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Posts from ‘August, 2009’

Who doesn’t like a good milestone like 100 blog posts?

Well kids, today marks the inauspicious milestone of the 100th blog post here at www.midwesternerinmexico.com. I am celebrating it with a wild Saturday night alone on my couch here in Mexico City, recovering from 3 final exams in one weekend & drinking a bottle of Chianti while watching possibly the dumbest movie known to man, [...]

Who doesn’t have a line of credit at their local steakhouse?

In a sign that Mexico has learned well from its northern neighbor about how credit is great for encouraging people to spend money they don’t have, I recently observed the below sign at a steak/pasta restaurant here in DF that is popular with the work crowd.
Shoppers in the US have faced plenty of reprimands over the [...]

Never try to give a Chilean advice about spicy food…

…when you speak Spanish like a 5-year-old.
One of my good friends from my MBA program is originally from Chile, and recently moved from Mexico City to Kentucky due to a change with her husband’s job. (Now THAT would be a “cultural differences” blog I would LOVE to read!!) Since we no longer get to spend hours in class [...]

Internet is probably more important than basic utilities anyway

As spotted in Parque Lincoln in the Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City:

This is part of DF’s new marketing campaign:
Mexico City:
We can’t promise you potable, running water, but we can promise that you’ll be able to download a video of a hot chick drinking a glass of water online.”

A Mariachi-filled Night Out in Plaza Garibaldi

You may have heard of Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City, best known as the local hub of mariachi action. I posted back in March about our visit there after the Cantina Crawl, but I thought I’d follow up with a bit more detail on how to spend a night out in Garibaldi (for those suspicious [...]

Lucha Libre: La Experiencia

In the US, if you told me that there was a WWE convention going on next weekend, you can pretty much bet your ass that I wouldn’t be there. For whatever reason, though, professional wrestling in Mexico City = entertainment gold. Hence, I was all over Lucha Libre: La Experiencia, the lucha expo that came [...]

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