11 Awkward Moments Every New Mexican Has Endured At Least Once

Awkward moments crop up wherever you live in the country. However, some situations are specific to your location. Here are 11 cringe-inducing incidents that many New Mexicans have suffered through. How many of these weird things about living in New Mexico have you endured?

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What’s the most embarrassing experience you’ve had as a New Mexican? Let us know on the Only In New Mexico Facebook page. If you related to some of the things on this list, then you’ll probably also agree that these New Mexican stereotypes are true – even if you don’t want to admit it.

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Weird Things About Living In New Mexico

July 01, 2020

What stereotypes are there about living in New Mexico?

There are plenty of stereotypes about the quirks of New Mexicans, some painfully accurate, and others a bit exaggerated. For example, a lot of people assume New Mexicans love chile, burritos, tacos, and the like – and they’d be absolutely right. While not all people in the Land of Enchantment live in adobe houses, many do. And there really are some old, old churches to be found all over the state. Another stereotype about New Mexico is that people often believe in aliens or that there are a lot of UFO sightings. The town of Roswell would certainly purport that as true!

What is New Mexico known for?

Life in New Mexico is known for many things. The amazing food is one, especially the love of delicious chile. The state is known for its incredible landscapes that are the perfect backdrop for things like the famous Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. It’s known for its unique cities like Santa Fe, and also for having many stops along the historic Route 66. While it is known for being a desert state, it actually has diverse natural areas. From arid plains to snowy mountains, plus towering buttes and canyons, there’s a bit of everything here – not just desert.

What are the weirdest things about New Mexico?

If you’ve read about New Mexico stereotypes, you might think the state is pretty weird. There is a lot to love about the Land of Enchantment, but it does have its unusual characteristics. Alien and UFO sighting obsession is one. Not everyone lives in places like Roswell that thrive off of UFO-related tourism, but it’s hard to deny that there have been many claims of sightings over the years. Plus, there are interesting actual astronomy-related things in New Mexico, like the Very Large Array in Socorro County, where many ginormous radio telescopes explore the wonders of space.

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