Monthly Archives: September 2011

Laundry Service in Mexico

During my 4 months in India I washed my clothes as I traveled; in the shower, in buckets, in sinks, using outdoor faucets, whenever and wherever I could.  There was cheap laundry service readily available and for a while in … Continue reading

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Snacks in Merida

Last Sunday I walked around the main plaza in Merida looking at all the outdoor vendors and food stalls.  There are endless varieties of yummy things to try.  I’ll hold off on the typical Yucatecan and Mexican food since I’m … Continue reading

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Weather in Merida

It was difficult for me to sleep when I first arrived in Merida because it was so hot and humid, but I’m beginning to get used to the stuffiness.  I turn on the AC as soon as I get home … Continue reading

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Saturday in Merida

After a brutally hot week here in Merida we had a fantastic downpour for an hour that evaporated all the heat and soupy-ness from the air, for about 6 hours.  It was back to steamy conditions Saturday morning but I … Continue reading

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Viva Mexico!

It is a common misconception that Cinco de Mayo marks the Mexican Independence Day.  Or maybe it’s just the Americans that like the sound of Cinco de Mayo and using it as an excuse to drink a lot of Coronas…  … Continue reading

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Merida: First Few Days

Slowly but surely I’m beginning to feel my way around Merida.  I am still very surprised that there are only 4 students at the institute.  I’m told that over the summer there was a group of 30 students but with … Continue reading

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Day One in Merida

A few days ago over some cheese, birthday cake, and white wine my slightly tipsy Grandma asked why I couldn’t just live a normal, average life like everyone else.  I sometimes ask that of myself as well.  Why do I … Continue reading

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