I’m Off To Where I’m From – Mexico City + Acapulco

Sunset in Acapulco, Mexico
Sunset in Acapulco, Mexico

Tomorrow, I am flying from Portland to Mexico City, my hometown, for a 9 day trip to visit family and friends. I have dropped by for a visit a couple times in the last couple of years, but this time I will be spending most of my trip in Acapulco

I have been to Acapulco countless times pretty much since I was born. I probably went to Acapulco at least once for every year of my life up until about 6 years ago.

Acapulco Bay

Acapulco is the go-to place for Mexicans from Mexico City, also known as chilangos, for every holiday. For many years it became a tradition for my family to spend New Year’s in Acapulco and often would spend Spring Break, summer days, and Mexico’s Independence Day in Acapulco as well.

I think you get the point.

September 16 is Mexico’s Independence Day and my family will be reunited in Acapulco for this time next week since I last was there during the 2009 New Year’s celebration.

A year ago, my older brother was living in California, I was living in India, and my younger brother was living in Canada. Now my two brothers are back in Mexico City and I am in Oregon. My mom and dad have remained in Mexico City.

2009 New Year’s fireworks in Acapulco, Mexico

I will return on the 20th of September and will write about my trip. In the meantime, I have a few posts scheduled for your entertainment.

Wish me a storm-less, earthquake-less and tsunami-less trip!

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