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Hi there!

This is my very first post and, i wanted to start it with a question i have had on my mind for a long time....

What's the first thing it comes to your mind when you hear or read the word MEXICO?... (and it came to my mind when i met this french guy who used to work with me a year ago, and he told me that before he came to mexico he thought that he'd just find men sleeping next to a cactus wearing sombrero and stuff .... ¬¬)

It would be also cool to know what people have heard about other ppl's countries and culture so, if you just wanna answer to my question is ok, but you could also ask other people the same question about your own country (so that way this post can be a little bit more dynamic)

Hopefully most people find this question as interesting as I do....

so, knock yourself out :)
 

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he told me that before he came to mexico he thought that he'd just find men sleeping next to a cactus wearing sombrero and stuff .... ¬¬)
That's the first thing. Then comes Aztecs, Salma Hayek, Popocatepetl, burritos and tequila, Zorro etc.

It would be also cool to know what people have heard about other ppl's countries and culture so, if you just wanna answer to my question is ok, but you could also ask other people the same question about your own country (so that way this post can be a little bit more dynamic)
I'm not sure if I want to know what pepole think about Poland and Ireland :)
 

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There's one thing i forgot.... I'll try to post the actual facts if there is something that is not true, e.g.

YES, mexican people do wear a sombrero, but it only happens on soccer matches and when the national soccer team wins .... sometimes even if it doesnt....

No, We dont sleep lying our backs on cactus (have you actually tried that .... ouch!).... Some men do sleep under trees wearing a hat... but it is not because they have nothing to do at all, but because they take a nap after harvesting.... and its mostly seen only on the countryside.

I'm actually not a fan of burritos, i like quesadillas better (something pretty much like a burrite but it looks like a taco), and they're really not so popular as Tacos, Tortas, and other sort of mexican cusine examples...:lol:

P.D. You can also post the actual facts of your country, so this way we all can learn about them :cheers:
 

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Well gonzo, it's not all about heat and dry... it's mostly that way in the northern part of the country, like Monterrey, tijuana, and Sonora, and even so it can get very cold on winter when temperature drops dramatically (to the point that it actually snows!)

In places like Mexico city, or Guadalajara you can find a less extreme weather.... with an 24 - 27ºC average temperature and precipitations most of the year (in mexico city).

In the southern part of mexico we have a tropical climate, due to the Lacandon Jungle in Chiapas.

And at last the perfect weather in most of our beautiful beaches (specially Cancun and Acapulco) where you can take a nice sunbath in summer :)

We have a really contrasting weather all over our country.
 

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- mexican food
- small houses
- Cancun!!
- RBD
- Pesos.
Well yeah, there are mostly small houses invading the urban landscapes of mexican cities nowadays... but old houses in citie's downtown and small towns are mostly bigger and very beautiful as well. And when it comes to rich people's houses they can be quite spectacular

And im not much of a RBD (a mexican pop band that became quickly famous due a tv show called "rebelde") fan, eventhough they're still popular in Mexico, they are spreading their music to other countries (and that's not a very good thing for some people)...
 

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Many things:

-history
-oaxaca and the zapatistas
-huge Mexico DF
-control machete
-good food
-IMF
-meztisos
-tequila
-frida
-mariachis
-football team
-boxers
 

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Mexico?

Well first of all Mexico City, one of the biggest in the world. I was never there but know it from the stories of my uncle when I was small

Then: CUISINE! I am a hobby chef and LOVE to cook and eat Mexican. I once was in Texas and North Mexico - fantastic, yummy!

Third: Aztecs and Maya, precolumbian high cultures that may be have already had trade connections to the mediterraniean area. Practical studies are going on :)

Forth: diverse landscape from Chihuahua desert over 5000m high volcanos to tropical rainforest.

Fifth: The FIFA world cup in 86 (the one before I was too small to watch) and the Olympic Games in my birth year ;) Everyone said how the athlets had to suffer because of the thin air...
 

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Taco Bell! :lol:










(I'm sorry....but that really was the first thing that came to my mind.)
 
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