I spent summer 2005 in Mexico. It was my first visit there, although I have been back several times since then. I spent two months doing a sustainable development project northeast of Mexico city in San Luis Potosi. Beforehand, I explored Mexico City for a week.
I absolutely adore Latin America, and Mexico now has a special place in my heart. The warm and welcoming people, the scrubby corn milpas on the sides of the mountain, the steamy mild smell of tamales in a pot, the way colors seem brighter there… these are just a few of the things that make me smile and think of Mexico.
If you are going to Mexico, I recommend reading Tony Cohan’s two books about the country, "On Mexican Time" and "Mexican Days" to get yourself psyched up beforehand. I read the first one before my trip, and its sequel after returning. It is the only travel writing I have read that captures the true Mexico - the things that make it so precious and its idiosyncrasies too. All in all, Mexico is definitely a country worth visiting and falling love with!