End of week 1 in Playa

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My first week of class flew by! I’ve taught 3 times now, and as a whole, I’m doing fine. Yesterday when I taught, my peers said I looked relaxed. Emily, relaxed while she’s public speaking? That has got to be a first!

When I got back to my room last night about 6, I was absolutely exhausted: from the heat, from walking, from thinking, from talking. I still summoned up the strength to find a taco restaurant for dinner as my treat to finishing the week, and ordered a gringa and michelada.

This morning I got up and walked about 20 minutes to a beach I had heard about on the North side of town. It was so nice to finally go swimming! After lunch and a trip to wal-mart for more groceries, I went swimming again, at the main beach in town. I promised myself that unless it’s pouring rain, I will go to the beach at least once a day. I have to make the most of it these next 3 weeks!

 

Here are some pictures from the past few days:

Beach

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Food-most of this was made by the cook at my school, Yvonne. She’s amazing!

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Probably my favorite part about staying at the residence

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My classroom

 

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One of the main plazas in Playa has this huge pole, and today there were 5 guys sitting at the top, playing instruments, in matching costumes. ???

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Around Playa

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