No I haven’t missed the heat- and after spending a weekend in Veracruz, I’ve made up my mind that Atlixco has the best climate I could wish for. And the heat started on the first 5 hour bus ride…
Friday I spent the day with Giulia and Isadora before driving to Puebla and being dropped off at the MegaBus station with around 25 other Inbounds from the state of Puebla. I don’t mind traveling by car in the slightest but my excitement dimmed when after the first 40 minutes or so the fans were still blowing room temperature air- and there weren’t any windows. Nevertheless everyone was in good spirits and the Brazilians brought the party as we headed down to Veracruz, VER, México, and soon the sweaty bus ride was over.
In Veracruz we stayed with Rotary families and my exchange sister for the weekend was Sofie from Finland! Which brings me to the best part about the weekend-- having the opportunity to meet and talk with people from all over the world (and yes others from the USA). Which is something that exchange is meant to do-- bringing together people from all over the world.
Veracruz itself was a beautiful city with a palm tree lined boardwalk and all. We walked some within the downtown, had a welcoming party, got some amazing coffee and of course went to the beach for an afternoon.
A shorter post because tonight I get to parade in the Cabalgata- a celebration for the Méxican Independence Day. More photos and stories to come!
What was left out...
Watching everyone speak different languages
(although the majority knew English)
Sunburn (I forgot to reapply sunscreen)
Hello, I’m Isabel Hogg, a Rotary Foreign Exchange Student for the 2018-2019 school year. Story 18 is a documentation of my year living in Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico.
Youth Exchange “Slang”
Outbound: A person departing a country, similar to emigrant
“I am an outbound from District 5970”
Inbound: A person coming to a country, similar to immigrant
“I am an inbound to District 4185”
District: Divisions of countries/states that organizes Rotary clubs across the world
Rotex: An Exchange student who has already completed their exchange term
RYE: Rotary Youth Exchange