For the Cinco de Mayo week we took a trip with our friends to Punta Mita, Mexico. The Four Seasons resort there is one of the most luxurious places I’ve ever stayed. When we arrived staff greeted us with a special drink and put tequila in it if we wished. We were then taken by…… Continue reading Trip to Punta Mita
This is the grave of Fermin Anonio Mundaca y Marecheaga who considered himself a pirate. When visiting this grave I feel a deep sense of fascination for a couple of reasons. The first is that I had such a magical experience in Spain that visiting sites where Spaniards were active in their empire days makes history…… Continue reading Pirate Grave – Isla Mujeres
A story from the Spanish Reconquista, to La Malinche and Mexico, and the discovery of California. The importance of understanding history along with my personal experiences.
Yesterday was a very long day. Our bus from Acapulco to Mexico City didn’t have very good air conditioning and there was this toy that played Beethoven’s Fur Elise for 5 hours straight. I don’t know why nobody else could hear it or if they could ignore it for that long. It drove Jen and…… Continue reading Mexico – 8.3.1999
Last night was a bad one. I was allergic to something in the room and kept sneezing and had a runny nose. Right now we are in the bus station waiting to go back to Texcoco. I really didn’t enjoy Acapulco as much as I thought I would. Well, I still feel pretty congested after…… Continue reading Mexico – 8.2.1999 – Acapulco 2
Ok, now I have to go back to last Friday. We took our exams that morning and I think I did pretty well. I knew a lot about NAFTA and am sure I got an A but wasn’t too clear on the Puebla project. After our exam we headed to the bus terminal for our…… Continue reading Mexico – 8.1.1999 – Acapulco
I didn’t get a chance to write yesterday because we went to Mexico City then had to study for our exam. So here I am on the bus to Acapulco and finally have time to write. The handwriting is sloppy because of the bus! Anywho, yesterday we went to Mexico City after a short lecture on…… Continue reading Mexico 7.30.1999