From Mexico to Australia, it seemed the whole world wanted me to drink it, so I did.
Have you ever heard of ‘frequency illusion” or, as it’s better known, the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon? I’ve been mildly aware of its existence for a few years now but never knew the actual name for it. After my experiences over the past few weeks though, I finally had to look it up because I found myself knee-deep in it.
It’s essentially a phenomenon that occurs when one has just learned about something for the first time (usually something obscure) and then encounters that same thing again, numerous times, shortly thereafter. Suddenly this new ‘thing’ you’ve learned about is cropping up everywhere.
A few weeks ago, while on a day trip in Mexico, I was offered some Agua de Jamaica. Not having tried it before, I asked our guide what it was and he explained that it’s a popular Mexican agua fresca made using Jamaica Hibiscus flowers. I tried some and…
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