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I’ve spent 3 out of the last 5 weeks in Mexico and it has been truly AMAZING!! Before this trip, I had only been to the touristy coastal cities but the people and culture in this country are what makes it so special.

Unfortunately, Mexico has received a bad reputation over the last decade after some tourists went missing on their vacations combined with the uprising of drug cartels.

Listen, there’s no denying that some parts of the country may be a bit sketchy, but there are 129 MILLION PEOPLE living inside this nation and it’s a lot more spectacular than you think.

In today’s video, I debunk 8 common misconceptions about Mexico and tell you why this country is now ranked in my top 10 favorites in the world 🇲🇽

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  1. One thing you might add is the fact that Mexican's insert chile and or lime in everthing. I'd concur that even breast milk has because of females consumtion of so much chile and lime has it.

  2. My respects for you my friend im mexican and I admire your maturity and how you speak of our beautiful country today i subscribe to your channel . Thanks for your positively !!

  3. México have a rich and diversity culture. People’s is very hospitality and have a paradisiac and beautiful places. Nowadays have the best democratic government to help the majority of his population. Thanks to the President Manuel Lopez Obrador. Viva Mexico lindo y querido.

  4. If your only experience with Mexico is Mexico City or large capital cities like Monterrey, then yes, you can think that Mexico is wealthy, but it is very much a Third World Country with almost half its population living under the poverty line (Mexican poverty line, not US) meaning around 50 million people live with less than 2500 pesos per month. Rampant, broad daylight corruption, narco-politics, and deeply ingrained conquered mentality are the main reasons.

  5. Mexican danger explained: mexico has literally little towns were criminal traffickers live, believe it or not, the places you go for vacation, or the big cities, have no danger, it’s only in the American borders, due to the lack of police, and it’s still a very little chance to get attacked, specially when you go through the main highways, then there’s no danger, also the deaths are all caused by the trafficking of drugs and guns, that business is the dangerous one, but girl, believe me, if you go to Cancun you won’t get shot in your apartment or in the airport 🤣 if you don’t believe me, then tell me a time someone was killed in front of crowded places or in a touristic place…

  6. I'm from Mexico, and this country is beautiful, with contrasts, from the prettiest and most beautiful things, to the worst things, here there is everything. From the places with the best quality of life on the planet, to areas with much to improve. Here you can find culture and tradition, you can find avant-garde and technology, you can find what you are looking for, even problems. We are a people with much to improve. But here people don't give up.

  7. So look I've seen a lot of videos like this. As a Mexican, I can confirm that is not like you gonna get kidnapped every day, but is different when you are a foreigner. The thing is that most foreigners are treated differently than normal people, you won't see the bad things about our country.
    First, because your currency weights a lot more than our national peso
    And second and foremost, because you as a foreigner you aren't being treated the same as every other person in Mexico. And this is clearly because they don't want to be sketchy with the person that is paying their bills.
    You can go to tepito, neza, ecatepec, pantitlan, la gam, damn there's so many places even within the CITY where they'd kill you for nothing, where the people is grimey and they don't want to see you succeed. And look I'm not trying to scare people into coming to Mexico. I'm just trying to tell you how it is for a Mexican person to survive every day, I love my country and my people, but a foreigner is never going to know all the diverse problems a real Mexican born here has to go trough

  8. Thank you so very much for this beautiful video. I am from Monterrey and I love my country, its roads, towns, cities. There are lots of beaches but also mountains, I love mountains and Monterrey is surrounded by many. I will never leave this place.

  9. I would just like to clarify something about the number 4 … it is true that we do not celebrate May 5 but what we really celebrate is September 15 and 16 which is our Independence Day from the Spanish Crown and it really is a great in important day for all Mexicans … greetings 🙋‍♀️ very good video🌹🌷💕

  10. Fact: Mexico is really a nice place to visit but also fact: 34.000 homicides in 2020. So it safe? I guess it depends. For a tourist probably pretty safe but living there…

  11. Liked your video a lot very accurate just the part of the biggest holiday is incorrect, the biggest ones are independence day, and christmass like much of the world.

  12. I’m from Mexico City. Don’t be fooled, it’s very dangerous. The thing is it’s not dangerous for most of the time. It’s actually beautiful and peaceful until it isn’t. When you are caught in the middle of a dangerous situation in my country things tend to escalate quickly and the police force is as corrupt as they come. That being said we are very hospitable and friendly. I hope the so called “war on drugs” ends with legalization similar to Portugal. I think this would solve a lot of the violence. Thanks for the amazing video!

  13. Covid-Variants-Half-a-Year-%Fatalities-Trends-in-low-&-highly-infected-countries
    MEXICO 8.58 9.41 9.08 228,146 234,907
    PERU 3.42 9.40 9.34 186,511 194,249
    SUDN 6.75 7.47 7.50 2,662 2,760
    SYRIA 6.68 7.24 7.36 1,793 1,898
    CHINA 5.17 5.09 5.04
    EQDOR 5.26 4.81 4.66 20,809 21,814
    BOLIV 4.56 3.88 3.79 15,024 17,200
    HUNGRY 3.52 3.71 3.71 29,797 30,004
    TUNIS 3.48 3.67 3.31 12,793 16,244
    SUT-AF 3.39 2.93 56,711 64,289
    GTML 3.41 3.17 3.05 8,214 9,688
    ELSLVDR 4.96 3.06 3.01 2,255 2,439


