Sunday, September 5, 2010

cuidad de mexico

Hola a todos! Welcome to the revival of my European travel blog, repurposed now for stories about Mexico living. I arrived three weeks ago to Mexico City and have been warmly welcomed by my co-workers, students and their families. I'm living in a sweet little hacienda-style apartment with exposed brick, arched doorways and a fireplace. It faces the garden that has fruit trees and cactus and a little street cat that is trying to adopt me. I'm up in the hills above the city, a very long distance from the city center. There is a market close by, with most of the things I need, but I am severely missing the short walks to coffee shops, vegetarian restaurants and parks that luxuriated my Seattle life.

Yesterday I bought a fresh-made guitar from an old man who had finished building it in the adjoining shop last week. It should be nice to have it around for the every evening thunderstorms. It has been funny (dumb) to be replacing so many of the things I left behind in my ultra-haste to leave Seattle... as a late-hire, I left my home and friends in Seattle, in what some would rightly call a frenzy, to arrive in Minnesota to travel to Illinois to celebrate a beautiful wedding to then arrive in Mexico and start work the next day. I had two days of workshops and two days to set up my classroom before the first day of school. But after that first day, I feel like I have been at this school forever, and have been a teacher for always.

More from me soon about students, mariachis, cultural blunders and other adventures...

5 comments:

crystamom said...

i can't wait to read more about your adventures in mexico! we love you so much mary! xoxo

Murphy Mattson said...

i can't believe you've already been there three weeks! can't wait to hear more.

seattle misses you. :)

um, and address please...

Murphy Mattson said...

just got your message with you address. thank you. ;) your msg made me laugh.

love you.

MikeKathy said...

Beautiful, Mary. As always.
love, Mom

Megan said...

I'm looking forward to your posts! Love you!
ps Max and Liam say, "Hola!"