What I have learned about life by living in Mexico days 4 and 5:
4. Eat everything.
Seriously, try it. What’s the worst that can happen? You throw up a little bit in your mouth? Or even on the floor? The great news is that carpeting is not common in Mexico, so it’s no problem. Really. Upon my arrival in Mexico someone told me to absorb like a sponge with all the five senses. Work those taste buds. Traveling is a great excuse to be a glutton.
5. Walk everywhere you can (except for if it’s really in the morning or really late at night, because that’s just stupid / forgivable if you have class at 8 am).
The traffic in Xalapa can be worse than downtown Manhattan. You see great stuff when you walk. Also you run into people you know on the street, which is the best.