An overall view of Tijuana, Mexico. A place with diverse people and culture. [Source: Author, Yuna Baek]
Yuna Baek, Grade 11
As we traveled to our final destination, I noticed the architecture and buildings. They were colored with pastel colors, some of which included mint green, baby blue, orange, and so much more. The homes we passed had a lot of windows, so the bright sun can shine into the houses of its owners. Additionally, many owners owned a lot of dogs; in fact, there were so many barking chihuahuas around the neighborhood.
Unlike the streets in the US, in Mexico there were many children active in the morning. They were up for tasks such as taking in the laundry or selling beautiful flowers. Some were even up and engaging in fun activities such as playing soccer or making cool patterned bracelets.
Children playing soccer outside of their homes in Tijuana. [Source: Author, Yuna Baek]
Despite their living conditions, the people of Tijuana are so diverse and have a versatility and fortitude that predicts exciting days ahead for them. They continue to live each day filled with happiness; a happiness that was shared with me during my stay. Tijuana was a life changing experience that I’ll never forget and I always suggest that people always take the chance to volunteer and visit new places of foreign culture.