By: Diana Avila Gutierrez January 8th, 2021
This Christmas break became the fourth year in a row that my family and I came to Mexico for December. This year I had lost hope that I would go to Mexico because of everything going on in the world. It wasn’t until the second week of December that my dad announced that if we wanted to go we would leave in less than a week. The journey to Mexico was long and exhausting but after 23 hours we made it to Calvillo Aguascalientes.
This December we arrived on December 18th. From my dad’s side of the family, only one aunt from Colorado traveled to Mexico. From my mom’s side of the family an uncle from Chicago and an aunt from Washington State also came.
This year due to the Pandemic there weren’t any parties. Everyone in the streets had masks and people stayed six feet apart from each other. Its interesting to see how different nations deal with the pandemic. In Mexico even if people only go outside for fresh air they have their masks on compared to in Colorado where people who are inside stores don’t have their masks on. All schools have been closed and no one is allowed to go. Schools don’t give students laptops so if students don’t have laptops they aren’t getting any work done.
Mexico is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. I feel proud to say that I was born there. The Plaza is the most stunning park in the middle of the Municipal. No food is as delicious as the one in Mexico. The ice cream called “El Popo” is one of a kind. To me my favorite part of Mexico isn’t the food or the parties but rather my family especially my grandparents. I’m fortunate to have my four grandparents. Mexico might not have been what it used to be, but I enjoyed it and I am blessed that I had the opportunity to come once again.
Pictured above is one of the two main Catholic churches in Calvillo, el Santuario. In the second picture, you can see in the background the main church with the most history, La Parroquia del Senor del Salitre.