When Juan C. Mendoza first stepped off the plane in Pachuca, Mexico, he knew he was on an unforgettable trip. “Purple, bright orange, lime green, sky blue — the colors flood my brain with serenity. Clouds towering overhead but never blocking the beaming sun, cars moving fast like electricity through a circuit board, food that smelled like home, music that healed my soul. It felt like falling in love, being completely consumed by beauty and the automation of it all.” Over the next few weeks, Mendoza and his partner explored the wonders of Mexico together. To read more about his trip, visit Richmond Pulse.