#1 The Mexican moustache. It really is quite popular.
#2 Zipolite - a nudist, hippy surf beach like no other!
#3 The food. Mole, tacos, chipotle, quesadillas, tostadas, tamales and wonderfully fresh fish. For backpackers living on street-food, eating out in Mexico never gets boring.
#4 The hot sauce. Home-made in a small comedor or off the shelf in a tienda, the variety of salsa picantes leave the spice lovers wanting more and the rest running for the bathroom.
#5 Even if they are obscenely expensive, travelling on a luxury Mexican bus for a few hours puts Megabus to shame. iPads, leg-room, free food and very comfortable chairs.
#6 That is acceptable to drink beer at 9 a.m.
#7 The word 'wey'! Mexican slang for dude, brother, homie... Once you know it's meaning, you'll hear it everywhere.
#8 Cheap mezcal - it may leave you with the hangover from hell but at £1.50 for a litre, it's a very cheap night out.
#9 Ballsy (and horny) little chihauhas - everywhere!
#10 Super-sized tlayudas smothered in salsa - our favourite was 'i ♥ tlayduas' in Oaxaca.
#11 Hostel Candeleria in Valladolid.
#12 The Mexican moustache. It really is quite popular.
#13 Awesome fish tacos and empanadas in Guadalajara.
#14 Indio beer. From the kick-ass logo to the taste, it comes out top in the crowded field of Mexican cervezas.
#15 The surprising abundance of old-school VW Beetles. Against the backdrop of colour-washed colonial walls, they are a picture brought to life.
#16 To see old couples still dancing with one-another in the squares at dusk.
#17 Progressive political graffitti in San Cristobal.
#18 The people - the dangerous side of Mexico is often the sole reputation in Western media, however this is unfair on the vast majority of the population.
#19 Watchings surfers along the Pacific coast.
#20 Having a 5* meal in Oaxaca for the cost of a Nando's in Croydon.
#21 Recapturing your childhood at the lucha libre.