“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” -Rumi
It’s true. It had been 12 years since we saw one another.
And I may have almost cried when I first saw him after all these years. He was as beautiful and chaotic as I remembered, yet changed in a thousand other ways. But it was his fragrance that finally flooded my mind with golden memories the minute I walked off the plane…
And I immediately realized that I still loved him despite his imperfections.
I heard rumors of him through the years. Some good, some terrible. I was afraid to see him again, and I guess fear was the biggest reason why it took this long to reunite. They said he was more hostile than ever. That he treated his neighbors unfair. That he became corrupt. When did it all go so wrong?
Yet, there I stood, feeling trapped within the very beating of his heart, so completely and utterly in love.
I must have come back a wiser person because I finally understood that we could never truly be apart. We were always one…
My dearest Mexico, how could I have stayed away so long?
You enchanted my heart again with the colors of your culture, your savoring cuisine, and the liveliness of your streets. But most importantly, you reminded me that you are still home to some of the most incredible human beings to have ever graced this earth. And for that, I am indebted to you. I must have been asleep before finally waking up.
Our paths will align again when the time is right. Because despite your imperfections, I love you to the sun and back!
Love & Light,
PS: Below are photos from my time in Mexico :) I’ll be sharing more in the next few days. Enjoy!
CUERNAVACA, MORELOS – MEXICO
Welcome to my birthplace. La Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera. The City of Everlasting Spring.
I am not religious, but Mexico’s cathedrals are so darn incredible.
Living in the depths of Cuernavaca. So beautiful!
And I probably ate every hour of the day for the first few days. Hey, I had a lot of making up to do :)
EL SALTO DE SAN ANTON
A hidden gem among the chaos of the city.
TAXCO, GUERRERO – MEXICO
Welcome to our neighbor. Pueblo Magico. Magical Town.If Rome and Santorini had an affair in Mexico, Taxco would be their love child! This place was pure magic.
Home to the most luxurious cathedral I’ve met. Covered in gold inside and out…
I wish we had more time to roam this town. I cannot wait to come back!
Leaving Mexico was bitter sweet. Departures always are…
I brought tamarind candy on my cary-on, and customs confiscated it :( But finding out I had been upgraded to 1st class seating made it all better. Hehehe.
Mexico — Soon we’ll meet again, my dearest Love!
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very cool and creative article. Love pics . had me thinking it was a guy. lol :-)
Hahaha, thank you, Rosi! :) I appreciate you stopping by <3
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Lovely photos and nicely written post! This brought back memories of Mexico when my family and I were on holiday there :’) I was five then, but still have vivid memories of some of the places we visited: Tijuana, Acapulco, Mexico City, the pyramids, Taxco… Can’t wait to return one day!
Thanks dear! :) I too hope you can return some day! coming back with fresh new eyes is always an entirely different experience. And i love to hear when foreigners visit locations in Mexico other than the usual tropical places most people visit :) Taxco is such a GEM! <3
Thanks for stopping by! and so sorry i didnt see your message until now.
Hahaha very nicely written! I laughed out loud when you said it was Mexico. I’ve only been to Mexico once, this past December, and did not get to experience the local areas because we went to an all-inclusive resort. You described Mexico beautifully, I definitely want to experience it your way.
Happy you enjoyed the ready! Hahahaha! :)
And yes, I always recommend friends to explore towns away from the resorts (stay safe, of course). It definitely brings a different charm to the experience.