Jacob Law

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Jacob Law

Welcome everyone! This is a space for family and friends to read about my travels. Feel free to add comments or send messages and I will do my best t o answer them in a timely fashion. My home base right now is Puebla Mexico, who knows where else I will be heading next...

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North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City September 27th 2010

Hello! Wow, I really got lazy about this blogging thing. Apparently you guys like it though. So, I will try and be more up on it. The problem I saw was that life here has become sort of monotonous. I go to work, sleep, eat, run, skateboard and hang out with friends not much else. But, someone told me I have to make the boring interesting so that is what I will do. First things first, I have moved house (as the British say). I now live much farther away from my job and girlfriend. It does have its benefits though. I now have hot water 24/7. For those who I have kept in touch with, you may remember my old apartment had solar heated water. This was a problem in the rainy season here. Other ... read more

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City June 11th 2010

Hey guys, I finally found a few minutes of free time, and have uploaded all of my pictures to my computer. Which should make for a great blog. Here in Puebla, life has been going well. The weather has been beautiful, but now, once again we are entering the rainy season. Which is probably the thing I have disliked the most about life here. The rain isn't like that of the midwest, here it is the rain that soaks everything maybe even your spirit haha. But recently things have been great and I have no reason to think they won't continue that way. I have been taking a lot of photos recently with a bunch of the "pros" of the Puebla skate scene, and have had my photos turned into flyers. This is pretty motivating especially ... read more
The Brits...
Good times
Spelling Bee

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte April 1st 2010

Hey everyone! I have just returned from a great 5 day trip to Mazunte in the state of Oaxaca. Now, when I heard about Mazunte I wanted to go there right away. This was also one of the options for Sydney and I during Christmas, but I think Chiapas was a better choice for that time. Anyways, Maria and I left late Thursday night on the bus to Pochutla, which is about one hour from Mazunte. The ride was long... 14 hours. We made it safe and had a great bus ride despite the selection of terrible movies and incredible amount of curves the road had (we took two Dramamine throughout the trip). Arriving in Pochutla there is not much to do except try a famous Tlayuda. Tlayudas, are similar to most Mexican foods in that ... read more
Cat Nap
Birds in the Lagoon
In flight

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City March 23rd 2010

Hey guys, I found some time here at work to put a quick blog in for you. Things are going very well recently. Maria´s mother came out of the surgery very well, and has been making a rapid recovery. I am doing my best here to stay stress free with my heavy work load I have had, 40 hours a week, plus class preparation. I have not had any real chances to travel, but have been enjoying work and life here in Puebla. Maria and I will be heading to the beach for semana santa which is next week. We are going to the western coastal state of Oaxaca. It should be a good break from the normal. I am also hoping to finaly move into a new apartment this next month if everything goes as ... read more
The cousins
Family
etc.

North America » United States » California » San Diego » La Jolla February 28th 2010

Alright, I know it's been quite a while since my last blog but I hope you can all understand. So I have let two whole months pass without a good blog (except for the one my sister wrote in late December) and there is much to tell. For those of you who do not know, Maria's mother entered the hospital yesterday to have a brain tumor removed. I ask for your thoughts an prayers as she begins surgery this week. We are hoping the procedure goes well for her and she can come home quickly and fully recovered. Changing themes, my work is going well and I am really becoming comfortable as an ESL teacher.Right now my days are long, from 7am - 12pm, then 4pm- 830pm, but I have a nice long lunch break at ... read more
Me
The border
Syd and Laura Lee

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City December 25th 2009

Hey its Syd this time, your guest speaker for the day. I arrived i mexico on the 22nd at around 3:00, I had a good flight and there were usually people to help me along for free (aside from one guy who wanted a tip and took me to the wrong place). Before the plane landed the three things I noticed were all the colors the buildings were painted, how close the houses were, and the layer of smog that surrounded the airplane. When we got into town we went to the mall behind jakes house to finish up a little christmas shopping. On the 23rd and 24th we took the bus to the center and look at the artisans and the cathedral and went into another church (I forgot my camera on the 23rd though ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City December 17th 2009

Hey everyone, Well, I know this update is extremely late. I have a lot of good news and some bad news. Things have been picking up fast at the Anglo and Boulanger as the end of the year roles around, test preparation, and testing as well as submitting final grades. Each school has also been inviting me to some social events for the Christmas season, dinners, gift exchanges etc. All of this together made it difficult to find time to update the blog, but the biggest reason I haven't updated is the fact that I broke my arm two weeks ago. Actually the weekend I had planned an update. The break was (as usual) from skateboarding. It isn't too serious and didn't reallyhurt too bad. However, I am wrapped up in a sling for 4 wks. ... read more

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Cuetzalan November 18th 2009

Hi everyone, So this blog has been on standby for a while as I have been waiting for the internet to be restored to my neighborhood and many houses in Puebla. A story came on the news a few days ago, about how the motherboards for Mega-cable had been robbed. Mega-cable provides cable, internet and telephone service to almost every house in the area and consequently the Internet cafes in the neighborhood. So as you can imagine, almost everyone is without internet. Although Puebla is an extremely modern and developed city there are always things like this to remind you how secure and organized things are in the US. Well these past few weeks I have begun my classes at the Anglo. So far I have about four classes per week on average, which is about ... read more
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Offerings
Same offering

North America » Mexico » Michoacán » Morelia October 16th 2009

Well Campers, thanks for waiting it out for this blog. I have finally left the State of Puebla on a weekend adventure. Last Sunday began the 7th annual Festival internacional de Cine de Morelia. I thought it would be a great opportunity to visit some other parts of Mexico. Fernanda and I started off on Thursday afternoon after our classes. We took a short bus ride to the toll booth leaving Puebla ,which cost roughly $1, and started looking for a ride. After literally 2 or 3 minutes asking we got a ride to Mexico DF with a nice middle aged gentleman who spoke English nearly fluently. It turns out he had a friend from MN who was coming down to Puebla with her husband for their honeymoon and was going to pick them up in ... read more
Another Church
The Crew
Gutter

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Cholula October 12th 2009

Hello Everyon! Well I know I have been lacking on my blogging lately. It could be for a few reasons, first of all the internet at my apartment is useable about %60 of the time and when it works it is usually slow and frustrating, or the because I have been a bit busy getting paperwork together and preparing classes. The most likely is that it is really a combination of the two. Usualy when I get on the internet here I come to check my email and send emails, and that being frustrating enough I usually stop at that. So, I would like to apologize and hope that these 2 blogs will make up for the lack of blogging this past month. So here in Puebla things are great, it has stopped raining for the ... read more
Cholula
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