San Luis Potosi, Mexico - My Family Travels

  During the month of June, 2007, I took a trip to San Luis Potosi, Mexico with my boyfriend and his family.  His younger sister was to have her quincenera there, since that’s where most of their family lives.
  It was an amazing experience being there.  Their family lives in Rancho Calderon which is a small town situated on one long road.  There were a few little stores here and there that provided drinks and food and other things you might need around the house.  Luxuries are very limited and you would have to travel to “el centro” for more variety.
  “El centro” is a very hectic place to be, especially in the middle of the day.  There are so many places to be and so many places to see.  All the stores, restaurants and walkways are just packed with people trying to get through the crowds.  Even though “el centro” was a very  crazy place to be, I would have to say it was my favorite place down there.  There were just so many things you could try!  All the different kinds of food were all great and very different from the food we experience here in America.
  Lots of things in San Luis were done very differently , such as taking a shower.  To take a nice hot shower, you would need to fill a bucket with water and heat it over a stovetop, then pour it into a basin and use a cup to pour water over yourself.  Having to do things by hand made me appreciate the things we normally don’t give a second thought to.
  Being in Mexico somehow made me feel closest to my heritage, more than I ever have before.  Just seeing how people’s lifestyles are so different from ours and the way they do things is something everybody should experience.

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