You usually would not expect a seventeen year old to say that they love vacationing to Las Vegas, but in my case I absolutely love it. There are so many fun activities to do I just can not get enough.
I was born in Dallas, Texas but when I was 3 years old I was taken to my parents’ home country, Mexico. My mother took my younger sister and me to Mexico while my father stayed in the United States and worked to provide for us. I spend 6 years in Mexico and I went to school there. I had an amazing childhood in the place my parents were born and had the opportunity to grow up around my family and culture. I became a fond lover of the traditions and the peaceful life of what I consider my country. I have many amazing memories from living in Mexico. The way everything called for a celebration where everyone was invited. The dedication that every festival I attended showed. Simply all the traditions that even when I live miles away from Mexico have stuck with me, things I still celebrate with my family every year. I love to be able to call myself Mexican American and to be able to share my parents. My love for Mexican culture plays a role in my decision to want to go to Spain. I want to see where some of the customs I know originated from and see where my ancestors came from.
Have you ever been somewhere that you would go to that place every day of your life? Well that place for me is New Orleans! I went to New Orleans two years ago with my volleyball team for nationals. It was super fun and exciting to see an amazing place. New Orleans is definitely my favorite place to travel. They have very fun things there to do and very good places to eat.
I think we all have a beautiful place in our mind. Somewhere where we can go and get away from our everyday life. A place where we can just go and have a good time and forget about everything we left behind. That place for me is Assateague Island, Maryland. I have only been to Assateague Island two or three times but I for sure would love to go down again, sometime soon. The experience that I had down there was amazing.
If you're lucky enough to travel anywhere where would you go? I chose to go to a warm climate where there is tall palm trees, it's densely populated and it's one of the biggest states in the united states this place is California, that was the best choice I have made so far this year.
How do people feel when something completely biased is not in their favor? When people are specifically targeted against for doing nothing wrong, is a horrible feeling. This is what happens every day to Mexicans. Mexicans are practically hated if they try to come in our country compared to the Canadians we enjoy having. People are shocked with the eye-opening question, “why Mexico and not Canada”. This is not because Mexicans are any worse but because there is a stereotype problem. . . . This is a major problem buried in our country about the unjust discrepancy between the acceptance of Mexican and Canadian Immigrants. . .
When I was born, a package titled "Latina" was included inside of me. As I grew older into the proud young lady I am today, I began to unravel the beautiful gift I inherited from my ancestors of being Hispanic and discovered its bountiful benefits. Family oriented, of strong faith and character, passionate, and hard-working are some of the attributes incorporated in this special package, but my absolute favorite one is the fierce attitude of never giving up, which to me, is the real meaning of being Hispanic.
Mexico. Land of the Aztec warriors. Land of the Latin lovers. Land of my blood. Mexico is the land that I abandoned as an infant, with my mother, and never looked back. Except, I had to go back the month prior to the start of my Junior year in high school.
Both of my parents were born in Mexico. My mom grew up in Guadalajara Jalisco and my dad grew up in a little town called Cuquio, which is about an hour away from Guadalajara. Mexico is south of the United States, and Jalisco is on the West side of Mexico. Cuquio is an extremely small town that not a lot of people know about. Guadalajara in the other hand, is one of the most known places in Mexico. What makes Jalisco so unique is its beautiful places, its amazing food, and its well known language. One of the places I myself have been to is the Degollado theatre. This theater was constructed about two hundred years ago and is still used to this day. Many people visit this place just to see its beautiful interior. Food is also a very important
My story is a story of rebellion. Growing up was hard enough when my father walked out the front door and never came back,and left my disabled mom to take care of five kids;but growing up with a different skin color than everyone else would come with its own set of challenges.Due to the fact that my father was here on a working visa,we had to relocate constantly,so he could find a job. That meant moving a lot and attending many schools. Often students would treat me as though I was a circus act and ask me to speak Spanish. When people discovered that I could not speak Spanish,especially other Mexicans, they would comment about how I am supposed to be able to or else they would not consider me a true Mexican. My father thought it was more important
I live on a beautiful island in the Caribbean with pristine white beaches and turquoise waters. People save their pennies and their vacation days for a chance to visit where I call home now. Moving from a vibrant city filled with young professionals and happy hours galore. Always something to do, somewhere to be, someone to meet and full with many opportunities.
A fun place to go is Honolulu, Waikiki where you can visit a farmer's market or trading centers. If I go on vacation, first thing I would like to visit is the gift shops or shopping mall and buy some souvenirs and food. Also i would like to go to Hawaii parks and enjoy the surreal nature Hawaii has to provide. Additionally Hawaii has an amazing view of stars so stargazing would be perfect alongside with bbq. Just having fun outside at nights and lighting up some lanterns would be perfect too. If it rains, it is worth it because after awhile the sky clears up and you are left with a nice
Another place I have loved visiting was Los Angeles during a delivery trip with my dads commercial truck which we saw lots of cool stuff during our way down to Los Angeles we saw new cool stuff out in the west new foods , new culture we tried out this weird food I have never tried fried squirrel which was amazing food I wish they served in New York it kinda tasted like fried chicken. While we were out on this trip we saw one of tournaments for my favorite video game which was awesome to watch. My favorite team won during the tournament. After the tourney we delivered our load to the destination and while we were coming back we got more of our favorite food fried squirrel. We loved go out to Los Angeles its our favorite place to deliver a load to because you find so much stuff out to west and instead of the south which is much interesting to look for.
Aside from traveling abroad on family vacations, I 've had the opportunity to be exposed to several cultures throughout my life. I lived in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, for 6 years due to my father 's work;