1. Dallas is a Mexican Paradise.
They say that everything’s bigger in Texas… and that’s especially true for the Mexican community. Dallas isn’t left behind in this trend: in every corner of the Metroplex you will find a taquería and every snow cone vendor will offer to sprinkle chile on top. People wonder if I’m from southern Mexico because of my accent and I pleasantly joke saying… Just a little more south than you think. In reality, the Mexican influence was practically nonexistent in my native Venezuela. We only know about Mexican culture through telenovelas and mariachi music (fun fact: Venezuelan mariachis are actually Colombians). The perception of all Tejanos is that anyone with a Spanish accent must be from Mexico.
During my years in Dallas, I’ve come to learn and love everything about Mexican culture. The colors, the passion and Frida Kahlo, my personal hero.