Saturday, June 6, 2015
Hello Everybody I am Mark Asmussen and am from Omaha, Nebraska in the USA. I recently finished a 6 month trip through Colombia, Ecuador, and Perú; where I fell in love the local culture, the local people, the wonders of being in a new land, and also the Spanish Language. Before my trip to South America, I worked for Union Pacific Railroad as a Buyer and went to school for a finance degree at Loyola University New Orleans. I am looking forward to teaching English in Calakmul for 2 months, and can't wait to learn from everyone I meet, and get to share the love of learning another language with others. Looking forward to keeping everyone posted on this journey.
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I have been blown away from the friendliness I have received here in Mexico. From being invited to a local wedding to sharing a meal with a complete stranger, hospitality and friendliness is a gift that is so precious, and something that usually can only be paid forward. Friendliness no matter how small can turn a bad day into a good day, and a good day into a great day. Some of the friendliness I have received here have been.
1. Numerous shared meals with others with some of the most delicious food you can imagine
2. Plenty of shared beers and the great times that accompany them
3. Gifts of candy and honey(The yucatan produces the world's best honey)
4. A free zipline experience
5. So much more
With all this friendliness I have so much to pay forward. I will have to keep my eyes open for those times when I can make someone else's life a little bit better.