Posada el Jardin
Travel Blogs from Ticul
One of the very first things that I figured out the first night in my homestay is just how lively the sounds are here in Oaxaca. There are birds chirping, cars are passing with super-loud engines, and the echoes of my host family's voices are so loud that you feel as though they are standing right next to you (even if they are 3 floors away).
All of the buildings are made of stucco, with few rugs or tapestries to block the noise, ...
... judge, was sent to the US to live after his family grew tired of kidnappings, of which there had already been five or six. The disparity between the rich and poor in Mexico is the biggest in the world. Mexico is the 8th richest country, and home to the world's richest man, Carlos Slim. However, thousands of people also make their home amid trash in Mexico City's abundant dumps.
I however, saw none of this. What I did see was the amazing Museum of Anthropology, ...
... including Tlayudas - huge fried tortillas filled
with meats, salads, salsas (of course) and the local cheese. Not particularly
healthy for you, and impossibly difficult to eat without covering yourself in
it, but nonetheless, extremely tasty. After food and a few drinks, we called it
a night as tomorrow could be a long day!
After a scary nights rest surrounded in a dorm of people with stomach bug, I
awoke pretty ready to leave the hostel ...
Where have two weeks gone? I canīt believe tomorrow is already Friday, and that I am officially leaving this place on Saturday and Mexico on Sunday. Not all sad, as I am completely elated that I will have the opportunity to hug and kiss you all, and more importantly share stories with you about this amazing experience.
So, on with what happened today. We first took the students on a field trip to Dzibilchaltun ...