A Weekend in…San Cristobal de las Casas

Every three months I need to leave Guatemala, not from tortilla overdoses but because of visa rules! Since I’m technically here on a tourist visa, I need a magic little stamp every 90 days and it happens to create a convenient excuse for a vacation. I traveled to San Cristobal de las Casas in the state of Chiapas last weekend with Robin, Robin, and Céline … Continue reading A Weekend in…San Cristobal de las Casas

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…

9 So Called Mexican Foods not found in Mexico City

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

Reading the Internet, Week 4

Sorry to be super behind on this one but here are some links to spice up your monday and tuesday office time. A lot of them are videos this week, which is a surprising change of pace. Alton Brown and William Shatner hang out and taste wine. Great article about being white in Mexico City and lots more. I haven’t eaten at Sanborns but I … Continue reading Reading the Internet, Week 4

Do What You Want With Your Weekend

One of the biggest things living abroad has taught me is how to be alone. A year ago, I hadn’t yet left for Argentina and the idea that I would soon have to make so many decisions on my own would have terrified me. Now, I really relish being alone and even made sure to find alone time last semester at Penn (mostly by sneaking … Continue reading Do What You Want With Your Weekend