Adiós Merida

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On Saturday we arrived back in Erie after two flights and meeting up with the AZ Border and Navajo Nation ABSTs! Our group was sad to leave Merida (many tears were shed the last two days) but we are excited to share our love and appreciation of Mexico with many others. Merida has shown each […]

Final Day in Merida

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Day 7 We started our last full day in Mexico by making 30 eggs and enjoying all our fruits we bought: pineapple, papaya, watermelon, cantaloupe, mango, and apple. Then came our COVID testers, straight to la casa. We quickly learned the Mexico swab is very different from Gannon’s. Instead of swirling around in one nostril, […]

¡Hola from Tinúm y Uayma!

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Day 4 Today we started the day early with a two hour journey to the town of Tinum. We were heading to visit a cenote which is a type of underground lake where the limestone caved in exposing the water to the surface. Ik Kil (the cenote we visited) was absolutely beautiful and our group […]

Mérida: Mission of Friendship

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Day 3 Today we spent the day learning about the Mission of Friendship by touring, learning, and playing with the kids. The 5 programs the Mission of Friendship focus on include: access to education through the Nueva Vida after school program for girls, the daycare center, access to healthcare through the medical dispensary, community and […]

Downtown in Mérida

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Day 2 Today was our first full day in Mérida! Today was our “tourist” day and we spent the majority of it exploring downtown. Our group is enjoying the warm weather which is a big change from dragging our luggage through the snow yesterday. We attended a traditional Yucatán Catholic mass in the afternoon at […]

¡Bienvenidos a Mérida!

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Day 1 After a long day of traveling (about 11 hours!), we made it safely to Merida, Mexico! We were warmly welcomed at the airport by Pati and Jose who drove us back to the Mission and gave us a brief tour. We had dinner from the cocina economica (economic kitchen) which was a variety […]