Hola! I have had this blog now for over a year, but never had time to blog it! So now that I am forced to keep a journal (dang, guess I know how my students feel!) I shall use some of this marvelous technology.
I am in Oaxaca, Mexico with the study abroad LSC trip, and I am psyche-iolaed to be here! The group on the trip is getting along fabulously, and while today was just a travel day, we have had a lot of fun. Plane ride – 4 hrs. + bus ride – 6 hrs. + mess around time – 5 hrs. = one really long day!! However, we are now in our cutie room. My lovely roommates, Sandy P. and Susana D. and I are talking about the evils of WI Gov. Walker and how hard it is to survive in the US on a minimum wage, no benefits job. It’s a very uplifting conversation!
But I digress. We have spent almost all our time in Mexico so far in the bus. Much of what we have seen for living conditions has been pretty deplorable – which is usually the case when traveling near major roads, but we had a nice stop at a rest area and spoke some Spanish (or least tried to) with some of the people working at the snack shops/small eateries. It was a hoot, and it’s the first time I have traveled abroad and not worried about feeling embarrassed because I don’t know much the language. I’ve decided I”m just going to have fun and learn a lot while I’m down here, and enjoy every minute of it.
So good night- I need my beauty sleep!