Well, I am living abroad...yet again. After Singapore, Spain, Turkey, Korea the Netherlands (and returning to Spain for a Masters) I've unpacked my backpack a little closer to home in Mexico. I live in Culiacan where I am trying my hand at teaching English to University and high school students. Below you'll find random updates as I go to festivals, explore my city or just feel like sharing a random story.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Brussels with Lauren

The first week Lauren arrived I had her on a train to Brussels where we connected in Ghent to meet up with Veronique. She made yummy pasts Lauren slept and Veronique and I went to a few bars.

The next way we meandered around Ghent found a great place to have a BIG soup and an apple for under 5 euros! We also found some great postcards and basically just soaked up the cuteness of Ghent.

From there we were on a train to Belgium where we met up with a host who had TONS of beer:

We also got a chance

Got a tour of the city including the manekin pis:

YAY for French Fries!!

And of course, porn and chocolate

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rubix Cube Party

So...life is crazy. The stupid class (CELTA is a great course going well I am learning a lot, but it is SUPER time intensive!) takes up ALL my time.

But not this weekend! No! I headed to Koln to meet up with some surfers in Germany :)

This is my host:

This is the BEAUTIFUL K├Âlner Dom Really really pretty cathedral according to UNESCO it is an "exceptional work of human creative genius" and visited by over 20 thousand people in a day. It was started in 1248 and took until 1880 to finish (though there were some breaks) It was the was the tallest structure in the world (for four years)....but that was a while ago and that is not now, still awesome to look at though.

Then onto a bar for a quick drink before the party

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Back to Korea (pizza)

Before I left Korea Patrick came over one night and we ordered pizza:

The funness that ensued!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Where I am

My room is still being built.

So Cleo has moved into the girls room:

And I have stolen (ok...borrowed) her room

So, I have officially been living in Maarssen for a week. And it really is a great town. I live on the river Vecht. It used to be similar to the Hamptons. The place away from the city where anyone who was anyone would have a second home.

It is a smaller town, though larger than a thought. The kids schools are less than 5 minutes away by walking. There is a bakery, a fish shop, several smaller restaurants and a few stores so it isn't like the Camino where I would be in cities with one bar and that was it.