San Luis Potosi, Mexico Part 1

16

Jan

I FINALLY have photos from my trip to Mexico to share with you all! I got back right before Thanksgiving and the holidays were hectic with traveling and my many Christmas posts, but I’ve finally finished sorting through all the photos from my trip. If you missed my post when I announced my trip to Mexico, I explained that I was going to San Luis Potosí, Mexico with my parents and sister for 10 days for my sister’s junior racquetball world tournament.

USA junior racquetball team

Go USA! My sister is in the middle row, second from the left with the braid

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The opening ceremony had fire dancers, which I had never seen before!

If you’ve never heard of San Luis Potosí, Mexico (which I hadn’t before the tournament location was announced), it’s right in the middle of Mexico. 

It’s not a touristy destination at all (other than the other teams, I saw two tourists the whole time we were there), which was great because we got a really authentic taste of Mexico, but it was also tricky because we didn’t speak Spanish (my dad could speak enough to direct taxi drivers, and I speak Danish and French so I was no help at all). But if you’re looking for a place to get an authentic Mexican experience, I definitely recommend San Luis Potosí! We were in the mountains (but we still got warm days!) so there was beautiful scenery, plus the Old City was pretty amazing. The weather fluctuated a bit between being in the mid 50s and drizzling to being in the 70s and sunny, which is a lot nicer than the November weather that I’m used to! Everything was still in bloom, and I couldn’t get over how green the grass was in November! 

Side note: if you go to San Luis Potosí, make sure you eat enchiladas potosinas! It’s a local dish and I ate those and tortilla soup pretty much the whole time we were there because they were so amazing. My mom’s favorite food was a chorizo mix wrapped in pastry dough, which I need to find a recipe for. We also ate lots of breads and pastries and I don’t know the names of them, but they were all really good! 

If you know anything about me, you’ll know that I took TONS of photos on my trip, so they’ll be split up in a few different posts. This first post is mostly pictures from the areas around our hotel and the gym where the tournament was held in (which was pretty much like a fancy resort!), and I’ll have posts coming up soon with photos from the beautiful Old City. 

San Luis Potosí, Mexico

This was the beautiful view from the roof of our hotel!

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

I don’t know what these purple flowers are called, but they were all over San Luis Potosí!

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

There were palm trees all over the area

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

This was part of the park outside the gym to give you an idea how nice it was

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

We got to see a few beautiful butterflies!

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Not sure what these are called, but they were really good

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

There weren’t any souvenir shops, but we did find some little markets. This one was in the lot next to a gas station (pretty random), and my mom and I got some beautiful pottery

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

I couldn’t get enough of the beautiful flowers everywhere!

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

These houses were in a neighborhood near our hotel, and I loved the variety in architecture and all the pops of color!

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Lots of houses had these little domes

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Fresh oranges! And I loved all the little stained glass windows in some of the houses

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

As you can see, San Luis Potosí, Mexico is beautiful and worth a visit if you get the chance! Since we were there for the racquetball tournament, we weren’t able to visit other areas in Mexico, but if you are interested in visiting other cities in Mexico, here are some great posts with places that are now on my bucket list:

Ultimate Playa Del Carmen Travel Guide
Roadtripping in the Yucatan
A Little Slice of Paradise at Ahau Tulum
2 Weeks in the Yucatan Peninsula
A Day a Xel Ha in Tulum, Mexico
Is it Safe to Travel to Mexico City?

Stay tuned for more of my adventures in San Luis Potosí! 🙂

Blog, Mexico, North America, Photography, Travel

  1. Noelle says:

    I absolutely love your pictures! The colours are stunning. I’d love to visit Mexico one day 🙂

  2. Tereza says:

    I saw your post on Twitter – the pictures are amazing! Breathtaking!! xx

  3. Wow. JULIA you sure do know how to take cleat and crips images. Keep it coming ?

  4. Chaney says:

    Wow, what a neat opportunity to visit somewhere off the beaten path! Looks like it was a fantastic trip!

  5. That view from your hotel room is to die for!

  6. Robin says:

    WOW, what a gorgeous view from your hotel – I would have been in heaven! I love the Old City portions of Mexican towns – I traveled to Alamos when I was very young, and parts of Baja California as a teenager. I’m dying to go back, particularly to visit San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, and the other super colorful, quaint villages.
    Btw – the flowers are bougainvillea! They grow all over Spain, too.

  7. Alyse says:

    Those buns looks delicious! Maybe they’re cross buns? (That’s what the little design on top resembles to my eyes). The architecture looks like something you would see in a painting!

  8. Carole Thomas says:

    Beautiful pictures, Julia.

  9. Eric Dent says:

    These photos make me miss Jose! 🙂

  10. Oh my goodness! What incredible photographs. I always thought of Mexico as miles and miles of dry desert with a few cactus plants! Just shows how wrong you can be. And congrats to your sister!

  11. Chelsea says:

    Oh my goodness!! These photos are so stunning. I’ve never been to Mexico but it seems like there are a few really cool cities/towns to visit. Also, these photos are making me crave warm weather again!!!

    xx Chelsea
    http://www.organizedmessblog.com

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