2013-09-13

A Few Reasons Why I Like Central America

  1. The plants are beautiful.
  2. The animals are unlike anything I am used to seeing.
  3. The beaches are stunning. The water is a lot warmer than what you find at most US beaches. Usually less crowded, too.
  4. The coffee is superior.
  5. The dairy products are not just superior, but vastly so.
  6. People tend to be more polite to strangers as a general rule, at least in my experience.
  7. The combination of beaches and mountains is unlike anything you'll find anywhere else, except perhaps Hawaii.
  8. The pace of life is quite a bit more relaxed.
  9. Yucca in any capacity is delicious.
  10. Although they can be annoying, street dogs are always good for a laugh.
  11. All of the local bands I've ever heard have been absolutely top-notch quality.
  12. The air feels different, and it's really nice.
  13. It's a great place to get outdoors and be active.
  14. I'm a bit of a sucker for Mayan history and ruins.
  15. I like how small towns tend to be built around a central location, where everyone hangs out.
  16. There are some really incredible museums.
  17. The art scene is vibrant.
  18. It offers perhaps the best "bang for your buck" in terms of a holiday destination for North Americans.
  19. It has an intangible magic that just somehow clicks with me.
What else can I say? Plenty, actually, but that will have to suffice for now.