Well, here I am in Mexico. As I write this it is Christmas Eve evening. Most of today I have been meditating & doing Hatha Yoga. But I also went swimming & sat on the beach in the sun for a while!
So, to catch up on the last three weeks since I left Turkey, here are some pictures for you. The first one is a couple of weeks before I left, taken at my apartment (well, the one I rented) in Turgutreis, with a few good friends.
I arrived in Mexico City on the 3rd of December & spent a few days there with Geoff & Maribel, preparing a few things for the Yoga school
. I didn't take many pictures, but here is one of them
This is a monument built to commemorate Mexico's independence from Spain in 1910.
From Mexico City I moved on to Oaxaca City. I stayed with a couple of couchsurfers
, Krystl and Amy who are living in Oaxaca. Here is Krystl serenading me on my first night :-)
Krystl in Oaxaca
The next day I started Spanish lessons at Solexico
, a school in Oaxaca. I found the school and teachers to be very professional, so if you fancy learning Spanish where it is spoken, this would be a great place to come. If you do, why not come & learn some yoga
too :-). After class I took a walk around Oaxaca & took a few pictures including some of the street art / graffiti.
Oaxaca street art
The next two pictures are actually one. The first is the left, the second the right half. The object being thrown is a petrol bomb!
Whilst walking to school one day I walked past a wedding parade.
Oaxaca Wedding Parade
Oaxaca wedding dancing
Friday was my last day at Spanish school so I took a couple of pictures of my classmates & teachers.
Learning Spanish in Oaxaca
From left to right - Andreas from Germany, Me, Miguel (one of my teachers) and Christian from Switzerland.
Me & my favourite teacher Arianna
Arianna is also learning to be a Yoga Teacher, but I gave her a couple of lessons :-)
My last picture in Oaxaca is of a Christmas party for children held at an organisation called Oaxaca Street Children - Grassroots
. They are doing a great job helping out mainly with health & education issues with the poverty stricken kids in Oaxaca state. Please visit their website & make a donation if you are able.
Oaxaca street kids Christmas Party
On Saturday, I finally arrived at the Yoga school in Mazunte
. You will see lots of pictures in the next couple of months, but here are a couple to be getting on with.
A view of the beach taken from the Yoga hall.
And finally, a picture I took on the beach today:
One last thing - I also make some mini-blog posts on the Weblog Page on this site
, so don't forget to check it out so you don't miss some more great pictures etc.
Have a great ChristmasPete