Welcome to the Merida 2015 blog, guardians and friends! We have all survived our first week together in Mérida and have lots to share with you!
|In the Houston airport, about to embark upon our journey to the Yucatan!|
|Here we are upon arrival to the school where the students will have classes and choir, dance or theater practice daily.|
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A an exciting moment where some students meet their host families for the first time!
|Tuesday we had orientation to go over program expectations and check in on how everyone had been settling into life in the Yucatan!|
|Friday: Quick pic of everyone before heading on the bus tour of Merida!|
|The French braid experts are in high demand...most likely very soon by Profesora Carly also!!! :)|
|Hola from the tour bus!!|
|Monumento de la Patria|
|After the tour brought us back to Santa Lucía Park, there were some cravings....here we are waiting for ice cream inside.....Dairy Queen!|
|Nothing like DQ to fight the HEAT ( and man, it is HOT here in Mérida!)|
|Everybody on their way home for lunch and maybe, a siesta??|
The main square
|The victorious group with their prizes!|
Saturday we had our first activity outside of Mérida: THE BEACH! Yep, we all headed to Progreso beach which is in the town of Progreso just about an hour away from Mérida.
|Excited to be heading to the beach..well...|
|Ok there we go, a bit more excited now!|
|Excited but sleepy too..a few are still recovering from the long day upon arrival, but mostly the sleepiness is from the heat we are sure!|
|Let's get in the water already and stop having to pose for another "Foto!?" :)|
|Loving it in the PERFECT water! Great day for the playa!|
|Lounging now...sun comes and goes but enough sun to get some of us tan, but, well, more of us burned, but just a tad!|
|A comer! Let's eat! It's hard to go back to real life after a day like this!|
|Students had time to explore the beach town to buy souvenirs, some bought key chains and necklaces, while others bought Fedoras!|
|Some pics of the profs so the students don't forget about us! :)|
|Arriving back to Mérida, maybe still wishing we were at the beach! But happy to be back to our home away from home!|
As much fun as we all had at the beach, many more exciting excursions await! Sunday many students visited Mérida en Domingo with their host families which consists of a huge market exhibiting an array items and really is a wonderful cultural experience. Students also were able to just relax at home with their families and do homework we are sure! :)...to prepare for this upcoming school week.
We are all very happy with how the first week went here in Mérida, everyone seems to be getting settled into their home, finding their way around the city and getting used to classes and schedules, but there is so much more to come. Thanks for hanging out with us here on the blog and we'll see you next weekend! Adios ( for now! :))