A Different Idea of Mexico February 5th 2011 Last night we attended one of the performances that the city of Merida sponsors every evening of the year. We think of Mexico as our poorer neighbor to the south, yet the culture offered here for free to the public is amazing! Last night's show was in the park next to our hotel, and performances have been given there for 46 years. There was an orchestra, a mariachi band, a chantuese with a powe ... read more
North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Merida The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
I was a primary teacher in a K-12 alternative school. In 2006, I took a leave for four months, travelling through Central America. I visited schools and studied Spanish along with being a tourist. My class followed my travels through this blog. I have continued to use this blog to keep friends, family and my students connected to my travels, recently in Mexico and now Kenya!
I am now retired and my husband and I hope to do even more traveling! I am volunteering in an after-school program on the Indian reservation where we live and at the local art museu... full info