Top Ten Reasons to Visit Rural Mexico
#10 Practice your Nahautl language skills, learning to pronounce place names like Ixmiquilpan and Metztitlán.
#9 Go beyond the guidebooks to visit locally known hot springs, archaeological sites, and shrines.
#8 Make your parents and/or kids appreciate you; they’ll either be jealous, impressed, or terribly worried … due to all those headlines about scary Mexico.
#7 Drink some goopy pulque with the locals.
#6 Explore the road less traveled for an invigorating, natural high.
#5 Practice defensive driving skills on well-tended highways and graded dirt roads.
#4 Expand your Spanish-language skills away from the big resorts and cities where English flourishes.
#3 Get super bargains in daily and weekly markets and restaurants.
#2 Try exotic foods like ant larvae and grilled cactus pads.
AND THE #1 REASON TO VISIT RURAL MEXICO: It’s fun!