It wasn’t difficult to find quite a nice variety of fruits in Colombia. In order from the top, soursop aka guanabana, passion fruit aka maracuya, rose apple aka poma off the tree, mangosteen, a huge tree and yes that avacado aka aguacate is roughly the size of my head. It was delicious.
My pawpaws (Asima triloba, center) from @biodiverseed have begun germinating. They’re pictured here with their tropical cousins guanabana (Annona muricata, right, about 1 month old) and cherimoya (Annona cherimola, left, about 6 months old).
reasons why mexico and its 112 million of inhabitants are the bomb:
mexican cuisine was declared intangible heritage of humanity
we got 33 properties inscribed on the world heritage list by unesco
mexico is considered a “mega-diverse” country and forms part of a select group of nations that possess the greatest number and diversity of animals and plants
mexico’s got a rich cultural diversity, history and heritage
we were home of important ancient civilizations (maya, aztec, miztec, olmec, toltec, etc)
we got amazing beaches, dawns and sunsets
a mexican was the inventor of the color-wheel type of color television
some of the fruits and vegetables mexico has given to the world: tomatoes, tomatillos, chayote, nopales, chiles, jicama, beans, avocados, corn, bananas, pineapples, oranges, lemons, guavas, papayas, strawberries, limes, mangoes, watermelon, prickly pear, dragon fruit, passiom fruit, guanabana, also a type of vanilla, cocoa (the bean that is transformed to chocolate) and chicozapote (the tree used to produce bubble gum), and so on.
mexico has 12 free trade agreements with 44 countries all over the world
mexico has a place in the top 10 of the most visited countries by international tourist arrivals
mexico is the largest producer of silver. we also produce gold, fluorite, copper, bismuth, etc
mexico is an active exporter of lots of products
we are a country full of fiesta! we celebrate everything, even death
even when we have a lazy reputation, we work hard
and we are considered one of the happiest countries of america, just saying
it is too easy to asume that we are a dangerous country, when, in fact, just a little portion of mexico is considered like that. but we are not the ones holding conferences to express the supremacy and privilege of our asses compared to other races, nope… we are minding our own damn business while working hard. and yes, our government sucks, and yes, there are a lot of corruption, but befriend a mexican person and you will get a real and loyal amigo.
with that being said, racist people, keep saying we are the worst while y’all keep being trashy, we are too busy to fight against your stupid stereotypes ;)