June 2010 Archives

Week Two

Well into week two of the internship is going great. I finished on friday with a nice easy day and was done by noon and back at the house about 1. Saturday I hung out with a friend from school and we went to the Mercado, where I bought rubber boots for work, and a hammock to relax in. We went to Los Arcos where James got eggs, and i a pop. It was a really nice relaxing day. We went to Las Gallerias. This place is like a huge mall, with a movie theater on top. We hung out originally wanting to go to Robin Hood, but realizing that that one was not in anymore we went to A Team. While we were waiting we went and looked in some of the stores and around the building. We decided to eat Comida, lunch, at a restaurant Italliannas. It was very good, but expensive and exquisite for mexico. My total came to about 180 pesos, about 15 dollars. I had a chicken pasta that was very good and was a lot of food. I also got a nice glass of vinotinto, red wine. The movie was very good also the movie theater is nicer than the I-max theaters in the states. Afterwards James returned to his house by walking as his house is very close, and I took a taxi for 50 pesos all the way back. Normally to get to work I take 2 buses which costs me 11 pesos one way and takes about an hour, but it is very cheap versus always using taxis. Sunday was another relaxing day where I was trying to recuperate from the early work week. So i watched movies with Spanish subtitles.

Monday I worked from 8-10:30, preforming the basic cleanings that was needed for the day. I left at about 7 am in order to get there on time. Today, Tuesday, I went to work like normal using my new rubber boots, but once it was 9 am we went down to watch the Mexico-Uruguay futbol game. Unfortunately Mexico lost 1-0. After the game we finished up cleaning at about 11-11:30 and we prepared the food for the animals. I cut up papaya, mango, and tomato for the parrots. After distributing the food to the birds, we fixed a bad drain that clogged up the water that in turn allowed for the turtles to escape into areas we did not want them in. When we had most of the turtles back in the correct area we fed them food. Then I went and fed the two crocodiles They have one male and one female. The female eats once a month, while the male eats every week. I was able to feed the male after the female was given  her food and swallowed. After we finished feeding them I returned to the house after auto bus 8 and 6. I got back about 2:45 about 2 hours later than normal.

For my question of the blog for you I ask: Are sports real or fake. . . and why? Which ones are real or fake?

Here are the pictures for the past days: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=13046551&l=7ca6cd90ef&id=774575467

First Day at the Temporary Internship

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Today I started working at a Zoo-like place where I will be taking care of the animals until we can get a hold of Glen. There has been some slight mis-communication speaking with the manager of the Raptor Rehabilitation Project, as World Endeavors has not been able to get a hold of him for several weeks now. So in the meantime I am going to be spending my time at Jungle magica.  

Today I arrived there at 10:30 and we finished cleaning out the mono aranas (spider monkeys). After that I received a tour of the whole facilities and some behind the scenes. We then prepared the food for all the different animals that are there and then fed them. After the work was done I went back the casa. It took two buses and just under an hour or so. So tomorrow I am to be there  by 8 in the morning and will most likely work until 2 or so and take both my buses both ways.

I finished my last class on Monday when I took my final test. Other than that I was done with classes last Wednesday. I was required to take Spanish classes so that I would have a better grip on the language. So far it has really helped. On last Thursday morning I went with a group from school to Ixtapa. This place was a resort that we stayed at and relaxed until Sunday. I had a lot of fun there and it was nice to relax. The resort was all inclusive so food, room, drinks, and towels. Anything extra such as snorkeling, fishing, para-sailing, or buying anything else cost money. I personally went para-sailing on Friday and then fishing and snorkeling on Saturday. We left about 7 in the morning from the resort and then went fishing and caught Black-fin Tuna. There were five of us and we each caught a fish. Then when we all caught a fish we went and got snorkeling gear and went out. We swam for a while and then the captain of the boat prepared sushi for us. He made it with lemon, fish of course, onion, and a chili. It was really good. 

The Saturday before that, the 5th, I went to the Rio Las Estacas. This is a river that at one time had springs at the beginning. It has now become a public attraction and was very relaxing to just hand out there and not care about anything. I have two more things to include the first one is a question for you to ponder over and respond to. It is the following: What it nature/natural to you?

Here are some pictures that have been posted.

Daniel in Ciudad de Mexico and Teotihuacan.jpg

Daniel in Ciudad de Mexico and Teotihuacan

Daniel catching fish Ixtapa.jpg

Daniel catching fish IxtapaDaniel Kuske' s trip to Mexico City with group from World Endevors.jpg

Group traveling to Mexico City

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