Written on Sat, Aug 18
Wow, so much has happened during these past few weeks! My Culture and History of Mexico class took a weekend trip to Oaxaca, and it was absolutely amazing. We explored so many exciting places, but some my favorites were the archaeological sites of Monte Albán and San Pablo de Mitla, El Árbol del Tule, and the Santo Domingo Cultural Center.
During our spare time, my roommate and I would go to the Zocalo and walk around the marketplace where many items were being sold from clothing items to chapulines, which are fried grasshoppers. Our Oaxaca trip was one of my favorite weekends in Mexico. Later in the week, we visited the Museo Frida Kahlo in Coyoacán, which is where Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera lived and created their art.
I spent my final days in this amazing country visiting my favorite places for the last time: Coyoacán and Chapultepec. In Coyoacán, I enjoyed my favorite tacos al pastor at my favorite taqueria. I and a group of students visited the Castillo de Chapultepec this afternoon, and we had the most amazing view of the city at the very top. Finally, I enjoyed the company of the amazing local friends I’ve made here for the last time. I’m definitely going to miss hanging out and jamming with them.
In all, my experience studying in Mexico City this summer was absolutely amazing, and I wish I had more time to spend here, but I do miss my family a lot. I hope to return to this incredible city sometime in the future!