its own taste, vibe, history and traditions.”
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SUSIE ALBIN-NAJERA -Author of The Mexico Report’s 2012 Real Heroes of México, Creator of The Mexico Report and Expert in Mexico Tourism
“Mexican culture is unique in its culture, traditions, food, languages, dance, music, people and genuine warmth. The world can learn about all of these unique aspects of Mexican culture by visiting and experiencing them for one’s self. ”
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JIM JOHNSTON – Professional artist, writer and Author of Mexico City, An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler
“I’m originally from New York City, but have lived in Mexico for more than 16 years. What makes Mexican culture unique, for me, is the level of patience and courtesy one finds here. Even in my home town of Mexico City, a place where more than 20 million people live, there is time to say ‘buenos dias’, ‘buen provecho’ and ‘con permiso’. There is an assumption of friendliness among people, for the simple reason that we are all fellow human beings.“
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CRAIG ZABRANSKY – Inspirational Traveler, writer and creator of Stay Adventurous
“Too few travelers leave the coastal beach resorts of Mexico and explore its true treasure; its culture. The combination of indigenous wisdom, Spanish colonial charm and incredible landscapes create an adventure with hospitality, cuisine and discovery comparable to any across the globe. From a world class capital to magic towns and all the natural beauty in between penetrating the lesser known destinations in Mexico makes you discover a culture you cant help but embrace and appreciate. Yes, once you leave the walls of the resorts you’ll discover the true danger of Mexico is falling in love with the country. I know; I have.”
And definitely, I love the following phrase that Craig shares with us:
“Surprises that force a smile, surprises that create curiosity and surprises that display the colorful culture of Mexico.” ~ @StayAdventurous
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