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: Fantasmas!

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 … Continue reading Living Like a Local: Fantasmas!

Living Like a Local: Día de los Muertos in Michoacán

Alright guys I know it's not November yet, but I had to share this fascinating tradition in Michoacán with y'all!

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”

Recipe: Sope (Savory Mexican “Pancakes”)

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 … Continue reading Recipe: Sope (Savory Mexican “Pancakes”)

Living Like a Local: Women vs. Men

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!

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... 😥