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… Read More Living Like a Local: The Importance of Family
I’ve heard SO many stories about fantasmas (ghosts) or almas (spirits). My host father is full of these anecdotes and it’s just so interesting and quite spooky since I never wanted to believe they existed. Sure, there are a bunch of TV shows about ghosts and all things haunted, but me being the scaredy cat… Read More Living Like a Local: Fantasmas!
Alright guys I know it’s not November yet, but I had to share this fascinating tradition in Michoacán with y’all!… Read More Living Like a Local: Día de los Muertos in Michoacán
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… Read More Living Like a Local: “Mexican Time”
I promised to introduce more Mexican recipes, so here’s another one! Here is a recipe to make sope, which I can best define it as a small savory Mexican pancake made with masa (dough). You can put toppings on each sope, and from my understanding, these are always savory! I visited one of my participants… Read More Recipe: Sope (Savory Mexican “Pancakes”)
It’s like I entered another world when I came here to Mexico. The role of women in the household is still traditional…so different than our society today!… Read More Living Like a Local: Women vs. Men
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… :'(… Read More Living Like a Local: A Series of Unfortunate Events