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Trip: Mexico

There are [13] stories from my trip: Mexico

Parallel Universe

MEXICO | Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | Views [1256]

Sitting in my rocking chair, logging the video tapes from the summer. I was living in a parallel universe. My return was less about culture shock and more about city shock. The sheer density of activity in one's day is amazing. I miss greeting each ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Mexico, Proyecto Verano

MEXICO | Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

the project, the life, Tatauzoquico
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Gallery: Mexico, out in the world

MEXICO | Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

brief pass through Mex city, Queretaro, Puebla, San Miguel
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medio camino

MEXICO | Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | Views [1088]

Tomorrow we regroup for the midway evaluation, etc.... I don´t want to leave.. been here just over 2 weeks and already I feel (and about half of the participants)feel very integrated into the community. We have finished construting 12 family gardens, ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


MEXICO | Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | Views [1218] | Comments [1]

Today is our first -free day- we have a group of 7 quiet, curious students from ages 17-20... Lucrecia- from a small Totonaco community 3 hours away. She is 17, this is the fist time she has traveled outside of her community. Already a pro at making ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


MEXICO | Wednesday, 4 Jul 2007 | Views [1111]

my new home for the next 6 weeks.. the group of participants arrived and we have been having orientation in a more central pueblo... tomorrow the groups will be defined and thurs we go again to the communities to spend a night with a family, each person ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

hasta agosto

MEXICO | Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | Views [1393] | Comments [1]

Well, where do I start. I'm already completely exhausted, overwhelmed, nervous, excited, etc etc and it's only "orientation." We've had 8 hour days of workshops ... conflict resolution, expectations, hopes, small group dynamics, political/social/economic ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Day of rest

MEXICO | Monday, 25 Jun 2007 | Views [1111]

Despite my big plans to go the anthro musuem, and do some interviews with my video camera ... I'm giving myself a day of rest. 12 hours of sleep 3 nights in a row, and for once I feel rested. After a wonderful breakfast of chilequiles, scrambled eggs, ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


MEXICO | Sunday, 24 Jun 2007 | Views [1074]

I just returned from a very pleasant sidetrip to the northern tranquil, colonial towns of Queretaro and the much spoken about San Miguel de Allende. I had a lovely stay in Queretaro where I met up with a friend, and soon to be classmate at Temple, ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, mexico, queretaro

Heating up-Day3

MEXICO | Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | Views [1036]

I just met with Mauro, the coordinator with SEDEPAC, the Mexican counterpart to American Friends Service Comm. and if I thought that was intense.. this summer is going to really crazy... fun but challenging as  ever. He's a good spirit, jean jacket, ... Read more >

Tags: culture, frida kahlo, mexico

Day 2

MEXICO | Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | Views [1188]

Let me start by saying, I'm very excited to have my own room tonight. I have been staying in a women's dorm with 8 beds, all of which were full the last 2 nights, but now are empty... hurrah. Today I took a trip to the southern neighborhood of Coyoacan, ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


MEXICO | Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | Views [1256] | Comments [1]

Well I arrived in Mexico city and already so much has happened it seems... I'm staying at the "Casa de los amigos" it is not just any house, but the "Friends House" as in the Quakers.. quite a nice place with many interesting people ... Read more >

Tags: culture, mexico

Mexico.. yo vengo!

MEXICO | Saturday, 19 May 2007 | Views [1003]

I'm leaving in mid June to participate in the American Friends Service Committee, Mexico Summer program in Sierra Norte de Puebla for 2 months. I'll be a co-facilitator in the program, woo hoo: http://www.afsc.org/latinamerica/int/mexicosummer.... Read more >

Tags: Culture