“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.
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.
It happened in Ireland. It happened in Spain. It happened in Mexico. Leaving behind everything that makes you feel safe and comfortable, pushing your boundaries across the world, and experiencing both culture shock and reverse culture shock…Those are all things … Continue reading Globetrotter Anxiety: what you don’t see on Instagram
It is good to breathe fresh air. Crisp and just a bit cool. The air I breathed in while staring at the horizon on a cliff in Inishmore (one of the Aran islands in Ireland: The thrill of getting close … Continue reading My Backpack
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.
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