Travel: Guadalajara, Mexico: Summer of 2019

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The summer of 2019 I had the great pleasure of traveling to Mexico. I had not been to Mexico in about 7 years. 😲 I know, especially since I do have family there. Honestly I sometimes wish I had gone more often but at the same time I truly do believe that everything has its reasons. So I went to visit the family I have there and I absolutely loved it. I went by complete lonesome self lol. This was the first time I had gone somewhere very far without any of my immediate family. At first, I must admit, it was not easy. I had arrived and was greeted by my sweet grandmother who I see often. This trip was not easy at first because I was surronded by people I had not seen in 7 years, by people I did not grow up or saw often. So yes, it felt really weird to be there at first. I felt out of place and rare. However, I did have an aunt there who I had known and had some type of bond with since I was little. I had heard her voice from phone calls with my mother throughout my whole life. So that aunt didn't feel unfamiliar to me. Her presence was comforting to me. The two people there in Mexico that felt comforting, familiar, and like home were my grandmother and my aunt. The first night there, I did have a bit of breakdown from feeling rare and weird with all this unfamiliarity. The first person to come to my rescue was my aunt. She comforted me and made it seem like it was okay to feel the way I did. She also reassured me that as the days went by that what I was feeling would slowly go away as I would once again gain familiarity with these people. I quickly cleaned myself up from crying and regathered myself. And as the days went by, what my aunt told me was true. The days went by and that out of place feeling started going away. I had only visited Mexico about 2 times when I was growing up but yes as the days went by everything started feeling really familiar to me. Everything, from the stairs in the house, to the kitchen, everything was pretty much the same, the streets, the swapmeets they hold on the streets, my uncles, etc. It started to feel like a home away from home. I absoultely love my culture. The Mexican culture is so beautiful. The Mexican culture is so bright, colorful, lively, loud. I visited a lot of places while there but of course I still have so much to see in Mexico. This trip I visited: Zapopan, Tonala, Tlaquepaque, Chapala, Mexico D.F. (the capital). 



































Comments

  1. Love it! Your pictures are amazing. Hope you had an amazing time :)

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