… 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 […]
Though every country/culture/language has its own slang, I am inclined to believe that Mexico is home to the best. I’m obviously not biased. As many others have written similar lists, I’ll try to use only unique phrases I hadn’t seen or heard before meeting D or moving here, as well as ones that have become particularly […]
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!
After Christmas, David’s family and I visited the state of Sonora, in the northwest part of the country. The capital is Hermosillo, which is 3-ish hours from the Arizona border near Tucson. All but one of the photos below were taken in San Carlos, a gorgeous beach town on the Sea of Cortez (where I […]
Having already tried some unusual Mexican delicacies (tongue tacos, pickled pork skin, and others), I’ve been a little less adventurous these days, opting for classics that are guaranteed to be good. Below are a few of my recent restaurant choices. Without a doubt my favorite from this list: a mixed ceviche from a restaurant in San […]
While walking around our neighborhood, I couldn’t help but marvel at all the beautiful doors– some old, some very new. Enjoy!
With the help of one of David’s cousins, Sara (pictured lower right), I checked off a bucket-list item: the pyramids of Teotihuacán! The Pyramids of the Sun (Sol) and the Moon (Luna) are the major attractions at this massive archaeological site, located northeast of Mexico City. Though the city was established around 100 AD, it took over […]
Hello, there! It’s been awhile. Pull up a cozy chair and perhaps locate some caffeine while I provide an update on the past 5 months of my life. September: quit job, left Maine (it broke my heart into a million pieces), moved home to Michigan. Went to Chicago. Married the most wonderful man on the planet on […]