And I have officially started acting like a princess. Or maybe terrorist is a better word .... If my demands arent met, I may just kidnap the mans tools and hold them for ransom until I get to go on a trip.
On my smallish list....
Xochimilco. ...this one is at least "in town"
San Juan de Las Lagos. Actually the man wants to visit there to thank the Lady of San Juan de Las Lagos for his and our safe return to Mexico. He says its a promise he made her (it is a religious statue) when he was leaving Mexico - to return and thank her in person for the safety of himself and his family while he was gone.
On the way to San Juan de Las Lagos is ...
Santa Maria del Rio. .which happens to be the home of rebozos (babywearing fanatic here, hello!)
Oaxaca ... Lets not admit that part of the reason I want to go here is that I want to own 650 of these gorgeous, hand embroidered Oaxaquenan blouses that would be extremely princess like in nature, no? To travel 6.5 hours for a shirt? Its not just a shirt people, its a piece of artwork, displaying a small piece of Mexicos history! Think of it as a learning oppurtunity! Not as a shopping trip!
Also, some would argue that the state of Oaxaca has the best mole in Mexico. Not having been here for long enough, I can not begin to speculate if that is true or not. But I can use that as another excuse to go there, right? Right?
Puerta Vallerta. Sunshine. Beaches. Gorgeous. What else do you need?
Mazatlan ahhh Mazatlan. I have such a fascination with going there,the reason could be the blog "Countdown to Mexico" and how culturally diverse (and also beautiful scenery) it seems to be. Gotta go!
Chiapas - lets admit now. Im a Zapatista in disguise. Subcomandante Marcos has given me orders to report there for super secret missions. I love to represent the indigenious peoples of Mexico. ;)
Ok, in all seriousness I really do want to go to Chiapas. It has a very fascinating history in relation to Mexican politics. In honor of Emiliano Zapata himself...
"prefierio morir de pie que vivir de rodillas". And no, I didnt learn that quote while living in Mexico. Im secretly a leftist revolutionary. ;) oops,the secret is out !
And a great blog entry on travel in Mexico- is it safe? Is it worth it? HERE