When I told people I was going to study abroad in Mexico, I was met with a lot of confused looks and feigned excitement. "Why Mexico?" people would ask. Before I left, my answer was that I wanted to practice my Spanish and the program was the best fit for my career path. Now that… Continue reading Why Mexico?
This weekend, as my classmate so eloquently said, was one giant nerd boner. I saw more history in three days than I have seen in my entire life and I loved every second of it. Friday began with a tour of the historic district and I saw Diego Rivera's murals in the National Palace depicting… Continue reading Teotihuacán around Mexico City
This weekend I finally got to know what it feels like to be on top of the world. All I could do was smile while I stood on top of the mountain overlooking ancient ruins. I learned so much at the archaeological site and in Oaxaca in general. Here's a list of the important stuff:… Continue reading A Weekend in Oaxaca
This weekend was our first excursion to the curious little town of Cuetzalan! The town sits on top of a hill surrounded by the jungle and the views are unlike anything I have seen in the United States. The town still has cobblestone streets and buildings from the 18th century, but at the same time… Continue reading Cuetzalan
Evidently, school does not teach you everything. But before I get into my first day at work, let me give you some background information. For my study abroad program, I am working an internship in the mornings and taking a Spanish class in the afternoon. The company I am working for is incredible and I… Continue reading Today was sew not my day
"On three?" we ask, as if three seconds is all it takes to prepare oneself to eat a grasshopper. I knew this was part of the cultural experience, so I chomped down and... spit it back out. Nope. Unless I can drown them in ranch, grasshoppers will not become a part of my daily diet.… Continue reading 1,2,3
We all know that living in a foreign country means living outside of our comfort zone. But trust me, you do not actually understand what a comfort zone is until you are fishing toilet paper out of a toilet because you forgot that Mexican toilets are not strong enough for paper. Or when you are… Continue reading Go with the Flow