Sorry I haven't been blogging much! The project is going really well, we've had a bunch of interviews and have several more lined up. Fieldwork is really fun but really hard. There are a lot of politics in the area we're working that we didn't know about, but which may wind up making my thesis. They're really interesting, but it means that there are very few people willing to talk to us that don't have their own agenda in doing so.
Thus far, the most difficult part of fieldwork has proven to be pretending to like people we really...don't. While most of the people we've met and talked to are awesome and we love them dearly, there are definitely some people we have to fake positive feelings for. We've also been stood up at interviews and been cockblocked by people who don't want us talking to other people, but for every tough experience, we have an amazing one. So basically, we go from emotional high to emotional low in the space of half an hour.
On the whole though, this has been a ridiculously positive experience. We've been in the same hostel for three weeks and are good friends with the staff, as well as numerous groups that have passed through the hostel. And even though we're basically learning fieldwork on the fly, we're pretty stoked with the success we've had thus far.
Don't worry, we haven't forgotten to have fun! We went to Teotihuacan the other day, so YAY. Have a lot of pictures of us climbing shit.
We also checked out the Frida Kahlo museum, which I would highly recommend.
Up next, we're hiking the volcano. YAY!
That's all I got for the moment. Adios, amigos!