New Mexico is a pretty cool place. It was never on the top of my list but I am glad we took a trip there. The natural environment is out of this world incredible. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s very much a desert-like environment and it felt mysterious and foreign to me. In fact, in some ways, it made me feel a bit uneasy and uncomfortable. I just don’t do well with deserts, I guess.
Santa Fe itself is a pretty cool place. It is filled to overflowing with art, artists, and galleries. The city plays home to many collections by extremely important and famous artist including Georgia O’Keefe and Allan Houser. I remember we drove down a road in the city on which every building housed art of some sort and we saw many sculptures we wished we could afford to buy.
There is a huge historical Native American and Spanish influence in the city which permeates the atmosphere today. Architecture typically is a combination of Native American, Spanish, and very little mainstream American style. You’re also bound to see many Native American handcrafted wares for purchase and you should probably buy something awesome!
I’m not sure how to explain the vibe in Santa Fe. It’s quirky, reverent, and has strong ties to the past. It’s just a place you won’t understand unless you visit and I’ve made this Quick Guide to help you along your way. Of course, you should definitely make your own adventure…just use this guide as a starting point.
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