May 18, 2007
Jun 30, 2007
. The buildings were all very pretty and we went through this market called El Parian. Then we stopped at a restaurant and I tried some rice with mole sauce. Delicioso! Sunday night was also the Shakira concert. There were TONS of people lined up at the gates outside of UDLA like 5 hours early. The concert was alright, I didn't know many of the songs, but at least it didn't rain like it usually does every night. Yesterday we had a group tour to Cholula's pyramid. Most of it is buried, but some stairs and other parts of it are showing. On top of everything is this church called Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, but we didn't get to climb up to it. To get to the pyramid, we had to walk for a while through a pretty creepy tunnel. I climbed the stairs of the pyramid, saw some bones, and where they sacrificed people and left offerings for the gods. Yesterday I also went to this club called El Tigre. There's basically a different club for every day of the week, and El Tigre is Tuesday night's. The clubs here stay open until like 5 or 6 in the morning, so I actually got to stay as long as I wanted. This Sunday I'm going to Coyoacan and Xochimilco where I get to see Blue House where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived and lots of shopping.
I'll post some pictures tomorrow some time.
So I started classes this week. I'm taking Mexican Civilization and Business Communication. I definitely like my Civ class much more than the Business one, I can actually understand what the instructor is saying and start feeling much more confident about how much Spanish I've been learning. And then I go to the Business class. I can hardly understand what she is saying along with pretty much the rest of the class. But, now she's started writing more stuff on the board and gesturing, so its getting a little better. Also, it's nice to be learning about all of the different groups and the pyramids and then actually going to see them. I'm also in a cooking class and Monday had some yummy food. But, I think I might have to start eating some meat again, like chicken, because it is a lot harder to find vegetarian food than I thought and I don't want to special order everything here. The dorm food always has some vegetarian options though, so I'm not sure about that yet. Sunday I went to the downtown historic district of Puebla