Sometimes there are things that just strike you as odd when you live in another country. A lot of times its social norms or ideologies. But most recently it was something much simpler.
BOOKS. Yeah, books.
I have had a few of my students talk to me about books.
Now, with my cultural background from the US, this struck me as very odd. I was like, what’s up with books, you can get them everywhere and they’re dirt cheap. Well, that’s simply not the case here in Mexico.
It started with a student asking me to bring books back from the States when I go home for Christmas. I thought it odd, since I thought books were ubiquitous. But not so, here.
More explanation from several students reveals that not only are books expensive here, but also somewhat of a rare commodity. The books here…
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