Coming to Mexico, I had many expectations of the culture that I was going to be a part of for the next 5 months of my life. For the most part, the expectations that I had, have proven to be true but there has been some surprises. First off, I knew coming to Mexico that there would be some great parties, clubs, and celebrations but what I didn’t know is how much they like to have a good time. In Mexico the weekend starts on Thursday, even if you have classes or work the next day. On September 15, Mexico celebrated its independence day, and it was more like our celebrations for New Years. I was in Puerto Vallarta and it was difficult at times to walk through the streets of downtown because it seemed like everyone in Mexico was there. Secondly, I was expecting some very delicious food. I was so excited when my host mother here told me that she loved cooking because I knew I would experience more than the tacos, enchiladas, and burritos that I had in America. I enjoy all that she cooks, the vegetables (pumpkin is commonly eaten), the different meats, and of course all the different salsas. One food that I did not like, and I have never heard of before I came to here are called, chicharrones, and they are basically pig skin and pig intestines in different types of salsa. This was one meal that I did not eat. My last expectation was the manner in which the men treated the girls here, especially foreign girls. When I visited Cuernavaca, Mexico earlier on the EL Trip with Allegheny College, when I would walk down the street I would have obscene words screamed at me and the girls I was walking with by guys passing in cars. I am glad to find out that not all of Mexico is like this. Here in Querétaro, especially the guys I have met at my school, Tec de Monterrey, are very nice and are just like any normal friends. My first few months here have been amazing, and i´m so happy I made the choice to study here, not only just to improve my Spanish skills but also to have a different view on the world.