Getting to Mexico was not as easy as I thought. I was supposed to fly over New York but since there were really bad snow storms no planes could land there and they had to move me to another flight – a direct flight to Mexico City. First, I was glad about that but then I got there and I had to switch flights including checking in my backpack again and the fun started because it was the first time in my life that I was at an airport where no one spoke English and no one really cared about me or my bag getting to Léon in time. Yes, Mexicans are really chilled. So luckily there was that guy that ensured that my bag was sent to Léon and accompanied me to the plane – ten minutes before it was supposed to leave. My friend picked me up from the airport holding a giant balloon that said ‘Welcome’ on it and we were both really happy to see each other again so I forgot about my trouble in Mexico City fast.
It took us about two hours to get to La Piedad, where she lives and since it was late night already we just went to bed but not before eating my first real Mexican street tacos and to wake up for a super yummy breakfast the next morning. We made Chilaquiles and fresh orange juice, after we went to the center of the little town that was typically Mexican. Small streets with garlands hanging in them and a beautiful giant church. They told me it was the fifth highest church in the world which was really surprising for me since it was just a little unknown town in Mexico but the church was really beautiful also from inside. Walking through the streets we were drinking a cold Kalua because it was around 30 degrees Celsius. I bought a card for my phone for only 100 pesos (4,35€) and the internet lasted for the whole time that I was in Mexico! This was the first time I realized how cheap things in Mexico are. The 300€ I changed into 6.900 pesos when I was back in Germany lasted for the whole trip – and I was buying a lot of food and other things.