Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mallory Came to Visit!

I was so fortunate to have my best friend and sister come hang out with me for a week! She just finished her spring semester at UF and came down for a break. We started out fast, leaving early the morning after her arrival for San Miguel de Allende... a huge ex-pat colonial city. It was beautiful and artsy, but I was a little turned-off by the number of foreigners.
We spent about a day in all (we left early, not staying the second night as we had planned). We explored a local art university, drank coffee overlooking the plaza, and spent a morning at the hot springs.
While in Guadalajara, I tried to show Mallory the sights--some of them Mexican, others not (like the Indian restaurant).
We were invited to dinner at the house of the Cardenas family, the family of my student, Zuriel (the one responsible for the Pandas Praying Club). She made delicious Pozole (a soup with hominy) and taquitos. After discovering that Mallory's name in high school Spanish class was Chela they whipped out, and gave her, a mug engraved with that name (who knows why they had it..?).

The Cardenas Family!! I love them so much.

Mallory shopping in the Artisan Market.

The cathedral in San Miguel. It's pink color is the natural color of the sandstone in the area.

Cross-cultured bus ride. :)


  1. I am so happy you and mal had such a good time! The photos look fabulous. I miss you mucho. Talk to you soon!

  2. hey girl! sooo thrilled that mal got to see you! can't wait for maddie to come here to uganda! i hope you guys had alot of fun chillin as sisters and friends. love you and keep up the good work beautiful, jena