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Trip: Mexico

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From Mazunte to Coyoacan

MEXICO | Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | Views [761]

Ok everyone, I have written this blog here: http://nickandlaina.blogspot.com/ Check it out, I just wrote a new one. I will continue my blog at this address, so keep reading! -Nick

Chilies Rellenos

MEXICO | Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | Views [1230] | Comments [2]

     For the third time in my life, I was covered from head to toe in mud. The first was in Hawaii, during my first semester, and then again while we were in Cartegena, Colombia, at the mud volcano. This time we were in a traditional native American (Aztec/Mayan/Zapotec) ... Read more >

Monte Albán

MEXICO | Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | Views [1018] | Comments [3]

 So we convinced Arianne to come with us to one of the classes we were trying out at a different community center called "IMSS", it is closer to our house. Around 5 in the afternoon we headed out and towards the center, when we got there we ... Read more >

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Como Agua Para Chocolate

MEXICO | Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | Views [1002] | Comments [2]

 "¡Nieve, Nieveeee!", you would have heard Chino and me yelling, in between laughs and other jokes, today at the Feria in El Llano, a park in Oaxaca. Casa Hogar had a stand in the middle of the festival and we were selling two types of marmelade, ... Read more >

Tomatillo Salsa

MEXICO | Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | Views [1360] | Comments [5]

     "Hey, whats up dude!?" was how an enthusiastic Arturo greeted me this afternoon after I had been helping clean the kitchen at Casa Hogar.  "¿¡Que onda wey!?" was my equally enthusiatic response, which has about the same meaning ... Read more >

Cocina Méxicana

MEXICO | Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | Views [2038] | Comments [7]

Ok, I hope to capture this story well, and as funny as it was for me. As I said in the last blog, we "thought"  we were enrolled in the Mexican cooking (Cocina Méxicana) class. The reason I said this was because when we first visited the Casa ... Read more >

Casa Hogar de Los Niños de La Luna

MEXICO | Saturday, 30 Jan 2010 | Views [2294] | Comments [5]

 "Said (Sai-eed), Said! Lavarse los manos!"  I find myself saying on a regular basis, at Casa Hogar, the child care center Laina and I have been volunteering at for the last two weeks. The little house which is home to about 23 kids under 6, ... Read more >

Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

MEXICO | Saturday, 23 Jan 2010 | Views [2308] | Comments [4]

 Oaxaca, pronounced "Wah-hak-ah" , is a small colonial city in the far south of Mexico. We are going to spend at least our next six weeks here. Oaxaca is very pretty and charismatic, there are many cobblestone streets and lots of colonial style ... Read more >

Blackout, Piedra del Sol, Mescal, and a loss of an old friend.

MEXICO | Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | Views [1050] | Comments [4]

We woke up to another beautiful day in Ciudad De México! Heading down to the local bakery, La Speiga, I picked up some fresh baked bread, some croissants, and also a danish. The air is crisp and the the sun is nice and warm. Today we are going to head ... Read more >

Photos: Mexico

MEXICO | Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

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MEXICO | Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | Views [1632] | Comments [1]

    Tenochtitlan, the old name for the city now know as Ciudad de Mexico. We woke up late this morning, spent some time with Bronson and then headed out into the city. The first thing i noticed was the extremely comfortable climate. It was about 74 ... Read more >

Viva Mexico!

MEXICO | Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | Views [1294]

Wow, so we are on the road again! We just got into Mexico City (DF) This morning, and we right back in the thick of culture shock! Before I get too far, I'll let you know what we've done since our last post in... St.Croix (that was a while ago). After ... Read more >