Thursday, May 29, 2008

hola!

Well, unfortunately, I´m unable to figure out how to upload photos from this internet cafe...even if I could I probably wouldn´t because the internet connection is so slow I´d be here all day....

So far, the trip has been amazing, beautiful, nerve wracking, exciting, and exhausting!

Silly tourist mistake numero uno: when going to the bank to exchange dollars for pesos, I thought I was being safe by putting most of my money and my passport under my dress, so if I was mugged I wouldn´t loose much. Well, to my embarassment I was asked for my passport. In front of a room full of elderly Mexicans and a male teller I had to explain that I needed a bathroom because it was up my dress.....I´m sure that teller had a good laugh with his buddies over a beer over that.

Mexico City had lots of beautiful sights. It was also extremely smelly. I literally dry heaved a few times. There was a whole lot of poverty...even in the business districts most people seemed either very poor or fairly poor.
We went to some ruins, a museum, and toured all over the city (man, there are a lot of churches....and a lot of couples making out all over the place).

Oh...and all of my travelmates are great! 2 couples, a pair of friends, and 4 of us single travelers. The tour guide is fantastic and so far I´m super glad I´ve gone through this company (many thanks to Debbie). All of the details are taken care of and it´s been great not having to worry about anything.

Now we´re in Pueblo (about 2 hours south of Mexico City). It´s much more relaxed here...and much less smelly. The city is very beautiful. There seems to be a middle class here as well. I was asked to talk to a group of school girls so they could practice their English. Now, I´m going out to explore more!!

6 comments:

UrbanHippieMama said...

I'm so glad you are having such a great time! Can't wait to see you and hear all about it.
xoxo

MOM said...

Yeah your ALIVE!!! Do they do a head count whenever you leave? Who is your roomie? Are you on a short bus with only 7 people:)? Can't help it that I worry I am a mom after all its my job. We'd love to hear from you at least over the weekend. So glad your having a good time. How many days til you come home?Hurry and blog again. Read it to Grandma. We miss you. The cats are fine. Love, MOM

Debbie said...

I am so happy you love the company and your travelmates! I was worried. Didn't want to be blamed if you weren't having a good time :) Keep blogging. I am soooo jelaous as I sit at my desk doing Ultipro! -Debbie

Farm Baby in CT said...

So glad to hear from you. I am sure it has already been eye opening and amazing. We miss you lots...Eli has already said that we can't go for a walk with Bonzo WITHOUT Shawna! Take care of yourself and HAVE FUN!
Love,
Genessa

Lauren said...

Ooooh. What about the cuisine? Isn't it different? Tell me, tell me!! :) How's my rucksack doing? Remember to take a picture of my rucksack! :)

Himanshu Tripathi said...

you have excting exp. I like Yoga also.