I’m from Mexico City and I’m traveling around Europe already for a couple of months. I stayed first at a hotel in the countryside of Andalucía. I volunteer in exchange for accommodation and meals. I help them and I get to know more about the local culture and people, it’s a different kind of experience.

There are a lot of things in common between Mexico City and Madrid, if you walk around downtown you’ll see the same kind of architecture building, churches and many things about the culture that we share. The main difference is that Mexico still has a lot of native indigenous heritage so it’s like a mixed country and that is something that isn’t here in Europe.

When I first arrived in Spain, it was the Holy Week, Semana Santa. I arrived in Seville and there was a big parade in the streets. It was Sunday and kind of late, 10 or 11 pm and I didn’t expect to see so many people in the streets and dressed in black and white robes. It looked like the KKK with the white hats, it was something like funny and interesting. There was a lot of displays of devotion and it was my welcoming to Spain.