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Tamales slinging

Late start today    Tamales slinging. By 10:20 Bus is bringing. Student groups Are pretty swinging. To be fair My lemons winging. With some work The words are stringing. Bus ride home Ideas are springing. Then shopping trip With jewelry blinging. It’s not real ‘cuz I’m sure stringing. Prices good and Cash is king-ing. Time to […]

Using my five senses in Queretaro

Traveling has the advantage over video and books because one can use all five senses. I chose three examples of each, one that I will not duplicate when returning home. I see: The bright eyes of UTEQ students fixed on words from an octogenarian lady. Finely trimmed trees in cleanly swept parks. Tiled sidewalks with […]

Our Two Week Adventure Comes To An End

And now our two week adventure comes to an end. We have done what we set out to do—serve the students and teachers of UTEQ in Queretaro, Mexico, and we have done it with love, resourcefulness, commitment and creativity, thanks to a wonderful team of volunteers and our team leader, Pam. We accomplished our other […]

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo — or the fifth of May — commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with […]

Update on Safety in Mexico

In recent months, certain areas of Mexico have been subject to increased levels of violence leading the U.S. to issue travel warnings for a few states in the nation of Mexico. Our website currently states that the states where our service programs are located are not included in the travel warning – which is still […]

Learn about Queretaro!

QUERETARO, MEXICO: The glorious past – The dynamic present! Written by: Francoise, Global Volunteer Team Leader When I agreed to lead a team of volunteers to Queretaro, Mexico, I had already traveled extensively to more “exotic” sites south of our border, mostly in Central and South America, and I relied on memories of an earlier […]

Engage in a Colorful Culture! Viva Mexico!

day of the dead in mexico

There’s so much to enjoy in Querétaro, Mexico as a volunteer – not the least, the year-round holidays and celebrations. Nearly every month, you have a reason to celebrate. Get two for one! Help others and learn about a new culture.  Join a team this year, and share in the excitement of our partners and students. […]

A Farewell to the Volunteers from our Mexico Host

Farewell Global Volunteers! This is mainly just a thank you speech from us, teachers to you Global volunteers. We always appreciate what you do for our students, and believe me… they might not say it but they appreciate it too. I specially would like to mention a couple of things that make me feel personally […]

The Good Life in Queretaro – La Buena Vida

1. Plazas….large, small, pockets… families, dancing, fountains, music, balloons, and people watching 2 Shopping…treasures found behind doors in beautiful courtyards, kiosks on Liberdad, shops on Cinco de Mayo – and don’t forget the opals 3. Restaurants…cafes…bakeries – Mexican, Italian, Continental – all individual and unique with terrific food 4. Weather – it’s March….warm sunny days […]

How Do I Love Queretaro, Let Me Count the Ways

I have been asked why I like to lead Global Volunteer teams to Queretaro. It is a very easy question for me to answer. I would like to borrow from Elizabeth Barrett Browning in her “Sonnets from the Portuguese” where she writes “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” I shall take […]