I have no idea why so many people in Mexico would read this blog but I’m glad I get to write about it. Whenever I hear the word Mexico my first thought goes out to my cousin Siegmar Schulz, who moved there (to Merida) from Germany a few years ago and is now happily married and a proud father. The cousins in my family have never been exceptionally close but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t all connected and to me there’s a special bond between those who tried and found their luck far away from our home in Northern Germany. Siggi recently became a business owner when he opened his own language school and if you want to combine fun in the sun and learning spanish, the Spanish Center Merida should be your next destination.
I personally haven’t made it to Mexico but that’s an item on my long bucket-travel list. I want to see everything worth seeing and not just get stuck in an americanized resort. Maybe I’ll start in Merida with a family reunion and take it from there. For now, let me put in my uneducated two cents about this wonderful country:
A few things I like: Tacos & Burritos; the work ethic – NYC in its current state wouldn’t function without the thousands of mexican workers who never sleep to make sure that the city never sleeps; the Music – nothing makes a long subway ride from the Bronx to Brooklyn more enjoyable than a Mexican guy with a hat, a guitar and a song that goes straight to the heart. And last but not least at all: SPEEDY GONZALES 🙂
A few things I don’t like: The gang violence and overall crime down there. I only know about it from documentaries and movies (Sin Nombre is a MUST SEE!!) but it makes me shiver. I don’t know how it can be stopped but it’s one of those topics that needs to receive more attention on an international level. Maybe the United States can pay a little more attention to their neighbors.