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.
Go USA! My sister is in the middle row, second from the left with the braid
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.
This was the beautiful view from the roof of our hotel!
I don’t know what these purple flowers are called, but they were all over San Luis Potosí!
There were palm trees all over the area
This was part of the park outside the gym to give you an idea how nice it was
We got to see a few beautiful butterflies!
Not sure what these are called, but they were really good
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
I couldn’t get enough of the beautiful flowers everywhere!
These houses were in a neighborhood near our hotel, and I loved the variety in architecture and all the pops of color!
Lots of houses had these little domes
Fresh oranges! And I loved all the little stained glass windows in some of the houses
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! 🙂