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Posts from ‘November, 2009’

Mexico Shopping Spree

John and I are not what one might call “interior design visionaries”. We’ve been living in Mexico for about 16 months now, and we’ve spent many a weekend wandering through various markets, stores, tianguis, etc., assessing the wares on display but unable to make any big decisions…  I think we suffer from an overly analytical mindset + a [...]

Fighting the scourge…

Also in the vicinity of Leon, we spotted this bumper sticker:
Perhaps fruit flies are a bigger scourge here than I am aware of…? Who knew they required a national campaign? Needless to say, I am gettin’ me one of them stickers ASAP.

Best medical deal yet…

Saw this hot deal advertised outside a store while passing through Leon last week:
Everlasting love for less than a buck? Sounds like a pretty good deal to me… But unfortunately as I am cautioned, this will only “preserve” your love from forming a child. I like the romantic heart additions to class it [...]

Coffee Names

Ordering fancy-pants coffee in Mexico presents a very minor challenge at places that ask for your name to write on the cup of your impending tasty beverage. Although I go by “Julie”, I usually tell the coffee gods that my name is “Julia” [Hoo-lee-uh], both to avoid the confusion that results when you pronounce J’s [...]

Be gone, foul dirt! Vaya con Dios!

For a city with such a reputation for being dirty, filthy, polluted and the like, Mexico City really loathes dirt. I have never experienced a city where there is such constant cleaning going on. You see this exhibited in various ways in cities across Mexico…

the guys hanging out in every parking lot/popular street parking area [...]

Unique shopping & snacking in DF

I’ve never been a big fan of cookie-cutter, chain restaurants/shops (except in a pinch), so I am always excited to find a unique, locally-owned spot to spend my pennies (or pesos in this case). God knows there are zillions of non-chain options in Mexico City, but here are a few of the more amusing selections I’ve [...]

Dia de los Muertos celebrations around DF

As many of my fellow bloggers have discussed, this is one of the best times of year to be in Mexico City– during the Dia de los Muertos celebrations. Preparation for this fascinating holiday begins during the last week or two of October, with activities reaching their peak on November 1 & 2. Wikipedia offers [...]

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