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North America » Mexico » Veracruz June 5th 2006

So this weekend I went on a two day trip to Veracruz and Xalapa (home of the Jalapeño!). While in Xalapa we visited a museum that has many Olmec heads and other pre-hispanic artifacts. The heads were really interesting and about as tall as I am. While in Veracruz we stayed at a beach front hotel that was quite fancy. I got up at 7:30 Sunday morning and walked on my first real beach! I also touched the ocean! (It was really the Gulf Of Mexico but the way I consider it ocean because it is the same water and I have never been to the ocean so close enough!) Sunday afternoon we went to an old prison/fortress. I probably would have enjoyed it more had it not been 90 degrees with 780% humidity. In order ... read more


This time, we made sure to ask if we can fish in the Sea of Cortez. We were hoping that the ride would be smoother. I did not want to feel sick on a boat again. This time, our captain allowed us to sit up on the bridge with him. The view from there was much better. Throughout the day, I helped spot many marlin and fish. The first fish caught of the day was a Dorado reeled in by Jeff. The next fish was another Dorado (aka Mahi Mahi) caught by the other couple that was with us - Rob and Jodi. The next fish was mine. We strolled for a while until a fish was caught, but the captain Jose did a great job at casting the bait to catch the fish. Finally, he ... read more
The pool from our room
More pictures of El Arco

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca June 4th 2006

Hola Amigos, Welcome to my travel blog. I am in Oaxaca city for one more week. I came here because Amber is taking classes at a language institute. After being here for a day, I also decided to enroll in classes for a week. On Wednesday I moved in with my new family. They are so precious. Lupita and Jorge, my mamá and papá, are so sweet and Jorge gave me my first taste of mezcal (the father of tequila as I was told). I met Melisa and Brenda, two other students from the institute. Melisa is a badass from New York and unfortunately left to go back home today. Brenda is also badass and from Switzerland and very genuine and nice. I´m obsessed with my two new brothers Luisito and Maurico because they are so ... read more

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca June 3rd 2006

Friends, Just a quick EMILIO letting everybody know that we arrived into oaxaca late last night at about 1030 local time (central time in USA). The weather has been a refreshing change from New Mexico. It rained most of the night and has been cloudy all day today saturday with afternoon showers sure to arrive. Today we went to the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca for the orientation and placement exams. The students all seem to be happy with their host families thus far. No major problems have encountered us except that one of our students tripped on an uneven surface and hurt her hip. We took her to the doctor where she was examened and it appears to be soreness more than anything from her fall. The doctor says she should be fine. Lunch today was a ... read more

North America » Mexico » Morelos » Cuernavaca June 3rd 2006

i only have 7 minutes left in this internet cafe in downtown cuernavaca, so i´m gonna make this quick.. last night: pizza at marco polo with the whole group. fun! after that, i was pretty tired, but the majority of the group decided to go out dancing, etc.. hah. soon after they left, it started pouring. it turns out that when lauren and leslee got back around 2:20, they couldnt get their key to work in the front door. therefore, because they didnt want to wake our padres up, they decided it would be a good idea to hoist lauren over the barbed wire fence and throw rocks at my window, and stomp on the roof, right above my head. actually, leslee decided this was a good idea. typical. just kidding, i love my roomie. but ... read more

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The next day, we rented some waverunners and set our appointment with the snorkeling tour. We redeemed the vouchers that Richard and Barbara gave us. The snorkeling trip was set for the next morning. On our way to do this, we were hit up for another timeshare. We decided that we could fit the timeshare presentation in for the next morning before our snorkeling trip. What's another timeshare for another cheap fishing trip? For dinner, we finally ate our Tuna. The Giggling Marlin prepared it quite nice and cooked it 4 different ways for us to eat. It was a huge meal and we could not finish it. We couldn't ask for more for 55 pesos. That evening, we went out and hung out in some bars. We went to a bar called the Love Shack, ... read more
Pool at the Love Shack
Yummy Tuna
At Squid Roe

North America » Mexico » Morelos » Cuernavaca June 2nd 2006

wow. so, here i am, studying abroad. there´s no better way to do this than to just dive in and explain what´s going on and how i got here! yesterday morning, leslee and i left our hotel in charlotte and headed to the airport. we met up with our group and got on the plane to mexico city!! as soon as we got there, it was a lot of hurry up and wait, as most trips are.. we went through immigration fine, but in customs, i pushed the button and got a red screen, which means they had to go through my bag. it was a little confusing, but everything went fine. for the rest of the day, i battled my luggage (and lost, most of the time)... but you need a bunch of stuff when ... read more

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca June 1st 2006

Friends, I've created a travelblog for my adventures to Oaxaca. I don't know how faithful I will be with it since, believe it or not, I will be working while I'm in Oaxaca. For those of you not familiar with the location, look at the map. Oaxaca is located in the Southern part of Mexico (almost directly south of the tip of Texas at the Gulf of Mexico and East of Guatemala). I hope to add more to these blogs in the coming weeks. I don't know if I'll be able to include photos since I won't be taking our digital camera with me but nevertheless you can hear of my adventures via this page. Best, JUAN ... read more

North America » Mexico » Puebla June 1st 2006

But mostly I miss the fact that there aren't JALAPEÑOS ON EVERY GODDAMN PIECE OF FOOD! I'm sorry that was a little ridiculous...I am just really homesick for american food and I thought I had found it in my sandwich. Here's the thing, I enjoy spicy food and I also enjoy a jalapeño now and then but not every day. It's my own fault since I should know now to check for spicy things as I am in Mexico. So I then pick the jalapeños off of the sandwich but the really spicy jalapeño juice still lingers....so still intent on eating something american I choose some nacho cheese doritos. They are also spicy but nearly as bad as the jalapeño sandwich. I really like Mexican food but I cannot eat rice and beans everyday. Hopefully I'll ... read more

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Puerto Escondido June 1st 2006

After a long overnight bus journey, we arrive in surfers paradise. We stand for 10 mins in awe of the magnificient waves, the biggest we have ever seen! We love the youth hostel here, the social enviroment is really positive and we meet lots of young travellers who are keen to hang out for a few days and enjoy the night life. We enjoy watching the professional surfers and body borders throughout the day and after one very non-intentionally heavy night (lets just say we were sea sick), we try a spot of deep sea fishing with the locals . We caught a sea turtle and a huge sail fish!! (We didn´t keep them! The fishermen kept the sail fish (naughty) but we only stroked the turtle and put him back in the water). We spend ... read more
Waves
Sunset Surf
Playa Zicatela




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