10 Mexican peculiarities you don't know yet
After our tour in Mexico, we saw some remarkable things that you might only find in Mexico. They are undoubtedly peculiarities that you did not know about this country. Get to know them and you will be even more prepared if you ever go to Mexico. Here are the peculiarities of Mexico.
1 Free doctor
2 No information leaflet for medication
What we also found very striking and strange in Mexico is that cigarettes are sold at pharmacies. In Belgium, one goes to the pharmacist for medicine for their health, and it is unthinkable to find cigarettes there. But in Mexico, it is quite common to buy your cigarettes from the pharmacist. In Mexico, there are also many smokers and, after talking to a Mexican friend, it is normal for them to smoke as well. They do not see much harm in it.
Although Mexicans are very spontaneous and warm-hearted people, they are less towards (some) Americans. Understandable too, if you take the President (Trump) as an example for all Americans. Many Mexicans were a bit reserved when we addressed them, but once they knew that we were Europeans and not Americans, they became a lot more spontaneous. There are also many Mexicans who simply express their hatred of America and their president. Supporters of Trump may have problems.
5 Corona Light
9 Doors open
Another remarkable thing in Mexico, and one that is unimaginable here, is that almost all the front doors of the houses are open. The front door from the familyhouse in Cancun where we stayed, was never locked. In fact, anyone could just walk in, but Mexicans just don’t do that. There is a lot of respect (much more than in Belgium) for each other’s property. However, most houses are surrounded by a fence or there is a guard of the district who opens a gate for you if you want to drive your car into the district. But still, it is generally quiet and you don’t just walk into each other’s houses. Stealing is also seen as a huge sin and therefore not done.