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Today is the day I’ve been dreading for months. Today is the day we move back to the US.

Living in Mexico has meant a lot to me these last two and a half years and I am sad to leave. At some point Mexico City stopped being just a place where we were living and it became our home. I don’t know if it was when we moved into our apartment, or when we made good friends here, or when our son was born here, but it happened, and I’m glad it did.   

I’ve lived lots of places in my life. Too many to count. And every time I’ve ever left a place I’ve been sad to go. You would think I would be better at goodbyes by now. I’m not. But maybe that means I’m doing it right.

There have been lots of tears over the last few days, and I’m sure there will be lots more.  If you are reading this I am already en route to Texas to meet the dogs and begin our journey back to DC.  

But this isn’t goodbye.

Hasta pronto, Mexico. I already miss you, but I will be back.

xo

JUMEX



My remaining time in Mexico City is slipping through my fingers like sand. While I am devastated to leave in only a matter of days, my impending departure has prompted me to do things around town that I have been putting off for years.

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As we enter our last month of living in Mexico City, it occurs to me that some things that we’ve done many times over the last two and a half years we are now doing for the last time. There are things that I never posted about because I thought, “oh, there will always be next time.” We’ve been to lucha libre many times, enough that we know the characters and the routine. I think, however, we might have seen our last lucha this past weekend.

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It’s Pascua all week in Mexico, so Happy Easter!

Yesterday was our first Easter Sunday in Mexico, usually we travel back to the US to spend the holiday with family. This year, we mixed old and new traditions.

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Hi, there.

Our Valentine’s Day baby surprised us a few weeks ago - turns out he wanted to be a New Year’s baby. Needless to say, we’ve been a little bit distracted over here. We’ve had family visiting and helping out with everything, which has been so nice. And now we are all on our own with no net, which is also sort of nice. We took a little jaunt to the pyramids this week and seem to be back in action. We should be back to our traveling ways with bebe as soon as we get the myriad birth certificate and passport issues sorted out for our little dual citizen. Until then, we will have lots of updates from Mexico City! 

xoxo

I hope everyone had a joyful Christmas. This is what Christmas has looked like in Mexico City…

A Night to Remember

A couple of weeks ago we went to see the Ballet Folklórico by Amalia Hernandez at the Castillo de Chapultepec. I had been buzzing with excitement about it on twitter and here on the blog, but in reality I had no idea what to expect. Well, I am happy to report that it was well worth all of my buzzing.  

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Día de Muertos Roundup

As everyone is packing up and heading to wherever they are headed for Thanksgiving, I thought I would post some final photos from our Día de Muertos excursions around Mexico City. This year we finally got down to Xochimilco to see the ofrenda at the Museo Dolores Olmedo. It was pretty spectacular - the photos don’t really do it justice. The good news if you haven’t been yet is that it will be on display through the end of the year. 

This was my first time at the museum and it lived up to its reputation. The grounds are beautiful, complete with roaming peacocks and lush gardens. I will be making a trip back to see the permanent collection and to eat at the restaurant, which looked and smelled delicious.

On the night of November 2nd we went down to Coyoacán with friends for some tacos and mezcal and to see the crowds. You might remember that last year we went to Coyoacán and the Casa Azul during the day to see the ofrendas, which was a much different experience. At night the square and the surrounding streets were packed with families dressed up in costumes. Most were more gory and scary than I am used to seeing in the US, even the kids. Everyone just seemed to be out to see what everyone else was dressed as. It was pretty great.

Here we are with one of the many people in costume who were posing for pictures [for a few pesos, of course]. What you can’t see is the back of this guy’s jacket.  It says “Policía Federal.” Would be funny if it weren’t so sad… 

Mexico City Guide in GQ

Obviously if you read this blog it is not news to you that Mexico City is the place to be. Now it feels like the rest of the world is starting to catch on as well. Mexico City is the featured travel destination in this month’s GQ Magazine - the one with Tebow on the cover. Check out the online feature here OR pick up the print issue to see additional photos, including a couple from moi!

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Huele a Oro

You might have heard that the Mexican soccer team won Olympic gold this morning in London. It was a great game and afterward we joined thousands of Mexicans celebrating victory at the Angel de la Independencia. There were so many people jumping in the circle that the earth was actually shaking. At first I thought it was an earthquake, but it just kept going and going. Congratulations to the team and all the Mexico fans celebrating all over the world! Viva Mexico!  

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