Mexican people are wonderful. Theirs is truly a multicultural society. They have met this head on and strive as a nation under one flag to work together for a free prosperous society.
The Mexicans you meet will undoubtedly be hard working individuals with strong family ties. Mexicans are extremely family oriented. Children are adored here and much attention is paid to the old and disabled.
Mexico has a rich culture, a fascinating history and is nothing short of magical. The people reflect this and do so matching western contemporary styles. You may see a young boy with baggy pants and a skateboard sitting at a computer terminal in an Internet café in a remote village while his mother, in traditional Maya clothing, waits outside.
Something you may find surprising is that people want to talk to you. This will occur often. You will also notice yourself saying hello a lot more than you are accustomed to!
Mexico is a complicated place. Many people have sacrificed their lives in the fight for freedom and equality. Ruthless invading forces have left bad memories and stigmas that still surface to this day.
Less and less women opt for the traditional huipil, western fashion prevails instead. TV is everywhere. The modern world exists all over Mexico integrated with traditional lifestyles. What will evolve will be truly interesting.
Mexico is populated by Meztecs, which is a mixture of Indian and foreign ancestry, as well as many indigenous Indian races the most well known being the Maya and Aztecs.
It is a common held belief that all the Maya disappeared or were killed by the conquistadors. This is entirely false. Yes the conquistadors did attempt to conquer the Maya and every other Indian race they came upon, but were highly unsuccessful. The conquistador’s savage ruthlessness is no myth, however, their acts of conquest are, as well as numerous other fallacies.
They report that the Aztecs were bloodthirsty heathens hell-bent on mass sacrifices. This is a total fabrication and it was the conquistadors who were conducting mass extermination. This hangs heavily on those left to pick up the pieces of a massacred race.
The remnants of these societies exist, not as ruins for tourists to visit but in the sparkling ray of hope that exists in each individual eye that calls Mexico their home. These cultures still flourish, maybe not as elaborate as they once did however there is a transition going on, a rebuilding.
When you make friends with a Mexican you have a friend for life. Travel amongst Mexico’s people and you will experience acts of kindness that will change your entire view of mankind.