San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato

This past weekend, I traveled to San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato. Only a five hour bus ride, I met up with my friend who is staying in Morelia. San Miguel is beautiful. It is a very small town, filled with tourists and flowers. We spent one day and night in San Miguel, enjoying the intricate churches and delicious food. If you have ever seen the movie ‘The Tenth Kingdom,’ this town resembles much of the romantic town that the main characters visited. At night, we listened to a live mariachi band play in the garden until well past midnight. At 8am the next morning, we rode the bus to Guanajuato, which is famous for its colorful houses and the street called Callejon de Beso. I finally felt that I had visited the heart of Mexico. Many residents dressed in traditional Mexican clothing and the streets were filled with tiny shops.

This weekend, my boss returned from her trip to Seattle. I am back to being a normal intern again, no longer in charge of the international trade department. What is different, however, is that I established some relationships with clients while she was gone. Now, sometimes when they call, they ask to speak with me. Next Monday, I will be hosting the meeting with the company in Texas and helping them open their office here in Guadalajara. The most exciting part is that I have been the point person through this entire project and I hope to see it through to success.

Yesterday I played soccer with the Amcham team. Funny story is that nobody believed that I would play with all guys. And I did, and scored a goal. My team ended up winning the game.