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Posts from ‘July, 2010’

Life in a hospital for 7 days: not as glamorous as Grey’s Anatomy depicts

As I alluded to in my last post, I’ve been back from Mexico in Nebraska for the last week. Unfortunately it hasn’t just been all fun and games of monitoring crime in Omaha (though God knows it’s not for lack of news).
I’ve spent the several days at the University of Nebraska Medical Center here in [...]

Now who’s more dangerous: Mexico City vs. Omaha, Nebraska

I flew from Mexico City back to Omaha, Nebraska rather unexpectedly on Thursday. One might reasonably assume that Omaha (epitome of the good ol’ Midwest with a population of around 830,000+ in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area) would be vastly safer than Mexico City (capital of narco-landia with a population of 23,000,000+).
Imagine my surprise when [...]

Mexican food I’ve not yet tried…

As seen at Bar La Estacion across the street from Arena Mexico (the lucha libre venue):
You’ll see a few common Mexican snacks listed (in varying degrees of spelling accuracy) in the white lettering. But peruse on down to that 4th line of white text. Pene en su jugo. For any non-Spanish speakers, that means pene [...]

Fruit & Veg Wonderland

John and I have just under 3 months left in DF before moving back to the other distrito (DC, that is). As our time south of the border wanes, one thing you can expect over the coming weeks is some posts whining w/r/t what we will miss about Mexico.
Whiny Topic #1: Mexico’s beautiful, luscious, tasty, [...]

Takenoya: Chinese Steamed Soup Dumplings in Mexico City!!

One of my favorite parts of my recent visit to China was the food. Particularly, the magical “soup dumplings” for which Shanghai is legendary, known more properly as xiaolongbao. I went to DinTaiFung in Shanghai, as per friend Todd’s recommendation, which is known world-wide for its excellence in these steamed dumplings.
Why are these little nuggets [...]

Alert! Lucha Libre Expo next weekend in Mexico City!

I would like to be the first to alert all you closet lucha libre fans out there that the 2010 Lucha Libre: La Experiencia will be taking place next weekend here in Mexico City! For anyone who missed this last year, you can get a full run-down of the excitement at my blog post from [...]

Mexico City Airport- Terminal 1 Meeting Point

After 30 minutes spent on the innerwebs trying to find an answer to this question, I thought I would share it with any other impending Mexico City airport visitors. (Consider it a follow-up to my “Navigating the Mexico City Airport ” post from last year.)
If you are trying to either go pick someone up or [...]

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