Hello, internet! Sorry that it’s taken me so long to update. Here are five more items I’ve learned during my 14 months in Mexique. #1: Never rely on the consistency of services like water, gas, electricity, or internet. I’ve experienced outages of all of these at one point or another, sometimes simultaneously. Once before a […]
Using the word “graffiti” would be pushing it a bit– most of these pictures are clearly of sanctioned street art. Enjoy!
Not knowing what I was getting into, I agree to visited the Panteón de Dolores in Mexico City with my mother-in-law, Cristina. I wasn’t aware that panteón translates not just to “pantheon” but also to “mausoleum.” Hence, we planned our afternoon visit to a massive park-like area full of mausoleums and vaults and tombs, as […]
#1: It is perfectly acceptable and very common for adults to eat popsicles in public, no matter the season. Paletas— both fruit- and dairy-based– are ubiquitous here. La Michoacana and Santa Clara are popular chains. D’s aunt and uncle own a successful paleta place in the state of Colima that the president visited recently. #2: […]
Masks. Vulgarity. Stretchers. Slapping. Crotch shots. Spandex. Fake seizures. My first experience with lucha libre (freestyle fighting/wrestling) took place at the Arena México when a friend of a friend was visiting from Seattle. It’s a great activity to get a taste of Mexican culture for not too much money. However, it’s also very violent– even […]
#1: EVERYTHING (except ground beef and certain desserts) is supposedly better with limón– what we would refer to as lime in the US, even though it’s technically different. It’s not that I beg to differ regarding the deliciousness of this little green fruit; I simply do not see the need for an overdose of lime juice […]
… I am now a (temporary) resident of Mexico! After months of silly paperwork, I finally got my resident card and a CURP, which is an important ID number here, similar to the SSN in the States. I can now open a bank account and apply for work permission. A huge shout-out and thank-you to […]
It occurred to me to bring along a proper camera during my walk to the gorgeous Santísimo Redentor (Holy Redeemer) church to receive ashes for Ash Wednesday, the opening of Lent. “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
A few weeks back, David’s cousins and I visited the Museo Frida Kahlo, known as the Casa Azul, in Coyoacán, one of my favorite parts of the city. I was impressed by how much of the house visitors are allowed to explore and get right up close to, like Frida’s studio. (Sadly, as I was too cheap […]
David’s parents (my suegros, or in-laws) and sister came for a visit over the long weekend, and we certainly stayed busy!