Of course I miss Mexico! What a question! It is like, do you like naps? (I am a very sarcastic person, nothing is personal, ok?) Even non-Mexicans miss Mexico… have you tried tamales? Chiles en Nogada? Mole Oaxaqueño? Seen the smile on people’s faces. The warmth of their hearts, the food, the sun. The Virgen de Guadalupe in every store, with very folkloric light bulbs and plastic flowers. The fresh Mangoes by the beach & the dried ones with “chilito”.
How not to miss my family, that are pretty much like a BIG HUG and are super lovable, smiley and supportive . If you would know them, you will miss them too. My dad, my brother, my grandparents, all my aunts & uncles (there are many, and each unique and great), my cousins and nephews; and all the stories behind. Thanks for being there!
My lifetime friends: that I do not get to go to their birthdays, weddings and others events. That even if it has been over 9 years that I left Mexico they are still there, like if it was yesterday. I love you all!
The “Nieve de Mamey” (type of sorbet) in fragile cone that tastes like paper. Seeing police officers eating a Torta during their break. The street food in every corner. The “Aguas Frescas”. And the OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD weddings!
The markets, flowers, fruits… mmmm “carnitas”. A fresh corn tortilla with just a sprinkle of salt….
AVOCADO ALL DAY EVERY DAY
The beaches, the valleys, the fascinating landscapes. The handcrafts. The talented and amazing woman that do beautiful embroidery. The children wrapped in “rebozos” on the back of their mothers.
Oaxaca, Veracruz, Querétaro, México, Puebla, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Yucatán…. And all the states I haven’t visited yet.
There is always something to miss from Mexico… (Ok, I am getting emotional now :'( .. sniff ) but I am so happy & proud to have this as a culture, as a heritage and as an element of my life. It is a member of me as my body and soul.
Mexico never leaves you, it comes with you.