Thursday, October 11, 2012

A visit to Cuernavaca

Last weekend Edson and I went to Cuernavaca to visit Cindy, a friend from Elon, and her husband Carlos.

They got married at the end of December in a beautiful ceremony in Cuernavaca. It was fun mix of languages, cultures and traditions, with some Baltic music thrown in that got everyone dancing (especially after the toast with Mexico's famous tequila).

Elon alumni + Carlos 

centerpieces: talavera, tequila, Mexico guide book

with the bride

Carlos getting thrown in the air

Cindy works with Casa Hoy, which is described on their web-site as "a socially-responsible enterprise based in Cuernavaca, Mexico, that provides bed & breakfast, cultural immersion, and community-based activities to domestic and international volunteers and visitors." They've now partnered with the international volunteer agency IVHQ, which operates in 18 countries and helps volunteers connect with local organizations and programs. Volunteers can come for as little as a week or as long as 6 months and focus on either teaching, computer training, environment, or childcare. For more information, check out Casa Hoy's website:

Saturday night we went out with a group of the Casa Hoy volunteers. 

reunited with Cindy

Casa Hoy volunteers
*photo borrowed from a volunteer, you can read
about her adventures here

Edson's tequila bandera: lime juice, tequila and sangrita to make the green, white and red of the Mexican flag 

Sunday we strolled around downtown and got some lunch before heading back to the DF. 

Cindy and I in front of the Palacio de Cortés

with Edson and my newfound friend

You can read/see more from my previous visits to Cuernavaca here and here.

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