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Travel Blogs from Merida
sooooo.....I had a feeling that something wasn't quite right in how I had my host family planned out in my head. Friday, it all clicked after meeting Dona Angelita (who had been in the hospital) and Joaquin, Nenuca's husband. Here's how my household goes, now:
Dona Angelita (mi mama and whose house I live in)
Sus Hijos/sons: Gonzalo & Fernando (has 2 kids, Andres y Fernando)
... the main house which had its
own pool. Living the dream. Except for the lack of aircon in our shoebox room
The volunteering was split into two halves: mornings were
spent at the local Red Cross Hospital, and in the afternoons we went to a local
village to “teach” a group of children and adults English. So on Monday Roz and
I (both in our sparkling white uniform of last minute bought t-shirts and
chinos) hopped on the bus to ...
... when you first enter through the garage. Inside there are only 4 casitas arranged around a swimming pool with waterfalls on either side. The rooms are spacious and simply but very tastefully furnished with beautiful bedspreads. But the most impressive sight is the waterfalls surrounding the modern glass enclosed showers and the quiet streams that flow beneath your glass topped night tables directly into the pool outside your door.
... we go!" to a group of Mad Hot Ballroom wannabe's, Roy quickly scooped up his cds and scampered away. But I'll take dancing anyway I can get it, and I had a pleasant first night in the city.
It seems like there is plenty to do here. I am excited to explore the markets and the local cuisine. Cities aren't really my thing. I would really prefer mountains and trees to Spanish architecture, but I'm in the sun eating Mexican food, and I'm not going to complain about that. ...
... day, which is a national holiday, but all the festivities start the night before. So we went to the Zocalo (the central marketplace) after dinner, where a lot of people had already gathered, and after a speech and a lot of yelling "Viva Mexico" fireworks were set off above the cathedral. Which was a spectacular sight, even if after a while all the ashes and leftovers from the arrows started raining down on ...