May
6
2013

Italia

Monday morning, we ventured on the bus to go to Rome and pick up our rental, we got on the bus and saw a small machine where we figured was where we were to pay for our tickets, we look at the machine and looked at each other not really knowing ... [More]
Sep
25
2012

The joys of Owning a Car in Mexico

imagine you arrive in Puerto with your family, you arrive and you think, its a new experience, new country, I'm happy to do it tough, we'll just join the locals on the bus or walk, great we'll get fit while we are at it. After a week you realize that 32 degree weather and 100% humidity aren't conducive for walking, that there is not sunscreen that can withstand the cascading sweat and that heat stroke can't be stopped with the small bottle of water you can carry on your witnessing bag and so you make the decision, we will buy a car. [More]
Aug
4
2012

Acapulco de Juarez

When I first came back to Mexico ten years later I was eager to go back to all the places where I've been to rekindled that intense love I felt for Mexico and satisfied the yearning for the sights and smells and that unique feeling this country has, Acapulco was by then a big city with big city problems and the inherent trouble that the "gold" of the 80's brings to any city. [More]
Jun
24
2012

Hurricane Carlotta

Having just arrived in Puerto I was no ready for hurricane, my emergency pack got dismantled so that I could use the backpack as handlugagge, the food was long gone, the batteries dead and wet wipes dry and the medicines about to expire. [More]
Jun
4
2012

New York, New York

We arrived in America in warm afternoon, went through customs like we always do, gigling about the American customs officials who seem to take their job way too serously, when it was finally our turn, we went ahead hand over our passports and ready our -we are not a treat to your country smile- to no avail. I knew exactly why. [More]
Sep
30
2011

San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal is a charming town. I love it because it is small enough you can explore it on foot and busy enough that you can you can find international cuisine, live music, 'good' coffee and cheap wine. [More]
Sep
26
2011

Mexico Post - Correos de Mexico

When we first came to Mexico all our friends who were already living here told us the mail here was very unreliable so we never used it, until we were staying in a hotel in Queretaro packed in a hurry and left our laptop power cord behind. So I called the hotel and they told me to make a deposit and they would send the cord with Estafeta, a mexican courier service, and in a few days it arrived at our home. Then the Laptop died and so we ordered one from Dell, they also used Estafeta and the computer arrived even earlier than expected. [More]
Sep
25
2011

Mexican Cuisine

I'm extremely fussy with food, so fussy indeed that most often than not, my own food doesn't live up to my palate's high standards.

I used to love Mexican Food, or at least what I thought was Mexican Food, apparently I got deceived by the so called Mexican Food in Australia and Colombia; so I had the shock of my life when I arrived in Mexico and the food wasn't as good as I expected and I actually hated it. [More]
In Mexico

My name is Marcela and ever since I remember I've been in love with Mexico, whenever I met someone, by the end of the conversation they would have learned three things about me. One my Name, second that I'm terribly honest with how I feel about things, and third that I loved Mexico and I would love to move here.

It was 2003 when it first occurred to me that moving to Mexico wasn’t as farfetched as I once thought, I met someone who was moving to Mexico. After that conversation I was determined to move.

A year later, after getting stranded in Sydney because of a train strike, I met the perfect partner for my Mexico Adventure. We got married a year later and started to plan our Mexico trip.

We decided to initially come for only two months so we could see what it was like, Dale can live anywhere as long as there is a beach, but I'm a bit more... let’s say particular.

I had the shock of my life when we first got here, and I was ready to pack my bags and turn around, with no other outlet for my fear, anger and frustration with the country, I started to write a blog first of all to vent and then to give people coming the information I wished I knew when we first arrived.