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Travel Blogs from Merida
... room overlooking the pool. There was a noisy flock of Canada geese that gathered around happy hour, but we met a couple of very nice Americans.
There is music every day of the week! Over the weekend, the centre is closed to traffic and people browse through handicraft stalls and shops, stop for drinks and listen to music from all over Mexico, playing till late. ...
... habit which has failed to die hard is my keenness to be teacher's pet!
After lunch, and some wandering around town, I headed to my hosts' house in the early evening. I met only Samuel, who is a lovely guy and extremely patient! I think he was perhaps expecting somebody with a better grip of Spanish but despite me understanding perhaps only 20% of what he was saying, we managed to converse for a few hours on some fairly ...
... like accomplished world travelers to step onto our ADO bus which will take us 4 hours to a hotel "near everything" in Merida, Yucatan. I sleep the majority of the ride, sometimes interrupted by spouts of Spanish-overdubbed Disney movies. We get off the bus at Fiesta Americana at 10 PM, the bus drivers don't know where our hotel is, and we are stuck roaming a block with all of our luggage. Feeling so American. Eventually, we take a taxi to our hotel - a distance ...
... held the ball, Cobb would get two bases on a walk.
We are not told how often this was pulled off successfully -- a statistic that is probably irrecoverable. Even if just once, it's a brilliant example of cleverness and bravado. Given today's scouting and communication it's hard to imagine it working twice, but things were different back then. And a century later I think it might be worth trying one more time, and I would love to see ...
to put back in place and then reinforcing of a young man’s collar bone which
had snapped in two separate places. This took quite a lot of work, 2 surgeons
and the anaesthetist all holding separate pairs of tongs and lots of drilling
and screwing to complete, and combined the 2 surgeries lasted five hours. I do
feel very privileged to have seen them though.
The second batch of volunteering involved teaching English
to two groups at ...