Hotel Hacienda Cocoyoc
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... s history, by being out and about in the real world.
The second place that we visited was Cortes' 2nd hacienda, a sugar plantation, in the south end of Cuernavaca, in Atlacamulco.
We have always had an interest in finding and exploring old Mexican Haciendas. At one time, they were giant farms, 'ruled' by a Spaniard who had been given the land through a royal grant and workers, through a grant of indigenous people. Most of the haciendas that we have seen are away out ...
... we got to try some more authentic Mexican food, then took a very scenic drive up curvy mountain roads in Carlos' aunt's car. Some roads were immaculate, and some made us question if we would finish the drive with any kind of suspension left. We checked into a beautiful b&b in a quaint little town called Valle de Bravos, then went down to the lake where we got some beers and paid a guy to take us out on his boat and give us a little tour of the wealthy lakehouses and ...
... tanks are paid for and maintained by a number of organizations on both sides of the border, including CRREDA, a Mexican drug and rehab organization with centers across the country, including one in Agua Prieta.
School Sisters of Notre Dame is a worldwide religious institute of Roman Catholic nuns devoted to primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Their life in mission centers on ...
... very colourful, hand made, wooden floating pontoon boats which hold 20 people and are normally for litle boat parties. Since it was just Rachelle and I, it was pretty expensive since the boat ride would take 4 hours all up and the whole thing is driven by a guy with a long stick (kind of like a giant gondola or punting). So after 2 hours of slowly gliding through the small canals of the town we arrived at ...
... tapes, and so much more. Apparently the box used to belong to a long time English teacher from a local middle school. She must have been some what of a pro because there are pamphlets on English Ed in Mexico dating to the mid nineties (there are also tons of floppy discs).
So now, I have this old, wonderful, bursting box of material that will help my students as well as myself to learn throughout this whole ...