My first time staying with a host family was a wonderful experience. They provided me with everything I could think of needing and went above and beyond showing me around Mexico City. From learning ancient myths about the mountains, seeing a 360 view of Mexico City from the top of a building downtown, and bargaining in the markets, my family could not have made my stay in Mexico feel more at home. Last night after giving them their gifts, we made homemade tortillas, guacamole, and pico de gallo for some delicious quesadillas. My family then gave me their tortilla maker so that I can make them at home for my family. Raúl, my 9 year old host brother, gave me a paper airplane, 5 cough drops, and his favorite Star Wars action figure. My family was so caring and they are a huge part of what made my stay in Mexico so incredible!
Virginia H

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