Cultural immersion activity





Cultural immersion activity

I travelled Mexico as tourist to experience the richness of this nation in terms of resources, culture and environment. Out of the curiosity developed from reading a journal about Cuernavaca, I decided to make this place the main destination. It is located 18Km to the south of Mexico City (Cook, S, 1998, p.28).

I agreed with one of my friends to accommodate me for a period of two weeks as I enjoy this wonderful environment. Upon arrival, I embarked on study of Spanish language which I found to be interesting from the manner of “tongue twisting” and mode of pronunciation of words. I extended my friendship with one of my friend’s best friend. She organized where we would have our lunch from and this treatment gave me the real meaning of comfort and security.

Unlike in my native country, I understood that in Mexico, every other person has a contribution to play for realization of the full potential of development. From general appearance, women seemed to be too friendly and motherly. They would accord any assistance from any point and this made me feel like I would remain in that city if only it would be possible.

During weekend, we organized to head to one of the vibrant clubs so as to have full exposure to the mode of live in there. Initially, it occurred to me as something absurd since in my native country, only those who are 25 of age and above have that freedom to hop from one club to the other. There were very interesting presentations from the top pop –stars who appeared to be inventors of all dancing style. I pondered as to why married couples would indulge themselves in such night entertainment but a close friend of mine helped in leveling of that anxiousness.

The whole experience was quite fantastic and that’s when I came to understand how diversity helps in development outside our surroundings. For sure, that adventure created real renew of mind towards other people’s culture.


Cook, S. (1998). Mexican brick culture in the building of Texas, 1800s – 1980s. College Station, Tex: Texas A&M Univ. Press