Why Mexico Should be the Next Country You Visit
Mexico has been in the news a lot lately. Unfortunately, it’s for all the wrong reasons. While it is true that Mexico’s war on drugs has been violent, it is also true that the majority of the crime you hear about is taking place in a just a few cities located along the US/Mexico border – hundreds of miles from the many cities and regions that continue to draw millions of visitors each year. True international travelers know that the culture, the cuisine, the nature and adventure experiences, and the value of Mexico are what reporters should really be talking about.
Did you know that Mexico has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country in the Americas, including the US? UNESCO awards world heritage status to select sites around the world considered as having outstanding universal value. Mexico is home to 31 of the world’s 911 sites, where as the US currently has 21 sites.
Archeological sites of the ancient Maya like Chichen Itza, Calakmul, Uxmal, and others offer travelers a glimpse back in time to the pre-hispanic cultures of Mexico. New findings are being made at these sites daily, making them ideal destinations for world history enthusiasts. Each finding also offers clues as to the cause of the mysterious decline of the Maya. Visitors to these sites are literally witnessing history in the making.