Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mexico Update 1

We made it to Mexico City! It is taking a while to adjust to the new altitude and environment. The past couple of days we have been practicing our presentations, enjoying REAL Mexican food (yes, I said enjoying) and we even managed to slip in a little site seeing :)

I have taken a good bit of video and my siblings are taking lots of pictures. Unfortunately they haven't had time to get any pictures on the computer, so I will have to post pictures later.

REAL Mexican food has included cow tongue cooked with green tomatoes and green olives (tasted really good) ....we had mushrooms (which I don't generally like) but they were cooked in something that turned out good! :P In the mornings we've had cereal and yogurt and normal American food. This morning they fixed a breakfast tamale made from fresh corn and sugar, we all liked them (I think everyone did) Their way of making sandwiches are called Tortas and are very similar to a Subway sandwich, we usually have those for lunch.

I know I've spent most of my time talking about food, but its hard to describe anything else...I'll pictures later. The traffic is pretty crazy but I find it rather fun ;) There aren't a lot of bugs here (beside mosquitoes) and its a good thing because the houses don't seem to be quite open, such as cracks under doors. The houses don't seem to be very sealed, they have more of an open air feeling than our houses back home. The plants and flowers here are really pretty. Oh, and we've had fun trying to translate signs and really just anything that is written in Spanish. It's also been fun to listen to people and see if we can understand what they are saying - we are getting better. :D

Overall it's going well, we are now headed to Pachuca for 4 days where we will begin going to schools and doing our presentations.

Keep praying for us!
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1 comment:

Danielle said...

Wow! I didn't think you'd be updating! I can NOT believe you tried the cow tongue! :o It's good though, isn't it! ;) Did everyone in your family enjoy it? :)

Have you had any huevos rancheros for breakfast or chorizo? Seems like that was a typical breakfast served in Mexico. Well, glad you all are doing well and learning some Spanish!

Oh and I can't imagine you would LIKE the driving down there...Mucho Loco!