A Weekend Exploring the Sierra Gorda

There were a few places I had to check off my list before leaving Mexico and one of them that was accessible and inexpensive was the Sierra Gorda. Part of the Sierra Gorda is in the state of Queretaro, and although it takes some time to drive through it and visit places, it is well worth the …

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Puerto Escondido

After Christmas there seems to be a lot more holidays and long weekends. After Semana Santa you have only a short few weeks and then another long weekend. Myself and a friend decided we wanted to go to the beach, somewhere inexpensive and relaxing. We didn't want to go back to Puerta Vallarta, so we …

Semana Santa – Week 2

For the second week of Semana Santa, I was lucky enough to go stay with my aunt and uncle and a few of their friends in Puerta Vallarta. We visited many fun beaches, I checked off an item on my bucket list (The Hidden Beach), saw many dolphins and whales, and ate delicious food!

Semana Santa

In Mexico, the time you have off during Easter break is called Semana Santa. We had two weeks off and I took full advantage! My aunt and uncle from South Africa visited me for a few days before heading off to Puerta Vallarta. During there short stay my mom came for a few over-lapping days and we were all able to …

Dinner in Tequisquiapan

On Friday afternoon, a guy I have been seeing suggested we head to Tequisquiapan for dinner and a walk around the small downtown. At first I thought he was kidding because its about 45min drive (depending how you drive) toward Mexico City from Queretaro. He wasn't kidding and I happily agreed. We stopped at Oxxo and …

Mercado La Cruz

Sorry I haven't written for a while. With starting school, being sick and exploring I barely have time! I figure my first blog back should be about groceries and why I love going to the market.   Mercado La Cruz is located in the centro (downtown) and is open 7 days a week. Times vary, …

¿Qué? … WiFi

Although the welcoming to JFK and our apartments have been beyond wonderful, the only thing they do not provide for your apartment is wifi. This can be confusing and complicated in a new country. Let me break it down for you. Wi-Fi, the hot topic of all international teachers. Some of you will be lucky …

So You Don’t Have It?

Querétaro is beautiful. It is lively and the people are incredibly friendly. The food is amazing, even if I cannot eat most of it I would be lying if I said I haven't tried it. Our first night we met up with a colleague and he took us to an amazing and cheap taco restaurant …

Mexico and Updates

It has been quiet some time since I last wrote about my life and dealings as a teacher in training. My kindergarten experience was great and I now believe I would teach the little ones over higher grades only because there is more content I would have to teach myself in the higher grades and …