Monday, June 17, 2013

First Week! Very Busy!

Our first week in Mérida was extremely busy. We (the instructors) are very proud of all of our students for the many things that they have accomplished this first week. On Wednesday, our students met for the first time their canto/música instructors.

On Thursday, we had a guest speaker that came to talk about the History of Mexico and of Mérida. The students learned, among other things, the role that the Yucatán Península, and in particular Mérida, played during the Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821) and the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920).

On Friday, we went on a bus tour around Mérida. The tour was at 10 a.m. We decided to meet at 9:00 a.m by the Cathedral located in downtown Mérida. It was a great morning for a group picture!

On Saturday, we went to the beach, in Progreso, almost an hour away from Mérida by bus. Our super-star Ian took a great picture of some of us getting ready to play soccer. We didn't have goals, so we had to improvise and made them with sticks, shells and coconuts that we found around the beach.

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