This could be the slogan of the wonderful weeks in a Mexican-German group of young adults who didn’t only play with children in the so called „Waldheimen“ but also enriched all Baden-Württemberg with their culture and high spirits.
The task of the 6 Mexicans and 7 Germans was to travel through different camps in Baden-Württemberg and to entertain the children for one day, playing tipical Mexican games. Moreover the mexican group had the possibility to discover Germany, as we made trips in our free time to Konstanz, Stuttgart or even to a music festival.
Therefore it was a perfect mix of pleasant work with the children as well as a holiday and a meeting of new friends in Germany.
The children of the camps were most of the time very open towards the strange culture and enjoyed the activities. For all of them it was an exotic climax in their holidays.
Equally, the „Betreuer“ of each camp had to integrate into the program and try to support the guests of Mexico. It is certain that the two weeks have been really exhausting to travel and to get on with each new situation in such a short time, but the intensity of the journey made us growing together.
All in all, it wasn’t only a personal enrichment, dealing with so many new experiences in such a short time. In addition it was beautiful to see that the children had a lot of fun with the Mexican games and everybody was enjoying the time.
Despite the different languages we achieved to create a fantastic network of German-Mexican people and I think we all took many new impressions out this tour, which will help us in our future life.