Ciudad de México ➸ Norman

Today we are heading back to the United States. I have had such an amazing time here in Mexico. I am absolutely amazed with the culture, cuisine, and beauty of this country. Here is a list of some things that I wanted to reflect on as I head home to the United States:

  1. First of all, I highly encourage going on a study abroad trip without any of your friends. I had one acquaintance, Audrey, who I knew was also coming on this trip. We decided to share an apartment and it was such a great opportunity for us to get closer and make close friends with the others in our group.
  2. Mexico has these little stands that they put by your table in restaurants to hold your purse. America needs those.
  3. Always keep a blog while traveling. I totally wish that I had kept up with mine in Italy. Blogging helped me reflect and remember each day that I was abroad.
  4. Don’t be afraid to sound silly when speaking in the language that you are learning. You will improve so quickly when you are trying to speak with people everyday.
  5. True Mexican food is entirely different than what we are used to in the United States. I thought I knew this coming in to the trip, but there is still so many culinary differences that I was unaware of.
  6. There are lots of things that should be on this list that I am forgetting…..

Woo! This was a trip of a lifetime and I am so excited that I got to share and remember it via this blog.

Lastly, check out the Talavera that I painted in Puebla! I think it turned out pretty well!

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