Living Like a Local: The Importance of Family

8 weeks have flown by here in Agua Caliente Nueva. It's been an incredible experience living with such a wonderful family. They've welcomed me with open arms and took care of me through thick and thin, especially when I had food poisoning twice during my time here lol... Extrañaré a mi familia Mexicana 😥 Mexicanos son … Continue reading Living Like a Local: The Importance of Family

Living Like a Local: The Not-So Itsy Bitsy Spider…

If you're living anywhere outside of an industrialized, large city, you're bound to find insects and other bugs that you haven't encountered before. This is the story of my experience with a spider the size of my HAND.

Living Like a Local: Nature’s Instincts

Human babies are born with the instinct to suckle as a means to get food. No one taught them this, just like many other animals in the world. I think it's pretty incredible how nature has a way of taking care of animals, big and small. When I went to the kitchen to grab some … Continue reading Living Like a Local: Nature’s Instincts

Living Like a Local: “Mexican Time”

When you hear people talk about "Mexican time", you don't really know what that means until you've actually lived in Mexico. In the past, I went on vacations to Cancun with my family, so I didn't really count that as understanding the concept of "Mexican time" since we never had schedules to follow. Even when … Continue reading Living Like a Local: “Mexican Time”

Living Like a Local: Staying Cool

It's pretty much summertime year-round in Agua Caliente Nueva, with the exception of December, apparently, when the locals feel a temporary relief from the scorching sun and the countless insects that buzz around the home. I've managed to survive without an air conditioner for a month now, with average temperatures in the high 80s, often … Continue reading Living Like a Local: Staying Cool

Living Like a Local: A Series of Unfortunate Events

I thought I was doing so well with handling my time here, but as luck would have it, I was wrong and faced a series of unfortunate events... 😥

Living Like a Local: Dealing with Pests!

Life's rough living like a local when you're used to black ants and mosquitoes in NYC! I miss my clean home free of any pests, but I'm finding living here to be a true taste of reality and cultural immersion dealing with all these unwanted pests. Maybe I'll become a seasoned entomologist before I leave here....... JK!

Living Like a Local: Aftermath of Huracán Patricia

It's story time! Follow me on my journey in Agua Caliente Nueva as I share my experiences living like a local. I try my best to share entertaining anecdotes with a touch of seriousness to bring you back to reality of how I'm immersed in the Mexican culture and lifestyle.