Mexico – 7.16.1999

Yesterday we sat in class for the first part of the day.  We were learning about women’s roles in the campos.  It seems that they don’t have many rights and that machismo is still really strong in Mexico.  It made me realize how easy we have it in the United States.

After that we went to the University of the Americas @Puebla.  I really liked the campus but couldn’t imagine going there.  It seems just strange that people would choose that school over a school in the U.S. (talking about American students.) I couldn’t attend a school like that but I can’t explain why. 

Next we went into the town and had around 4 hours to wander around the city.  Basically we just walked on the boardwalk but I wasn’t in the mood to buy anything.  We went to KFC for dinner but got too much chicken and had a lot left over.  Jennifer took it with us and gave it to a homeless guy.  That night we stayed in, drank 40s and played Euchre.  I was extremely tired from all of the traveling and going out that I retired early.  

Today we have been traveling since 9 o’clock.  I’m writing this on the bus, that is why the handwriting is so bad.  We stopped once to see a place where they grow these really expensive flowers and now we are continuing on to a coffee and sugar cane farm.  I feel like I am losing my mind from all this traveling.  It’s just that we go so many places and see so many things that I cannot keep track of them all in-between my naps on the bus and reading Don Quixote.  It’s as the minutes, hours, days all run together into one big blur.  We are so busy all the time that I long for the days when I can just relax.  One interesting thing I’ve noted though is that the group is getting along really well for having to be together ALL THE TIME.  What really bugs the group though is constantly going on tours and having every single day so structured.  

Well, the coffee farm was pretty interesting.  I never knew what a coffee plant looked like before.  

After that we stopped at the CP Cordoba campus then went to the hotel.  We didn’t feel like going out because the town didn’t look too fun and it was raining.  Instead we partied in the room and I made calimocho.  It made me really miss the calimocho nights in Spain.  

By Mateo de Colón

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/