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Time September 9th, 2011 in College Study Abroad | No Comments by


Kelita in Mérida

Follow mis aventuras in the "ciudad blanca," México, and beyond

All Good Things Come to an End… or Do They?

Posted: December 10, 2011, 4:56 pm

I realize that this is a bit delayed. What with all the spotty Internet connections in the airport and the craziness of arriving home this has been my first chance to post what I wrote upon leaving Mérida. Bittersweet Goodbyes Welp, I guess this is it. I’ve officially left Mérida and am currently sitting in […]

Sobreviviendo en un mundo de diferencias: Parte 2

Posted: December 3, 2011, 7:24 pm

“Surviving in a World of Differences” I apologize for how awful the last few posts might look. I have to wrtie and view on my iPad and it looks awful. So if you are seeing what I’m seeing, I’m terribly sorry. I did my best. As sad as it is, this may be my last […]

Sobreviviendo en un mundo de diferencias: Parte 1

Posted: November 25, 2011, 4:32 am

“Surviving in a World of Differences” So you’d think that after moving to a new country to live and breathe a different culture and language that I’d have more to say about the differences between my Mexican home and the good ol’ USofA, right? I mean, I’ve said a bit about the academic differences, sleeping […]

Hay que aprovechar las oportunidades, ¿no?

Posted: November 12, 2011, 6:15 am

“Gotta Take Advantage of Opportunities, Right?” Yesterday one of my professors made a comment that I found to be both hilarious and completely true.  We were discussing when to have our next clase de buceo and he suggested doing it during the upcoming puente. –Todavía falta un feriado este mes, ¿verdad?” (We still have one […]

Viaje al centro de la tierra

Posted: November 5, 2011, 4:53 am

“Journey to the Center of the Earth” Never in my life have I been so glad to breathe fresh air and take in all the oxygen my little lungs desired. Never in my life have I been so fond of the Earth’s surface around me. Never in my life have I been so happy to […]

Collaboration and Las Ketchup

Posted: October 24, 2011, 6:59 pm

Three Cheers for Academic Collaboration! One of the things that drives me the craziest about the academic system in the U.S. (or at least in the schools that I’ve been to) is the fact that people are almost unwilling to help each other.  Instead of lending each other a hand on projects, sharing knowledge, forming […]

Stop, Hammock Time!

Posted: October 20, 2011, 5:09 am

Once again I have been terrible about posting lately.  This week is probably going to kill me (*sarcasm*) between all of the homework I have, all of my extracurricular activities, and the bad news I got this past weekend. However, I wanted to give you something so here it is: The Dummies Guide to Hamacas […]

Precaución: los camiones son peligrosos

Posted: October 1, 2011, 8:49 pm

“Caution:  The Buses Are Dangerous” Although Mérida is a pretty big city (about 970,000 people whereas Denver is like 600,000 I believe…?), it doesn’t have any sort of subway, metro, or light rail system.  Instead everyone travels throughout the city by foot, by bike or moto, by car, or by bus. There are several dangers […]

Work Hard, Play Hard

Posted: September 26, 2011, 6:04 pm

It’s been two weeks since my last post. Sorry about that. A few things have gotten in the way…. Namely schoolwork and vacationing. Two things that couldn’t be more opposite. Classes, Mexican Style Before coming to Mexico I knew that “study abroad” really meant study abroad; however, I’m not sure I realized just how different […]

Un mes en Mérida

Posted: September 12, 2011, 6:13 am

Saturday was our one month anniversary!! ❤ Mérida and I celebrated in style with an uh-maze-ing trip to see three nearby cenotes. Since arriving a month ago, I’ve pushed so many of my boundaries (i.e. swimming in the ocean and diving in cenotes even though I’m terrified of water, asking for directions in Spanish when […]