Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Down Mexico Way

Mexico is one of my favorite places in the world. I love the culture, the food, the music, the food, the language, the food, the customs, the food. Did I mention the food? Admittedly, there are a few things going down right now in Mexico that are less than ideal, but violent drug wars aside, here are some pretty cool facts about Mexico:

1. The national flower is the dahlia.
2. The poinsettia is named after a 19th-century ambassador to Mexico, Poinsett, who brought the poinsettia plant to America.
3. The Caesar salad is named after Caesar Cardini who prepared the salad in his Caesar's Palace Restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico.
4. The dog and the turkey were the only 2 domesticated animals in ancient Mexico.
5. Mexico City is the highest city in North America.
6. Mexico City is the largest city in the world.
7. Corn is the main food crop in Mexico.
8. Mexican children are given both their father's last name and their mother's maiden name.
9. The Mexican flag has 3 vertical stripes on it. Green, red and white. The green stands for hope, the white for purity and the red for the blood of the Mexican people.
10. Mexico is responsible for introducing chocolate to the world. Awesome! Gracias, Mexico:)

And here's a nice little necklace inspired by Mexico: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67746545/retro-pin-up-necklace-mexico-rockabilly

Use coupon code BLOG15 for 15% off:)

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