That time I climbed a volcano

Last weekend, I climbed Acatenango, the third tallest volcano in Central America. It’s weird to write this sentence and I’m still somewhat surprised that I did this. Reaching the top of Acatenango is an overnight undertaking, it’s over 13,000 feet tall, you camp, you carry a pack and it is steep. I, as of last Saturday, have never so much as slept in a tent. … Continue reading That time I climbed a volcano

Abigail Talks: How to have fun in Quito

Hey y’all! Tomorrow is my last day in Quito (v. early saturday flight) and I wanted to share some of my favorite sights before I left and got absorbed in New York/family lovefests. This week has been a lot better, health-wise and attitude wise. My friend Jenna came into Quito last friday and we had a great touristy day together and I even felt well … Continue reading Abigail Talks: How to have fun in Quito

So No One Ever Told You…

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…

I’m on a boat: Las trajineras de Xochimilco

Hello dear readers, I’m here to tell you about one of the most “mexican” experiences I’ve had to date. It didn’t involve guacamole (which is really not much of a thing here) but it did involve canals, tequila, mariachi bands, and my housemates. I spent Saturday cruising around the canals of Xochimilco in a trajinera, a covered boat that doubles as a floating party for … Continue reading I’m on a boat: Las trajineras de Xochimilco