Anyway back to me. A lot of you know I learned some Spanish in university or whatever, but did you know I attended two university programs in two different parts of Mexico? Once in Colima (where there is an active volcano!!) and once in Xalapa.
I have a few film photographs from the first trip, and I have a few crappy digital photos from the second. I only wish I had my drive for photography like I do now because I swear every day I saw a thousand interesting things but had no interest in recording them.
Thinking on it now, I am wondering if me blogging and me liking to take pictures are related, because I just started blogging "seriously" after I got back from Xalapa. Hm.
Anyway Caitlin has been sharing a few of her adventures during her time studying in Russia, and it has inspired me to share a couple highlights of my time in Xalapa, Mexico. And maybe the Colima pictures too, eventually. They're
So here are a few photos from my time in Xalapa, Mexico. Oh, and I had super long dreadlocks. Because who brushes their hair? Seriously.
Today I'm just going to share pictures from my 25th birthday. Three other Canadians and I all came together and figured out how to rent a huge two story condo, (quite an accomplishment in a foreign country if I do say so myself) so we were often the hosts of large parties on the weekends. This picture is symbolic because somehow they all started calling me the "black balloon" of the household. In a nice way? I kind of forget why.
There's even a short (drunk) video I took of a djembe player who ended up entertaining us for a bit. You can't see but there was another guy drumming on an empty water jug.
Look at this happy family ... and how bare my arms are!! Barely any tattoos at all. That's weird to see because back then I felt like I had SO MANY.