A Day in the Life

Come with me on a whirlwind tour of my day!

Or not–some days are, some days aren’t. But sometimes it is fun to see what other people are doing!

Xochimilco

When anybody asks what they should do when visiting Mexico City, my favorite suggestion is always, “Go to Xochimilco!”  Or, better said, ride a trajinera in Xochimilco.  What’s a trajinera, you ask?  Stick with me. Prehispanic City Planning Xochimilco is on the very south side of the city. Its claim to fame are the canals…

Real de Catorce

Emily Lee Garcia, Hannah (and Doren) Tripp, and I are collaborating for the South of the Border Bloggers’ A-Z Challenge.  Our mission?  The letter R–for Real de Catorce!   Real de Catorce is a gem of a Pueblo Mágico, tucked away into the mountains of northern San Luis Potosí.  It takes awhile to get there–but it’s…

Four Ways to Pray

I’m participating in the Catholic Women Bloggers Network blog hop on Favorite Prayers and Devotions.  I couldn’t pick just one! This fall, my Bible study was taking suggestions as to what we should tackle next.  Should be study one specific book of the Bible?  A theme?  If so, what theme? I suggested prayer, because it’s…

Loving the Land of Limón

Before I even came to Mexico for my study abroad semester, my eyes–and taste buds–woke up to the fact that Mexican food as I knew it wasn’t really Mexican food.  A month before we left for that fateful semester, my professor held one last study-abroad prep meeting.  She served us tostadas. As I’ve mentioned before,…

Peanut Noodles

To continue last week’s theme of making it up or going without, we don’t have any Thai or Vietnamese restaurants in this part of the world.  (Unless there’s in one in Monterrey or Torreón that I don’t know about.  That alone would give me reason enough to finally make the drive to Torreón!)  To be…

Chickpea Falafel Wraps

Living in Mexico, surrounded by mouth-watering Mexican food, one might wonder why I’d eat anything other than Mexican food.  I might be right with those wondering that, except that Mexico boasts a healthy Lebanese population.  With that, comes some fantastic Lebanese cuisine! One of our favorite tacos places in Cholula, Puebla made falafel tacos, generously…