Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Australia Day and Starting Classes
On Friday night I subjected everyone at a party to the taste of our national condiment. I can tell you, the reactions to vegemite were hilarious!
Even for mexicans with an advanced set of tastebuds, it was too much for them.
I also sang the national anthem while riding on the metro with some fellow students. I think I must be feeling more at home in this city, as singing in the street is certainly a sign of being comfortable for me!
I've also loaded some photos of Teotihuacan, such an amazing site that I visited with, marie (french student) and jessie (great american girl who lives with me - but we only speak spanish with each other which is good).
At its peak, from around 100-500AD, Teotihuacan was one of the biggest cities in the world. It is spooky and brilliant.
I started classes yesterday. I was pretty nervous, but then relived, as I understood the large majority of what was going on. The class atmosphere is so different here - you stick with the same class for the whole 5 yrs through uni, and there is a 'class boss' that does all the photocopying and is kinda like the president. It's very funny, kind of feels like highschool.
I am excited about my political science class: the professor is hilarious - yesterday in our introduction he said 'we are going to have lots of fun, as Mexico has plenty of political assholes to learn about'. He he!
Finally there is a first time for everything, eh? The other night I was at a salsa club, dancing away, and as I went to execute a big spin with my partner, we collided and my elbow hit his lip, which then started bleeding! How brutal.
I bought him a beer and gave him a piece of lime for his lip, we laughed and then kept dancing. Es la vida.
PHOTOS: Teotihuacan, and also a photo of Mari (my host mum) at La Merced, the most gigantic market I have ever been to. It was a very interesting trip, as all the vendors know 'Don Jesus and Dona Mari', as they come each week and buy up big for the restuarant.