Cuernavaca, Morelos is right in the heart of Mexico, and it is usually referred to as “The city of Eternal Spring” (I guess then haven’t been here when it rains!) and I moved right back after the collapse of my employer in Mexico City, with a crushed spirit and a bad attitude. Now, I can see it was just exhaling that I needed since I have learned that fate has great plans for me still!
I live in a beautiful city, I can’t complain. The climate is AMAZING, the people are nice, and it’s where my heart is where I studied and where I was born. Generally, people are friendly, there’s many places to turn to when you need something yummy, and it’s a city where you can breathe, meditate, and get away from a hectic city life.
Cuernavaca in context
For geographical context, it’s 40 min away from Mexico City.
The capital of Morelos is one of the oldest cities in the country; the first settlers established their home in this place about 1200 B.C. Since the sixteenth century Hernán Cortés chose it as a summer resort and his rustic palace was erected. Cuernavaca has been favorited internationally by renown characters. It continues to be a paradise to those looking for refuge from craziness. Flowers, breeze, beers and fun it’s what goes on!
I could tell you A LOT about this city, but I prefer to save some for later… Would love to share some historical facts with you!
(Palace of Cortéz) is a castle built by Spaniards and used by el Conquistador, Hernan Cortéz, first as a residence. Later on, it was a prison. Today, it serves as a museum that holds some of the reliques from the Conquest. Mexico claimed its independence in 1810, which means my nation in barely 200 years old as we know it today! Still, it had been working on indigenous laws for thousands of years before the Spanish “discovered” America!
Finally, there are festivals and celebrations not only in my city, but in my entire state all year round! Those are things you won’t want to miss! Above all, there’s always something to be done. People are young, nevertheless, they are taught to value their city and their country.