I was eager to write today because I find myself in an outstanding emotional state. I had originally hoped to keep myself blogging regularly over the holiday season because I went on so many fun travel days planned during my … Continue reading Getting Out of My 2018 Funk Without Hopping Countries
“I hope the exit is joyful, and I hope never to return.” – Frida Kahlo Day of the Dead is one of the most well-known aspects of Mexican culture. I believe this was made even more mainstream after the James … Continue reading Day of the Dead
The thing to remember is that not every day is easy and not every day is hard. There are grays and there are opposites. There are all kinds of days. As a couple living abroad, we not only have to … Continue reading This is for the expat couple, struggling.
Living here has its beautiful perks. I wake up to the sound of birds chirping. It’s a Thursday, my day off. After indulging in over one hour of reading my favorite book, WILD by Cheryl Strayed, I hop out of … Continue reading This is home, for now.
Normally, I support local businesses by avoiding coming to big chain places, but today is not such day. Today I really want to feel a taste of American capitalism and come to Starbucks for a Pumpkin Latte. Pumpkin flavored food … Continue reading Let’s talk about money.
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred DeVito I can’t help but feel that everything in life has to be done with a sense of joy, even the tedious things. I’ve got to have a sense … Continue reading An Ordinary Day In Mexico City
The migration office has its own place in hell. Open that bottle of red now to kickstart this conversation. Because nobody I know enjoys migration errands. Getting a work visa can truly discourage a person in their journey to live … Continue reading WORK IN MEXICO! But first…Migration.
“Where are the burritos at?” I asked. Mexican dishes turned out to look and taste completely different from those Mexican fast-food places I had tried in the United States and Spain. I’ve been living here for 9 months and have now become familiar with the many ways Mexicans use the same ingredients to create different things. What I find habitual in the cuisine are corn tortillas (though they have other kinds like nopal tortilla – which is cactus! and white flour tortilla), frijoles (black beans, mostly in a puree or saucy form), cream, cheese, some type of meat, and … Continue reading Mexico City: 10 Street Foods
I have been meaning to tell you what it’s been like to move from Europe to the Americas this summer. I moved to Spain on my own (#throwback #2015), and had the most exhilarating two years of my life travelling around Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic. Madrid became a place I still think of as my home. Barcelona became my favorite weekend-getaway excuse. I acquired a particular taste for strong coffee in tiny cups, and a love for oversized scarves. Though I hate the notion that I left Europe because I fell in love with a European who … Continue reading Leaving Europe and Three Earthquakes: a look into the first few months in Mexico
I looked at the piñatas on the ceiling while the lady stamped my passport. Recently, airplanes make me nervous instead of excited. I was thrilled the 12 hour flight from Madrid to Mexico City was the smoothest I’ve ever had. There was not a single moment of turbulence the entire time. We only wore seatbelts for take-off and landing. I kid you not. I was eager to see him already, but when the doors opened, he was not there. It was pandemonium. We got confused with the gate, but after 45 min. searching for each other … Continue reading Mexico City: my pros and cons