Hola de Mexico!
I have now been living in Mexico for two and a half weeks,
three weeks three and a half weeks. Time keeps marching on, and the internet stubbornly refuses to cooperate. After the first week of glorious internet, the supply was cut off, thanks to a number of factors, including the one person able to fix the internet being out of town for a week, then that same person stuck on the other side of a collapsed bridge, and then the discovery that the cable bringing the glorious internet to the Spanish school from the main office was submerged and NOT waterproof. Thanks rainy season! As of right now, there is no end in sight to the internet drought, save for the occasional trip to the Pasteleria in Rio Grande (a 10 minute taxi ride away from Roca Blanca) where I can drink a moka and eat french fries and sometimes obtain internet. Like, right now.
So, to catch you up on the first crazy two and a half-ish weeks! I’ve become accustomed to school life again. Frankly, that wasn’t very difficult, because I like school and I only have four hours of language school a day. School, while it is the point of my time here in Mexico, has not been the crazy stuff. The crazy has been day after day of somewhat extraordinary happenings, including but not limited to:
- a 20 hours-long power outage (Week 2)
- lack of internet, which was partially caused by said power outage, but was perpetuated by only one person knowing how to fix it and that person being out of town, and now stuck on the other side of a collapsed bridge (Week 2, 3, onwards)
- a teacher’s strike keeping us from a taco trip (Week 2)
- three days of torrential rain from the cast-offs of a Pacific tropical storm and an Atlantic hurricane (Week 2)
- high water preventing us from going to Puerto to take friends to the airport (Week 2)
- Mexican Independence Day! Viva Mexico! (Week 3)
More things have happened since then, but nothing nearly as crazy as that second week here in Mexico. A brief overview of the first two weeks is all I’ve prepared so far for the blog, and I want to at least get a little bit of news out to my small but devoted readership.
Oh, also I’m learning Spanish. In the midst of all the chaos, class happens, power or no power. Learning a language is challenging, but entertaining. I’ve had more than a few days of somewhat mild panic, thinking that there’s no way I’ll ever be able to truly understand or speak Spanish. Ah, the joys of language and learning.
Someday, regular internet will return! (Or it won’t.) Until then or until forever, I will attempt to collect my thoughts and experiences to share once a week, or whenever I make it to Rio. Here’s hoping the internet makes a triumphant return soon!