Wednesday, July 28, 2010


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Michoacan (Jose's hometown and family):



Tulum with the family:

Mexico City with the family:

Thanksgiving in Mexico:


Jose and Emma in Tulum:

Jose and Emma in Cancun:

Palenque (really pretty):


Saturday, July 3, 2010

And It Starts....Now

Those big changes that I've been wanting, dreading, fearing, and dreaming of have finally come. I'm going back to California tomorrow to start school and leaving Jose, the dogs, Coyoacan, and our Mexican life behind (but only physically). I'm nervous and excited and have no idea what to expect. I'll just have to see how it goes, work hard, and stay determined. I'll take some study breaks to keep you posted. Maybe Jose will even write a post of his own, maybe?


Morelia, Michoacan

On our way back from Huetamo, Jose and I spent a night in Michoacan's historic capitol, Morelia. It is known as one of the most Spanish cities in Mexico. It is a nice city, but it seems that Mexico City has spoiled us and raised our standards too high. We stayed in a hotel right in the center filled with Colonial buildings, but as we walked down the streets and tried to admire the buildings, we kept coming back to "this is like a not-as-nice version of Mexico City's center". Even my well-traveled little sister loves Mexico City's center because apparently it is exactly like walking down a street in Europe. The Colonial section of Mexico City is only a small part of the city, and in Morelia it is almost the whole city, but the quality in Mexico City surpasses the quantity in Morelia.

We didn't see much of Morelia in one night, but it was great to have a mini vacation in a new city. We ate at a nice restaurant, feasted on way to much gelato, and enjoyed the chilly weather after four days of Huetamo's heat. As always, though, it was just as nice to get home.