Punjabi’s in Mexico?!?!

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You never know what interesting facts you may end up discovering while researching the destinations you are planning to travel. I was heading to Mexico about a year ago and as I was doing my research, I decided to be weird and research if there happened to be any of my ethnicity in Mexico. I’m Indian (Arab, not Cherokee as some idiot once asked me as a “clarification” smh)

I googled “Punjabi’s in Mexico” and actually found out there IS an Indian population, specifically from my part of India, Punjab, in Mexico City! The population IS small but have a temple and everything! The article was quite interesting on the journey and immigration from Punjab to Mexico. I was def pleasantly surprised.
Here are some articles on it:

http://www.sikhpioneers.org/mexhindu.html

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_immigration_to_Mexico

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_in_Mexico

I also find it interesting that there is an Asian population in Jamaica. And Brazilians in Italy, Russians in Southern India. I’ve also seen many Jamaicans in England and I’ve always wondering what brought them out there (well, jobs of course) but they chose England instead of America which is closer with a lot more opportunities, so I still do wonder.

Old fashioned mindsets would never think that a Venezuelan would decide to settle in say China. This day and age one has more opportunities to explore and create a different life in a different country with a different culture. Why not?! It’s a challenge far and few may not choose, but for those who can and have, I will be the first to cheer them on!

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About kbahri114

Hi! I'm an outgoing, bubbly New Yorker of Indian origin. I grew up in a Punjabi home and was raised with Hindu traditions in America. I am extremely in touch with my Indian roots and am thankful to have had been taught about my culture while growing up, which is why I have a great appreciation towards my culture and like to share it with others as well as learn about different cultures. At one point in my life I came to the realization about how we have been blessed with the gift of life on the planet earth. When I'm 90 years old lying on my death bed looking back at my life, I want to make sure I took full advantage of my life and explored this amazing world we live in! I knew traveling was something I had to start doing. I'm not the type to live in a bubble my entire life. I've always been intrigued by the world and different cultures. I have always wanted to explore and see as much of the world as I can! Life is all about experiences, meeting people, learning new ways and concepts and taking risks. I'm also very fond of photography, fashion, shopping, having fun, being loud, laughing and cracking crazy jokes, music and dance (I used to dance traditional for festivals back during the school days). This blog is meant to be fun & entertaining but it also provides my personal experiences and what you might expect to discover while traveling. It also will include random thoughts and stories since a kaleidoscope is meant to be a colorfully shaken mix of happiness! I hope you find my blog interesting, fun, funny & informative, but most of all entertaining!!

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