Country number: 48
Territory number: 53
When? December 1998
How? Bus, plane
Who? With friend Pat
‘I have a great relationship with the Mexican people.’
Estados Unidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States), is the official name of Mexico.
Mesoamerica was one of six cradles of civilization worldwide with the first inhabitants settling over 13,000 years ago. The Mesoamerican area gave rise to a series of cultural developments that included complex societies, agriculture, cities, monumental architecture, writing, and calendrical systems. Agriculture was developing here by 6,000 B.C. a, Hernán Cortés, led the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the early sixteenth century, laying the foundations for New Spain, centred on its new capital, Mexico City
Chocolate, chilies and corn were introduced to the world from Mexico.
Every year, millions of Monarch butterflies migrate from U.S and Canada to Mexico. (I would love to see this – it’s described in Barbara Kingsolver’s novel Flight Behaviour)
The second largest border in the world is between Mexico and the United States.
Spanish is the main language spoken in Mexico.
To see more of my photos of Mexico, visit this page.