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... some are just interesting. In the evenings as the temperature cools and the city lights up and the atmosphere changes, there are dozens of century-old cantinas to choose from and, if exercise is your thing, callejoneadas, or musical street parades led by a mezcal (think tequila, but stronger) laden donkey, are a common event. What you sense in Zacatecas is a real city with real people and a community that is proud of its history and heritage -there is ...
Finally convinced my brother to come travel with me - a week in Mexico City! We got lucky since he landed on Mexico's independence day. Pretty much stayed crazy busy every day, seeing ancient ruins, world-class museums, amazing neighborhoods, and lucha libre. Supremely enjoyed all the Mexican street food and helping Stephen buy all the cool Mexican souveniers. What a week.
... to do. As I said I am hoping that this won’t affect me!
Reflecting on all of this has made me think about the audience for this blog. Primarily it is a record for me to chart my time in Mexico and be able to look back and see just how I change during the 5 months I am here. Of course it is also so that my friends and family can share in some of my experiences. But additionally it is for any students that are considering coming here on ...
... around at all times. They have automatic weapons strapped to them, and are quite terrifying. We generally just stay out of their way, however I have been searched on the street a couple of times.
The language barrier is strong, and we have only found the odd one or two people who speak a small amount of English. Looking around, we've only spotted a couple of people who look like Westerners.
This adds to the fun of it though...we've had some ...
... find those ones. A flight is an hour and the same price. It gives us a better nights sleep too.
Mexico City lessons:
1) use a toilet when you see one as they are few and far between and you never know when youll be desperate and stuck
2) expect insane crowds
3) watch your belongings
4) expect mexican food to be nothing like at home - shame!
5) tip everyone
6) learn spanish