Iguana, Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive Resort Experience (Girls Trip!)

Bye husbands, hello Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive Resort So before school started up again in September, my mom and I left the husbands at home and took a girls-only trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! We got there on August 24th and returned on August 28th. We (by which I mean my mom… 😉 booked our vacation …

Boats on the chinampa of Xochimilco

Exploring a Mexican “Floating Garden”

Xochimilco – A Chinampa, or “Floating Garden” [Click on images to enlarge] I actually visited Xochimilco on Sunday after visiting Teotihuacan. I would’ve preferred to put up a post on Teotihuacan first, which I was in the process of doing, but my WordPress app crashed and I lost the entire post. So I’ll cover Xochimilco …

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Pan Dulce, and Cross-Fit: Life in Mexico

This post is kind of a catch-all showcasing some incredibly ornate churches, delicious food, and how we have been spending our free time away from skeletal analysis while in Mexico. [Click on images to enlarge] Pan dulce, yum! The above picture is of a shutdown sanitarium next to the pyramid of Cholula. It was decommissioned …

Pyramid of the Flowers at the archaeological site of Xochitécatl

XochitĂ©catl – Archaeological Excursion

XochitĂ©catl, Zona ArqueolĂłgica [Click on images to enlarge] My professor promised to arrange some excursions for us on our weekends, and this past Saturday we visited two nearby archaeological sites (sorry I know in my last post I said we were going to downtown Puebla, but plans changed). This post will focus on only one …

Host house in Cholula, Mexico

From Tucson, AZ to Cholula, Mexico: Field Work

This blog post details my travel from Tucson, Arizona (where I attended University of Arizona for undergraduate studies) to Cholula, Mexico with my anthropology advisor to gain field work experience. This was my first international travel experience, and hopefully the way I have written about it helps out any others in similar situations. [Any images …