Albuquerque, New Mexico
It’s interesting to note that many people, even U.S. residents, believe that Albuquerque is a part of Mexico instead of the USA. The confusion is somewhat justified since the city is in a state called New Mexico, albeit one of our own. Albuquerque is said to be a distinct blend between American and Mexican cultures – two cultures that have historically coexisted and intertwined in some significant way. The city also has a certain aura of combat around it, with an astounding amount of Latin and American fighters making the city their home. A fighting culture While I’ve never been one for fighting, I’ll still enjoy learning more about the fighting spirit and what it’s like being around people who partake in physical combat every day of their lives. Of course, I’m also looking forward to visiting the elevated terrain – the thin air on many of the hills and mountains in Albuquerque is said to be an experience of its own. Supposedly, exercising in an elevated area improves your cardiovascular health and sense of well-being. Aside from putting this theory to the test, I’m also looking forward to getting more in touch with the Mexican culture – especially their renowned cuisine, which I’ve been a long-time fan of despite it not being particularly available where I live.