Por: Dr. Roch, El 29 August, 2023
The magic of Mexico is truly incredible. I am proud to be Mexican and I want to share some interesting points about my homeland.
Its official name is not Mexico, but the United Mexican States.
Although its flag was created in 1821, it took 147 years for it to become official in 1968.
Home to the largest pyramid, did you think the pyramids in Egypt were unbeatable? The Great Pyramid of Cholula measures 450 meters by 450 meters, rising 55 meters above the plain where its construction began.
As a Spanish-speaking country, Mexico has the most inhabitants. Logic might suggest that Spain is where Spanish is most spoken. However, with over 120 million inhabitants, Mexico surpasses any other country.
There are 68 recognized languages. One of Mexico’s lesser-known curiosities is that it boasts 68 native languages and 364 recognized linguistic variants in addition to Spanish. Surprisingly, Mexico doesn’t have an official language.
The world’s largest beer exporter. The Corona brand is the most well-known in other countries.
Coca-Cola is the preferred carbonated beverage. Mexico holds the record for the highest consumption of Coca-Cola across the globe. The devotion goes so far that in the town of San Juan Chamula, Coca-Cola is literally considered a sacred drink.
Chocolate was a Mexican discovery. We must thank the Olmec, Aztec, Toltec, and Maya civilizations for this!
Impressive rituals. One of the most awe-inspiring Aztec rituals involved sacrificing between 10,000 and 50,000 people each year. They believed that the world would end if human blood did not flow.
The world’s largest university is Mexican. UNAM has more than 360,000 enrolled students. With these numbers, it holds the title of the world’s largest university. Established in 1551, it also holds the record for being the oldest university in North America.
Due to its shape, Mexico is a country like no other in the world. With its two peninsulas and two gulfs, it straddles both sides of the Tropic of Cancer. To the north, it unfolds deserts and drought, while to the south, it is enveloped in jungles and humidity.
Mexico is like an immense crumpled paper, filled with mountain ranges, plateaus, volcanoes, and plains, encompassing all climates and harboring a tenth of the world’s plants and animals.
Mexico is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It’s in this country where I held four three-day retreats: one in Cancun, Guanajuato, Riviera Nayarit, and Valle de Bravo. Thank you for reading and for following me on my social media.