i am home from mexico and i love everyone!!! my family, my friends, my neighbors, and you my dear reader! i made it back early tuesday morning.
i tried to document my trip as much as possible during my actual trip on gloriamarie.tumblr.com so i wouldn’t be like one of those students who answer with “i don’t know” when you ask them what did they do on their summer break. instead i will be one of those annoying bloggers who asks, “didn’t you read my blog?”
mexico has been a dream destination of mines since college, and not in a 7 day resort stay kind of way. i wanted to live amongst the people and hear the language and not just fellow americans who speak only english with the exception of “hola”. i lived with my spanish speaking coworkers in san miguel. they own a house in san miguel that they so graciously opened up to me.
one of the things i believe is that the universe conspires. put your desires out in the universe and expect for them to happen and they will! they may not happen when you want them to, but God has perfect timing.
all the well wishes for my trip included a warning of “be careful!” leading up to my trip i read about incidents, in particular the incident where there were decapitated bodies found alongside a mexican highway. just awful things related to the drug cartels. in the area of san miguel i felt safe.
the people of mexico are giving people. you respect them they will respect you. what they value as a country of people, family, is admirable. whereas here in america we put a lot of emphasis on prosperity.
i met some nice people. this one couple invited me to their house after only having lunch next to me, they gave me their address. we don’t do this in america!
the most challenging thing for me about spending time in mexico was eating. i probably lost 5 pounds! in mexico they eat at different times than in the US and handle their food differently. a week in i became really sick, it put me out for a couple days. then i am somewhat of a picky eater. wasn’t interested in much. the food situation was just not good for me, i felt hungry half the time! one night i had a dream i found a chipotle that was hidden! i am not even a huge fan of chipotle! right now i am craving chilis!
living without instant access to the internet was hard as well. the house where i stayed had no tv or internet. at my house i can go weeks without turning on my tv, no big deal, but the internet is a different story! on my phone i had text but no data. whenever i was in a hotspot i was able to connect through wifi, like a druggie getting a fix.
i rode a 21 hour plus bus ride to san miguel, but decided to fly back. next year i plan to visit again, but flying completely!
if you really want to know more about my trip visit my tumblr blog. it’s all there! :) really!
THANKS everyone for the well wishes and prayers, and a huge thanks to all the guest bloggers who kept my blog afloat during the month of july! really enjoyed reading and sharing what you all had to say.