Mexico is where I learned about my culture. I was about probably about 5 years old when I went to Mexico. Mexico is such a spiritual place field with lots of belief and faith. If your feeling down this is the place to go and relax. Everybody is alive and makes you feel welcome. Above all us Mexican know how to value family. They put family first.
Culture is not just about religion it is about norms that are taught to us since we were little. Ever wondered why parents enforced these rules that one as a kid regretted and took for granted. It was to prepare us for the real world. Culture has to do with a lot of rules that one has to follow through. This is why learning those cultures rules would be a great way of exploring culture. It will help understand how different cultures are and how they communicate. A great way to do this is through subculture communication.
Advice for next time one is in a different country or state communication is the key