A flight across the Atlantic Ocean and I find myself in Mexico. Eleven hours by plane and a couple more hours to go by car till I get to my final destination.
Fifteen hours I drive through fields of gold, green and blue. Views from the window are so stunning that sleeping doesn’t come to mind. I can’t take my eyes off the scenery which makes the drive seem short.
I arrive in Atotonilco El Alto and I instantly feel at home.
A place where kids play on dirt and dogs sleep on sofas. People living in such poverty, yet still sharing everything. I was in awe, to see how people with so little, own so much happiness.
Being in Atotonilco will give you a true appreciation of what you have got.
It’s the small things in life that make us be grateful and Jalisco proves it.
Atotonilco, also known as ‘the place of hot waters’, is a town in Jalisco, central-western Mexico and it is one of the foremost towns where Tequila distilleries are found which explains the beautiful blue agave landscape.
Not only does she have a breathtaking landscape and a charming language but the people in Jalisco are as kind as can be and before you know it you’ve found yourself another family.
‘Mi casa es tu casa’, I’m sure you’ve heard it before. Mexican families are known to be very big. I have lost count of the amount of siblings, uncles and aunties everyone has.
Even strangers are treated like family and it puts a smile on my face, from ear to ear.
I completely understand why people return to Mexico, to be touched and left speechless.