Staycation here in Mérida

Posted April 18th, 2016 by Amanda in Merida, Mexico

Hola amigos! With the last few weeks of study abroad coming to an end a little quicker than I wish and my bank account silently yelling at me, the past two weekends we have had ourselves a little staycation here in Mérida to really enjoy our last little bit of free time here. I want…

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Island Life

Posted April 6th, 2016 by Amanda in Merida, Mexico

Hola amigos! This past weekend over the Easter break known as Semana Santa here in Mexico some of us traveled to the beautiful destination of Isla Mujeres. The island is 8 miles off the coast of Cancun and is only 4 miles long and about half a mile wide. To get to the island we…

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Public Transport of Mérida

Posted March 21st, 2016 by Amanda in Merida, Mexico

Hola amigos! Today I want to talk a little about the public transportation options here in Mérida. The first week being here and learning the ropes of the bus system I was amazed that anyone got where they needed to go and stuck wondering how in the world will I ever get around. Buses are…

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Where am I again?

Posted March 4th, 2016 by Amanda in Merida, Mexico

Hola Amigos! This past week we had a six day trip to the state of Chiapas where we made visits to Palenque and San Cristóbal. Chiapas is a much different area compared to the rest of Mexico. It is farther south and west than the Yucatán yet much higher in altitude, so temperatures dropped considerably…

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Weekends in Tulum

Posted February 25th, 2016 by Amanda in Merida, Mexico

Hola from Mérida! This past weekend we had our first free weekend without any excursions planned so of course we planned our own! Three other students and I planned a trip to Tulum which is a small town in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán peninsula. The area…

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Bienvenidos a México!

Posted February 22nd, 2016 by Amanda in Merida, Mexico

Hola amigos! Three weeks into the Merida program and there’s so much to talk about it! We’ve already traveled to Celestún, Uxmal, and most recently Ek Balam and Tinum this last weekend. Classes and internships have kept us all busy as well during the week. I’d like to give a little summary of the sites so…

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A Birthday Bash

Posted February 23rd, 2015 by Molly in Merida, Mexico

Welcome back! Let me just share a little bit about my latest adventure. Feb. 19 I celebrated my 21st birthday here in Mexico! They definitely know how to make you feel celebrated down here. At lunch time, our house staff came out dressed in clown-like costumes, singing a birthday song to me with a delicious…

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New Adventures and New Friends

Posted February 11th, 2015 by Molly in Merida, Mexico

Hola amigos! Let me tell you, everyday is a new adventure here. So let me catch you up a little bit by telling you about a trip a group of us Central students took with an outside group called Integrete. Integrete is a group lead by a few college students who work to bring together…

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Viva la Vida

Posted February 2nd, 2015 by Molly in Merida, Mexico

Well, I am a little late posting about this, but better late than never I suppose. Last weekend we traveled to a couple of really beautiful places. On Friday, we traveled to Celestun where we took a little boat ride to see flamingos! It was a beautiful day and we were able to see so…

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Making Mexico Home

Posted February 2nd, 2015 by Molly in Merida, Mexico

Hola amigos! I am super excited to be writing a blog from Mexico! Hopefully I can keep those of you who are interested up to date on the latest happenings here. First things first though, let me tell you a little about myself and my travels down here. My name is Molly Hale and I…

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