Puebla, Mexico - conquistadores, unexpected, charming, friendly, social
I loved Puebla from the moment I arrived, it was full of really friendly people, with a really good vibe to it. As the city's got about 4 different unis, it's full of students, and even though I was working as a language assistant, I felt it was really easy to make friends. I didn't work that many hours when I was there, so I got the chance to travel across the South and in the Central regions of Mexico - it was a really incredible experience, I met some amazing people and I really enjoyed what I was doing (even though I don't really want to go into teaching). The people are really friendly and a lot of opportunities arise from knowing the right people - I got my flat because I had a friend of a friend, and most of my mates were made through contacts and saying yes to things. A word of warning: Mexicans are real party animals, so don't expect to get away from the aptly named 'cruda' that easily!