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Posts from ‘July, 2009’

Modern poultry refrigeration techniques continue to sweep Mexico by storm

In a follow-on to last year’s photo of [dead] chickens on the move, my brother Tim snapped this gem while we were wandering around the Centro during his visit the other week.
We observed that the ladies (may they rest in peace) were being watched over by a singular guard wandering through the gutter nearby…

Play Money in Mexico

I have learned a lot about the world of finance here in Mexico between working & living here for the past year. One of my favorites, as my friend Alice explained, is the fact that having exact change to give a customer is a foreign concept in most transactions here. In the US, you should be able to break a [...]

Best summer soup ever: Mangospacho

I have been inspired lately by Lesley’s multiple mouthwatering food pics & recipes that she has posted on her blog, so I thought it was time to finally share one of my own. I first tried this recipe for Mangospacho (from the “Stop and Smell the Rosemary” cookbook by the Junior League of Houston) while [...]

Navigating the Mexico City Airport

I recently received a reader request (yay!) for an overview on what happens when you get off the plane in the Mexico City Airport, so I thought I would share a few tips I’ve gathered thus far from my trips.
Airport Code: MEX
Possible Aliases: Benito Juarez International Airport, or AICM (Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México)
Website: [...]

The multi-purpose trucks of Mexico…

A glimpse of the varied trucks encountered last week on our drive to Oaxaca City…
#1) Crazy-piled green onion transporter. This truck was traveling at 60+ mph on the toll road between Mexico City & Puebla. I have no idea how you stack green onions 6-feet high in a way that prevents them from being blown [...]

What really constitutes a “car accident” in Mexico City anyway?

Yesterday marked my first car accident (if you can even call it that) in Mexico City. Frankly, I am somewhat amazed that it took this long for my car to come in contact with another car. Before anyone gets concerned (Mom), know that my car was moving at roughly 0.5 mph, as was the other [...]

This 4th of July announcement sponsored by Mexico’s Communist Party

Happy 4th of July to all those Americans who, like us, are beyond the borders this year & therefore forced to celebrate US independence in a fireworks-free zone. We *narrowly* escaped having to celebrate in an alcohol-free zone as well, due to the tomorrow’s mid-term elections here in Mexico. As explained on Burro Hall, Mexico institutes [...]

Delicate Oaxacan bathrooms…

To celebrate my end-of-job + John’s 3-day weekend, we decided to make the 6-hour drive down to Oaxaca City in the state of Oaxaca for the weekend. We will definitely have more insightful comments to add, but for the moment wanted to share this gem of a poster found in the baño of the seemingly oft-gringo-frequented Café [...]

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