Published: April 7th 2011April 7th 2011
Sorry I haven't been writing as much as I have been, but I haven't really been doing anything exciting lol.
The Fruteria has become my favorite place to get fruit from in Santa Tere. It's generally cheap and the fruit is always soooo sweet. I'm pretty sure we went everyday that weekend and each time was amazing. The other day we went and she had strawberries for sale as well the usual fruit for sale, so we bought 1 little watermelon, 1 little pineapple, and half a kilo of strawberries, in total it cost about 46 pesos. The next day we wanted to make smoothies so we headed to the Fruteria again. We didn't see any strawberries in the shop but I figured I would ask just in case, turns out she did still have some strawberries from yesterday. They were cheaper today because they were a day old, so we bought 1 kilo for a mere 18 pesos.
Santa Tere is in general my favorite neighbourhood to go and walk around. There are so many neat shops to go see, plenty of taco stands, fruit stands, tejuino stands. Anything you want you can find in Santa Tere. The clothing stores they have there are also amazing (if I have money left I'm going and buying lots of clothes!). One night I was craving tamales, so Martha, Charly, and I went out to a local tamale shop. I have to say, they were the most amazing tamales I've ever tasted. It's really funny cause you know how in Canada/US you can find cops in donut shops? Or at least that's the stereotype, well here you can find cops at taco stands. We were walking to the tamale shop, and it was dark outside so only the lights from the stores and cars could be seen, all of a sudden we see bright red and blue flashing. I automatically freeze, not because I was guilty of anything, but because I just don't like seeing cops here (they carry machine guns around, and are just scary looking). We're tryna figure out where these cops are going, but the next thing we see, they stopped and walked up to a taco stand, and were waiting for tacos!! ridiculous lol.
That weekend seemed to go by in a flash, Saturday felt like Sunday and Sunday felt like Saturday. How bout each day of the week actually feels like the day it really is, STOP trying to fool us!? k Thanks.
Monday I went to my Spanish class, everyone who knows me knows that I love kids, so getting to work with them for two hours every Monday is a dream. I get to teach them English and I get to brush up on my Spanish. After the kids class is over, they head to kung fu, I take a little break and then for the next two hours it's my Spanish class. This past class we read a Mexican legend about two volcanoes, and of course, love. Once I understood it it was a pretty good story. I also finally understand the difference between era & fue, and estaba & estuvo (what made it hard was they all mean the same thing just have different purposes).
Yesterday was supposed to be Spanish grammar class, but the woman who runs the language club called to say the grammar teacher wasn't coming this wednesday but next wednesday she would be there... I'm beginning to think this 'grammar teacher' doesn't exist.
Only 6 more days and then it's two weeks off for Spring Break! Yaaaaaaayyyy. I'm hoping to go down to Puerto Vallarta on the 18, I have received several invitations to go down and spend time there, as most people have at least one house there. I really hope I can go, I wanna go fishing, surfing, tanning, snorkeling, hiking, and take lots of pictures!!! I have to finalize plans and ask for permission, but fingers crossed that I can go =)
Lots of Love;