In just single words if i have to describe my experience, i would say - excellent - superb - awesome!
I has been a rewarding and heart touching experience travelling with a purpose so different and for the first time in my life. I cannot decide whether imparting education, a gift of language, was more fulfilling or the opportunity to travel to a part of the world that is so different in every way - the food, culture, music, weather, topography, social systems, customs and traditions etc was.
Undoubtedly every aspect of my trip and Mexico was excellent. However, i would like to say that the best aspect of my trip are the people of Mexico! They are simply amazing! They are warm and friendly. I met Mexicans in form of different groups - people from my school, my students and their family members, my host family, families of my Mexican friends who presently live in Canada etc. Everyone was welcoming and always worked towards my safety and pleasant experience! I felt so much at home in Mexico! Even unknown people like policemen, staff at the ticket windows of Metro (train) stations, local street vendors, public transport operators etc all were very helping and never ever misguided me.
I would like to share a story - my personal experience - just to reiterate how friendly the people of Mexico are. One day, i was in urgent need of Mexican PESO (MXN) and all i had was Canadian Dollars (CDN). I went to a local bank for the exchange. I was advised that i could not be helped as i did not have a Mexican ID (as i am not Mexican Citizen) & unfortunately, i did not carry my passport along that day. I was about to leave the cashier and one lady - a local Mexican - who was listening to my conversation came forward for help! She offered her Mexican ID and authorized the exchange. She was really a savior! Honestly, i can never imagine a stranger coming forward for this big a favor :) And for no expectations in return!
Truly, irrespective of all not very pleasant stories for Mexico floating around, i would still recommend Mexico for memorable and life change experiences! Especially my school - HigherPath. If not for them, i would never have had this experience that is so close of my heart :)