Hi from Quito, This weekend, I took a trip down (literally, there was way more oxygen) to Mindo with Jenna, a friend of a friend who is working in a rural community in the mountains near Kayembe. Her life is totally different than mine, think bucket baths and very repetitive meals but she has a lot more companionship as there are other volunteers in her … Continue reading Mindo on my mind: A weekend getaway
Hi everyone, I’m writing from Quito, Ecuador, the highest capital city in the world. I’m here thanks to a grant from Penn to do research for my history thesis. Obviously my three weeks here are completely different in structure and purpose from my time in Mexico but there are a few common challenges. As in Mexico, I’m staying in a hotel for the first few … Continue reading Ecuador, I’m here!!
The first night I moved into my house in Mexico, some roommates were watching Friends. I’ve watched that show in every house I’ve ever lived in (though it may have been in the womb in my first house) and I absolutely love it. The theme song, which may be stuck in your head by now if you’re anything like me, resonates on so many levels. … Continue reading So No One Ever Told You…
Mexico City has been full of surprises this summer, especially in the culinary area. Mexico is a huge country with a very strong regional food culture and I’m in no way claiming that the below items aren’t part of mexican food in a broad sense. My friend from Sonora (right below Arizona) often doesn’t recognize menu items when we go out here. Here are some … Continue reading 9 So Called Mexican Foods not found in Mexico City
Happy friday readers! Next friday (technically early saturday morning) I am leaving Mexico which is a sentence I can’t believe I just typed. We’re going to have to process that somewhere else. But for now, some reads. One of my favorite foodbloggers, the Amateur Gourmet (and the first food blog I followed back in 2008 or 9) went to Germany as part of a Eurotrip … Continue reading Reading the internet, week 6
Happy 4th of July from a desk in Mexico! Today I was thinking about how I’ve spent the last few fourth of julys and they’ve really run the gamet. Last year was Philly, the year before was in New York on Julia’s rooftop after drinks at an australian restaurant with really hot waiters. I spent the summer before senior year at Perlman which was the … Continue reading Reading the Internet, Week 5
Forgive the delays but time is speeding by at a rather uncomfortable rate. I have 15 days left in México and am no longer the new girl. My house has new people, there are new interns and employees at Ashoka and I’ll be leaving before I know it. HOW? HOW? HOW? I just keep picturing my life in a year where I won’t have the … Continue reading Expats, Green Juice, Fútbol and Work