Santa Fe, New Mexico
My goodness, Santa Fe.
There truly is no place like it. The land of enchantment. Where magic and mysticism are on every breeze. The first time I visited I was hooked. My mother and I enrolled in a Level 1 Kundalini Teacher Training. There are many things I learned from the practice and the experience but I'll save that for another post. For now I want to talk about the food, the colors and the culture. Santa Fe is a decent sized city. Everything you need is there. Outside of the city center it feels like any other southwestern town. Lots of adobe and mountains on the horizon. But when you get to the city center. The old down town, it feels like you're stepping back in time. Native artists line the square selling their authentic jewelry and art. Dancers and musicians perform in the square. And the buildings lining the square go: gallery, cantina, gallery, cantina, gallery, cantina - on both the first and second floors. My family LOVES tequila. I have never drank so much tequila than I have when visiting. Everything there makes you want to celebrate life, indulge in the flavors and just be in the beauty and ambiance that is Santa Fe.
Fair warning, you may fall in love and uproot your entire life to live there.