Mack Prioleau on Visiting New Mexico: The Land of Enchantment
Welcome back! This is Mack Prioleau and I’m glad to see you all here again. As you know, I love traveling, and I jump at the opportunity every chance I get. This year, I vow to pay more attention to places and attractions that I haven’t been to in the country; starting with New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.
My top two reasons for wanting to go to New Mexico are; first, its archeological sites (which seem to be all over the place), and second, its awe-inspiring Native American communities. You don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate these wonders of New Mexico but if you are, all the more reason to go!
Archeological sites. It seems that everywhere you turn, you see an archeological site in New Mexico! If there’s only one archeological site that you have time to really explore, then I would suggest that you head straight to the Aztec Ruins National Monument. The ruins were said to be part of the migration journey of the Pueblo people. Follow the trail and walk back in time as you discover the paths that the ancient Pueblo people took.
Native American Communities. There are 19 Native American pueblos or communities that you can discover in New Mexico. The Taos Pueblo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and here, you can discover the cultural and traditional way of life of Native Americans as the residents here live in much the same way as their ancestors did. You can meet the locals and learn about their traditions and culture, and maybe even regaled with stories of old.
I feel that I didn’t do justice to these amazing wonders of New Mexico; but in my defense, you can’t really put into words just how awe-inspiring New Mexico is. You’d have to be there to experience it yourself!
Stay tuned for more travel posts from me, Mack Prioleau.