We're barely back from our whirlwind trip down south to the intoxicatingly beautiful...Mexico. Yes, you heard me. For those of you who, like me, have only seen the border towns and news reports, there is so much more to this amazing country. And I'm not just talking beaches.
No doubt you've heard about the poverty, the violence, the drug wars, the corruption, the swine flu--but don't let the the news reports scare you! We have all these things in abundance in our own country and they are so prevalent that we've grown cynical about them. There is beauty and culture and art and glorious nature and God to be found in Mexico. And I haven't even mentioned the food yet.
Please forgive my momentary ranting, but this is something I feel so strongly about. There is a prejudice in the U.S.--dare I say racism?--against Mexico that is absurd. We've lived for the past 8 years on the Mexico border which is no doubt the most actually dangerous area and I know the violence is real, but it's just as real in Detroit, Houston, Memphis, Miami, Las Vegas...and on and on. Please, if I could persuade you of any one thing, don't let fear stop you from experiencing this beautiful culture. You will fall in love, I just know it!