By Alisa W., guest blogger studying Spanish in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
After spending four days here in Playa, I have become comfortable in mi casa, and in the town. I have met many, many people from many different places including Japan, Canada, Holland, Germany, Brazil, and even Australia. Last night mi y mi amigos attended the Cafe Social that the school puts on each Wednesday night. It was hosted by La Azotea on 5th avenue and was on the rooftop. It was a beautiful view, and allowed everyone a chance to relax and have fun together outside of school. I am still working hard on my spanish, and I am learning a lot each day. However, it does require a lot of patience.
Some of my new friends and I have tried out some of the different restaurants around, and they are (for the most part) very inexpensive, and delicious. Mexicanas are very helpful, and friendly. I couldn't find my way somewhere and one local stopped what he was doing to show me where to go, even going so far as to walk me to the location I was trying to reach. The beach is very beautiful, and I have been spending the afternoon there when there are no activities planned. Sunscreen is essential!
This weekend the school has arranged a trip to Chichen Itza, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is an all day event and there is a tour of the ruins. Hopefully, it will provide many good pictures! The school is quite nice, and each morning I enjoy a nice walk to school with the other students living in my household. I do enjoy this walk right now, but I may change my mind before this trip is over with! If I do, I can also take a taxi to school for about 15 pesos ($1.50 US) so I definitely won't break the bank if I decide to change my method of transportation. Our classes are outside in small rooms that are covered. There is a couple of fans in each room, and although it doesn't compare to the air conditioned everything of America, they are definitely bearable, and I find that all but a few of us have begun to acclimate to the heat in Playa del Carmen.
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