Friday, February 29, 2008

We made it...


Hi,
We made it safely to our new home away from home in Cuernavaca. Our flight from SFO left ten minutes early, was only about 75% full, lasted about 4 hours 20 minutes, and was very quiet. Most people slept even though it was the middle of the day. There was some kind of celebrity on board, too. The reason I'm saying that is because when we got off the plane to go through customs, he was hounded by some of the workers working in one of the airport kiosks. They asked to have their pictures taken with him. It's funny 'cause he really did have that "celebrity look" and the chick he was with was, of course, gorgeous. So, thankfully our bags appeared and we found the driver who took us through the heart of Mexico City during horrific rush hour traffic. That city is huge! By the time we got to Cuernavaca it was dark, but he found the address we're staying at. Our new casa is spacious and a bit quirky! Very Mexican to say the least! The common areas are very pretty, and it's very peaceful out by the pool. There are loads of birds constantly singing away. The weather is warm but cools down in the evening. We went to the school today to see how far away it is. OMG! It's like a setting out of architectural digest! The gardens are spectacular and the buildings are so colorful. There were tons of students mingling, so I think it will be a great place to study or at least spend five hours a day for the next six weeks. Within about 7 minutes walking from our casa, there is a convenience store, a burger joint, a bank, and a nice family restaurant. I figure that I won't be doing much cooking, so we're trying out different places that we may want to frequent on a daily basis. The prices are much lower than Japan although not as cheap as they were years ago when I was here. Taxis are cheap. Cuernavaca is definitely an interesting city. It's built on about 8 ravines so the whole city is hilly and the streets curve every which way. We'll probably go to the city center on Sunday to check it out. Well, here are a few photos...

The greater LA basin...


The gardens here are full of flowering plants and trees...


Little alley way...

The swimming pool...

There's lots of tile work all around this place...

2 comments:

Hisako said...

The school sounds like a wonderful place to spend 5 hours/day for 6 weeks. The shaded area by the swimming pool of your casa looks inviting to both people and birds like a paradise.

Sabine Larsen said...

I am glad you guys made it safe to Cuernavaca. What a paradise.