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The Burros are Back!!

Some things are so important to alert my readers to that I have to emerge from my 2-month blog hibernation to do so.  Any guesses what could possibly make that exclusive priority list? The Feria Nacional del Burro, of course!!
For any readers who had the misfortune of missing my live coverage from the National Donkey Fair [...]

Mexican Decor: more is more

I had an affinity for Mexican-themed decor at an early age, judging by this clay taco I just unearthed from my box of “Julie’s Elementary/Junior High School Stuff”.
For anyone wondering– no, this is not a rabbit poo taco. Those small brown pellets are obviously ground beef, accompanied by orange shredded cheese, thin pieces of green [...]

Please make me some jello, Mexico-style

Nestled among the names of a few restaurants & esoteric museums on my “Things I Didn’t Get to Do While I Was in Mexico City” inventory, one activity regarding jello sits there on my list of regrets. Jello wrestling, you ask optimistically? No, my friends. It is actually a cooking class that I had my [...]

Happy Halloween!

A very Happy Halloween to all those here in the US this evening! Today marks our official re-entry into Normal Life 2.0, as we arrived this evening back to Arlington, Virginia after 2 years and 3 months living in Mexico City. We’ve been on a 2700+ mile road trip starting in Denver, Colorado on October [...]

Olympic Festival this weekend in Mexico City

If you’re hanging around Mexico City this weekend, consider checking out the Festival Olímpico Bicentenario. This Bicentennial thing just keeps on coming!! It wouldn’t be a festival in Mexico if a major thoroughfare wasn’t closed off, so of course several blocks of Reforma are shutdown as of last night through Monday. Unaware of this excitement, [...]

This year’s Christmas Card photo…

…may be sourced from any of these pics from our despedida this past Saturday.  (Despedida = going-away party in Spanish).
Any votes on the winner??
Of course, this would imply that we are motivated enough to actually send out Christmas cards for the first time in our lives.  Hmmm…  Maybe I meant Christmas email….
P.S. Many [...]

A Visit to the Corona Brewery (aka Cervecería Modelo)

Have you ever thought to yourself, “What could I do today to support a giant, soul-crushing monopoly?”  If you happen to be in Mexico City, I have just the ticket: a visit to Cervecería Modelo, just north of Polanco!

The name Grupo Modelo may not immediately ring any bells for non-Mexico residents, but it is the [...]

Questionable Ladder Usage…

Now, I’m not saying that this guy isn’t a highly-trained professional…
….I’m just not saying that he is….
Anyone in Mexico City offering review courses on ladder operation? Perhaps something like, “Slanted Ladders: Which Side is Your Friend?”
P.S. Bicentenario pics coming soon to a blog near you!! Honest!!

I need a cactus chair

I came across an interesting blog today entitled “Hoy es un gran día para mostrarte lo mejor de México.” (Today is a great day to show you the best of Mexico.)  It’s kind of an assortment of travel hot spots, activities, and design highlights around Mexico. Even if you don’t speak Spanish, he has some [...]

Obesity linked to Snickers consumption at gym

My fellow blogger Burro Hall has previously mentioned the ongoing battle between Mexico and the United States over which country can achieve higher obesity rates. Today I discovered another tactic at use in this war. However, it was observed at the US Embassy Fitness Center (patronized by US & Mexican citizens alike), so this tactic [...]

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