Why We’re Planning a Dream Trip to Mexico!

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 After
watching the famous Frida last year I’ve been very keen to introduce
the children to her life and work. So when we stumbled upon a book
all about her at our local library, it seemed like the perfect
opportunity to learn more about this amazing Mexican woman! 

We’ve
learnt all about her life and work, even working on our own
self portraits, but there has been another revelation to come from
learning all about Frida Kahlo…

We
all want to visit Mexico! 
 

Location,
location, location…

Of
course, it takes two minutes to check out the different locations,
tourist attractions and the history of such a beautiful and inspiring
country. One evening (when I had 5 minutes to myself) I had a sneaky
peek at places to stay and I was pretty blown aay by the choices on
offer.

There
are some stunning venues and places to visit in Mexico, a place I’d
never really considered before falling in love with Frida.You can
easily do a search for places to stay at Luxury Retreats,  Trip
Advisor
or simply google search your individual needs.

Whilst
searching I came across Los
Cabos vacation rentals
, which
seems
to
be a hugely popular destination with stunning beaches and lots of
activities to keep you and your loved ones busy! You would need to
travel across to a different part of Mexico (Coyoacán) to see
anything Frida Kahlo related, but you’d have a beach on your front
door, so it’s weighing up the pros and cons of luxury and culture and
getting a balance perfect for your family!

For
us, it would all be about visiting Frida’s museum, so we’d probably
try to get as close to
Coyoacán
as possible. There is a Holiday Inn located in this part of Mexico,
as well as other various package holidays perfect for all kinds of
budget. 

A view of the beach, grainy quality.

Food

We
are all total food fuss-pots here, and we’re now (95%) part of the
V-Gang (Vegan!) so it might prove even more difficult to eat in
another country. But hey, a five minute web-search and look what I
found…

Mexican
food
is based on beans, rice and fruits, so there is the
possibilty of keeping things vegan whilst in Mexico! There are some
awesome Mexican recipes and foods available, such as churros and
gucamole, and I imagine anything ‘bean’ based wouldn’t need the
addition of meat anyway…
Nachos and dips close-up.

I
also found this handy Vegan
Guide to Mexico
whilst I was having a nose on the web. Everything
looks so fresh and delicious and it seems there’s actually a lot more
choice than we may have first thought – we just need to brush up on
our language skills!

What
to Pack!

Whenever and wherever
we go on holiday as a family, we always worry about taking the right
things…

I
imagine the most important thing to remember is your passport and
tickets, but after that, what else would be a good idea to take to
Mexico?

I
think in terms of essentials it’s important to remember the
following:

*
A camera
*
Toiletries of choice (make-up, deodorant etc)
*Towels
and beach towels (unless provided by your accommodation)
*
Hairbrush and toothbrush
*
Swimwear
*Sun
lotion
*Appropriate
clothing for all the family
*Notebook and pen if you’re feeling inspired 
Molly smiling with her curly hair blowing in the wind on the beach.
I
also think having some kind of plan or schedule is vital for knowing
what you’re doing and when you’re doing it, otherwise you might get
all mixed up and miss out on some important sights! I tend to book ahead of our trip so we don’t have to worry too much once we arrive, it seems to save a lot of time and hassle.

After
our trip to Barcelona I picked up a few tips when it comes to
travelling, such as keeping a photocopy of your passport on you, just
in case you lose your original. Also, spread all your clothes out
across all the different suitcases you intend to take, in case one
goes missing. We had this on our return journey and it was missing
for months, luckily it had a mixture of our things in it so we still
had things in the other suitcases to use.

There
are lots of handy ‘packing’ resources online too, to help you
remember your essentials.

Culture
and Home Education

The
biggest reason for us to visit Mexico would be to bring Frida
Kahlo
to life. We adore her, her art work and everything she
stood for, and to visit a place where she once stood, to see her
artwork in real life, well that would be amazing. 

There’s also other
cultural
things to learn about and see whilst travelling in Mexico, such
as Day of the Dead. I would absolutely love to tie in a trip with
this festival (1st and 2nd November), I think it would be an amazing
way to learn more about Mexico and their cultural beliefs. There’s
also Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupeon 12th December, one of the most
important religious holidays in Mexico.

I actually think
travelling is an amazing way to learn, from meeting new and
interesting people, to seeing historical places and learning about
different cultures, travelling can offer it all and more. 
 

It certainly seems
there’s a lot more to Mexico than first meets the eye, and I for one
am desperate to get out there and learn more, and so are my
children! 

Have you been to
Mexico? Where would you visit and why?

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