    PERU 3.42 9.40 9.34
    CHINA 5.17 5.09 5.04
    AUSTRL 3.15 3.14 2.93
    GRC 3.67 2.99 2.91
    ITLY 3.48 2.99 2.99
    UK 2.83 2.84 2.51
    ROMNIA 2.47 2.82 3.16
    BRAZIL 2.43 2.79 2.79
    COLMB 2.59 2.60 2.50
    GRMN 2.65 2.42 2.45
    RUSSIA 1.94 2.41 2.47
    BELGIUM 2.53 2.34 2.30
    SPN 2.10 2.17 2.06
    CHLI 2.24 2.11 2.13
    ARGNT 2.43 2.06 2.12
    PRTGL 1.89 2.00 1.89
    FR 2.38 1.93 1.92
    CNDA 2.58 1.85 1.86
    U.S. 1.69 1.79 1.79
    PHLP 2.11 1.66 1.76
    INDIA 1.11 1.21 1.32
    NL 1.44 1.07 1.03
    FINLD 1.48 1.03 1.00
    SWS 1.80 1.55 1.55
    SWD 2.06 1.35 1.34
    VNZL 0.94 1.13 1.16


    SNGPR 0.05 0.05 0.06
    BHTN 0.12 0.06 0.04
    TIMOR 0.22 0.26
    MLDV 0.33 0.26 0.29
    DUBAI 0.29 0.29 0.29
    SYCL 0.40 0.36 0.44
    BHRN 0.35 0.42 0.52
    ICELND 0.48 0.45 0.45
    MONGL 0.10 0.47 0.50
    MLAS 0.36 0.52 0.74
    St-VNC 0.26 0.59 0.54
    TLND 0.35 0.68 0.81
    CYP 0.67 0.68 0.46
    NRWY 0.75 0.62 0.60
    CUBA 0.74 0.68 0.64
    Bora-Bora 0.74 0.75 0.76
    ISRL 0.74 0.76 0.76
    SRLNK 0.52 0.80 1.28
    DNMRK 1.06 0.89 0.85
    ARUBA 0.86 0.97 0.96
    ESTONIA 0.97 0.97
    NZ 0.97 0.94

  14. The mixture of Spain and the indigenous as well as the sprinkle of various other groups is what gives mexico it's colorful and vibrant life. The geography boosts this even more, serving as one of the most biodiverse countries in the world dotted with ancient ruins, caves, volcanoes, waterfalls, rivers, lakes etc. Mexico is most likely the richest country in all the Americas.

  15. Most celebrated day is Independence Day (16th September), not Dia de los Muertos (2th November). That is the same error as with 5 of May. Mass media loves to say it but it is not true.

  16. I've seem some some of your vids and this must be one of the greatest , congratulations, Its great and Its very important to have american/us people talking positive about México i think Its important and very necessary. And iam not even mexican myself. But i believe Its something good for the world , for the humanity, for the relatioships between different countries . In this case México and the USA, Its a great video. Congrats. And thanks

  17. In India,if you search about maxico in youtube,this is only genuine youtuber showing reality,rest of so called fact collecter youtubers are showing bullshit facts..

  18. I feel safer in Mexico than Oakland California and San Francisco since you don't have to worry about homeless encampment, day light robbery, car jacking and theft. Not to mention crackheads breaking into your home.

  19. Hola,
    Thanks for an excellent video. I’m a bilingual/bicultural gringo who has lived and traveled a lot in Mexico. I even taught film production in Spanish there.

    I am constantly defending Mexico when Gringos in the US tell me how bad Mexico is, even though most have never been there before. I will tell some gringos in California that I’m going to spend a few weeks in Tijuana and they look at me in horror, like I’m going to the most dangerous place in the world.
    So, I spend the next 10 minutes describing how wondrous that city is and how poorly misunderstood it is.

    Some people have this terrible opinion of Tijuana and it’s all based on that their uncle went there 35 years ago and got ripped off by a prostitute and a crooked cop. Of course that’s not what really happened.
    His uncle was probably very drunk and simply lost or forgot his wallet at a cantina, and returned to the U.S. with a completely fabricated story about being ripped off there. Ironically if he went back to that same cantina a year later his wallet would still be there, kept in a safe, locked drawer awaiting his return. Not only they would return the wallet to him but they would insist that he count all of the money and make sure everything was there.

    I love the video, all of your editing is really great, but I wanted to point out that at the time mark 2:54 you state the day of the dead is when families celebrate the death of their family member, they are not celebrating the death. They are celebrating the life lived of their family member. Why would they be celebrating their death? They are honoring them and keeping their spirit alive and recognized but they’re certainly not celebrating the death.
    It’s a great tradition.

    By the way you were speaking of Cinco de Mayo and how it’s not a really big celebration in Mexico. Their version of the Fourth of July, or rather their independence day is September 16. Of course Day of the dead is a huge annual celebration, but the common misconception about Cinco de Mayo being Mexico‘s Independence Day is some thing that most gringos in the United States seem to be oblivious to. I’ve always thought it was ironic to go out to a big Mexican restaurant in the US on Cinco de Mayo and it would be filled with lots of Gringos drinking tequila and pigging out on Mexican food while all of the workers in the kitchen, the waiters the busboys, and the bartenders and entertainers were all Mexicans and working very hard, so dedicated to keeping the Gringos entertained, well fed and as drunk as they wanted to get. Certainly it was no “holiday” for those Mexicans.

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