January 10, 2016 My third excursion was a success! A trip to Hierve el Augua took about an hour, but the view from the top of the mountains was transcendental. The clouds just laid on top of the mountains in a peaceful way as we hiked through the scenery. The trails we took were wrought… Read More “No pants subway ride”
January 8, 2016 What an INCREDIBLE day! Oaxaca is such a blessing! Today I had an exam for the first part of class over certain systems in the body, how you would conduct a physical exam of a patient, and some common sicknesses here in Mexico (all in Spanish of course). After the test, my… Read More Paint the town gold!
January 7, 2016 So I don’t know if I told y’all that here in Oaxaca to wash your clothes you take them to a lavanderia….it’s like a laundry mat…except for the fact that they wash your laundry for you. I can’t tell you how much anxiety it gives me to think about other people washing… Read More Am I an ablutophobe?
January 6, 2016 What an incredible day! Today was Dia de Reyes which is a big deal here in Mexico. There is a lot of tradition that goes into it and this morning at school we got to participate in part of it! They served us Rasco which is a circular shaped sweet bread. You… Read More So I tried Cow Tongue…..
January 5, 2016 Thank you God for this wonderful time I am having here! I am loving the fact that I can walk outside at 8 in the morning and feel perfectly comfortable wearing shorts and a t-shirt! Then I can take a quick 15 minute walk to school and feel refreshed and ready for… Read More Selfies with Clowns
January 4, 2015 Start the morning off with a tamale de frijole and it will be a good day…or at least it was today! Today was the first day of class for the students who arrived this weekend so we were all able to walk to the school together. It was a change to go… Read More Do you want candy w/your chili & pinata?
January 3, 2016 OHHHHHH MYYYYY GOOOOOODDDDNNNNEESSSS! We went to Monte Alban today and it was incredible. One of the most amazing places I have ever seen. Though the steps were steep, it was worth the climb! I won’t be able to describe it in a manner that does it justice, but when you climb to… Read More I like that boulder…..
January 2, 2016 Well today was a day of recovery. All of still dragging as we woke up around 10 and ate breakfast, which perked me up a little bit. I decided to go study until it was time for a lunch of crema de Calabaza, and a quesadilla with a giant tortilla called… Read More Sometimes you’ve got to rest
December 31st & January 1st So I normally blog when I get home at night and am about to go to bed, but considering that last night we didn’t get home until about 4:30 am I decided to bypass blogging yesterday and combine it with today. Yesterday I didn’t have class or anything so I… Read More New Year Embarrassment
December 30, 2015 Signs of progress: Not getting lost on my way to school, translating an entire conversation in Spanish to English, and finding more place to explore! Today began normally with class from 9-1 and then an intercambio with Luis. After all of that we had a cooking class in the house of a… Read More You really want me to cook?