What a great idea! Years ago (1974? Ohmygod its been 30 years!) starting in Philadelphia my friend Bill and I wandered down to Mexico in his van. As a C- high school Spanish student, I was the "interpreter" of the expedition and 5 minutes after we crossed into Mexico from Laredo Bill made an illegal turn and the police stopped us. Uh oh. A couple of minutes later I had paid my first bribe (?No podemso pagar la propina
aqui?) and my fascination with Spanish and Mexico was born.
We continued on down to Cuernavaca (see, there was a point to the story) which is about an hour past Mexico City (a.k.a. "el DF/Distrito Federal") where we enrolled in one of the local language schools wherein pretty Mexican girls taught classes of 4 or less in the morning and in the afternoon we would go out and practice on the natives. What great fun!
I imagine Cuernavaca has grown in the 30 years since then, but it was a very pleasant small city at an altitude that gave it a very agreeable climate year round. About 4 hours futher south down a very winding road is Acapulco.
The DF, and DBMA Apprentice Mauricio of "Sistemas Integrados de Combate" is about an hour north of Cuernavaca. I was just with Mauricio for the second time a couple of weeks ago. He is doing good work getting DBMA off the ground in the DF and is working on developing a sparring/fighting group. I think you would add to your good times by checking him out.
Kalani es miembro del grupo de Dogzilla en Hawaii, buen peleador y amigo nuestro.