Saturday, July 27, 2013

Después de Dos Semanas...Two Weeks In!

Parque Ecologico with Evelin

Wow, it is hard to believe I have only been here for two weeks--it feels like at least four! 
 
The classes here are not exactly what I had imagined them to be.  There is not a strict structure, rather they are more in a free-form manner.  I have Grammar Class in the morning and Conversation Class in the afternoon.  Because I am taking communication classes, I do not necessarily have a Grammar review, so the name is misleading.  The number of students in class as well as my teachers change every week, so it is never a routine for me. 
 
I have been able to go on several excursions so far.  The number one site I usually go to is called El Zocalo, which is in the center of the city.  There, one can find small shops, restaurants, bars, etc--it is essentially a plaza for people to spend time together.  In addition, I have visited Parque Ecologico, Las Barrancas, Teotihuacan, Brady Museum, La Tortuga Cucufata, Plaza Cuernavaca, and saw the movie Pacific Rim in 4D! 
 
Tomorrow I plan to meet up with some friends to watch the USA vs. Panama CONCACAF soccer game...go USA! Saludos!


First day of class with Jennifer
Teotihuacan

                                                                         
 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

El Primer Día...The First Day

My first day in Cuernavaca was great!  The flight was only an hour and a half, and I was in Mexico City before I knew it.  The drive to my host family was a bit long, but it was nice to see the various stores, buildings, homes, etc on my way.  I reached my home around 5 pm, and was welcomed by my host parents.  They have been absolutely wonderful--I adore them already!  They are a rather elderly couple that have treated me with such kindness.  Their names are Eduardo and Julia, but I call them Mamá y Papá.  I will be going to Kukulcan tomorrow morning for orientation and class.  Papá and I have decided we are going to walk to the school (less than two miles away) so that I can see all that is around in the town.  I will write more when I can!  Saludos!