My first week living with my host family has felt both long and short. I am now getting the hang of my routine and settling in. One of the hardest things to adjust to was the eating schedule at first. In the mornings, it is similar to the US because we have breakfast at about the same time. However, lunch time is a bit different. Here, the lunch is around 2 or 3 pm and is called “Comida.” It is the biggest and most important meal of the day and is very filling! Most days, I have beans, rice, and some sort of filling to put in my tortillas. My host mom makes amazing food so it is always delicious. Usually we don’t eat again until around 8, and it’s usually just a snack, like a sandwich or some fruit. At first it was hard to get my body to adjust to the different eating habits, but now I am getting to used to it and I enjoy every meal!
So far, my favorite trip has been to Pena de Bernal. Bernal is one of the tallest monoliths in the world. While we didn’t get to climb to the very top because it requires real rock climbing equipment, we still made it as far as we could go! The view was absolutely stunning from the top.
Another things that I love so far about Queretaro is the night life. There are lots of places to go, people to see, and things to eat. My friends and I have gone shopping, eaten food, and explored many of the streets that are filled with life during the night.