It’s been a while since I’ve posted pics of what I’ve been up to, mostly because as soon as my family left on Christmas, I’ve been a little down in the dumps. That combined with culture shock and some other things, January hasn’t been the best month. I know this stage of moving to a new country is perfectly normal (thanks ICS classes!), and I also know that fortunately, it doesn’t last forever.
In the meantime, I still have a lot to be thankful for. Here’s some of it:
Pizza from Sam’s Club
Discada at my friend Luis’ birthday party (Discada is made by throwing practically every meat that’s ever existed into a big pot, adding tomatoes and cilantro, and letting it cook for a while)
Mexicans really, really love their potato chips.
Carlos is a really good boyfriend, but he’s not the kind that spoils you with flowers and other things. So when he surprised me at work on our anniversary with flowers and churros, I was really really surprised and happy.
Happy Birthday Rosy!
See the snow on the top of the mountain? The end of Dec./early Jan. was FREEZING!
Dia de los Reyes (Jan. 6) celebration in the main Saltillo plaza
2014’s looking like it will be another year for chilaquiles.
I joined a gym! It’s ladies only and has been good for every aspect of my health.
Celebrating Monica’s birthday at Dublin
That sky. Taken from my backyard.
Eli! She’s been a really good friend to me here
I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to differentiate between chamoy and tamarindo-this is an apple covered in one of them.
In December, I went with Carlos and our friend Chilo to a Christmas party at a poor community about 1.5 hours from Saltillo. You literally had to drive on horribly bumpy dirt roads for 45 minutes to get to this tiny village. The first boy that I saw when I got out of the car was wearing a sweatshirt-from BIOLA. I think my mouth literally dropped, and that he thought I was creepy because I kept asking him where he got the sweatshirt and telling him I went to college there and asking if I could take a picture with him.