Tag: Mexico

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Thriving: Final Two Weeks of CDMX

I started up Spanish classes again! I enrolled at Frida Spanish School in Colonia Roma and my first impression was mixed. The classrooms were very separated and my class in particular was large. Going from 4 students in my class at my last school to 12 here was a big difference. The teacher was actually really great though and a couple people switch to … Read More Thriving: Final Two Weeks of CDMX

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Hitting CDMX Running

As I am coming up on one week in Ciudad de Mexico, this post is going to be pretty long. I came into this city with a “why not” mentality and it has been a great decision. My first week did not disappoint and Sunday (Yesterday) I made the executive decision to not do ANYTHING today because I needed to recuperate. What did I … Read More Hitting CDMX Running

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Picking Place: Ciudad de México, México

A huge part of traveling to Mexico for me is to get better at speaking Spanish. I knew that 3 weeks in Guadalajara was not going to be enough to get a good hold on Spanish so I chose to go to Ciudad de México for more Spanish immersion. Why did I pick Ciudad de México,specifically? Well it is a huge city – the … Read More Picking Place: Ciudad de México, México

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Farewell to GDL

I’m leaving a piece of my heart here in Guadalajara. I’m so excited to fly out to Mexico City tomorrow but I am sad to say goodbye to this beautiful city. Going to Spanish class, meeting Jack and Nicolas, Steve, Stuart, Maura, Jade, Roy, Christine they all had incredible stories for why they were here and it was so great being in a place, … Read More Farewell to GDL

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A Successful Second Week

This week in Guadalajara was just straight up fun. I think the ultimate highlight was going to Bachata class for the first time on Tuesday and then again on Thursday….and the AGAIN on Sunday. I love to dance and it is something I almost never did in LA because going to clubs that were crowded with people and potentially getting creeped on was not … Read More A Successful Second Week

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Mi Primera Semana en Guadalajara

Week 1 in Guadalajara It has been just over one week since arriving in Guadalajara and I’m absolutely loving it. There are so many things that are so different than anything I’ve seen before and I’m loving taking everything in, both the uncomfortable unknown and the familiar. Let’s save the best for last and talk about some of the things I have struggled with … Read More Mi Primera Semana en Guadalajara

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Picking Places: Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

I can finally say that I have been to Guadalajara. Why does that mean so much to me? Because it’s part of my history. As someone who has been questioned about my heritage or challenged about not being Mexican enough, this means sooooo much to me. My nana on my mom’s side was born and raised in Guadalajara, México. She met my grandpa in … Read More Picking Places: Guadalajara, Jalisco, México