Home Improvement II

Following the initial home improvements I did some interior work on the house. This is my first time owning a place, so it was nice to be able to customize things that I wouldn’t have bothered with for a rental that I would leave in a year or so. I bought a Nest doorbell, lock,…

Buying a House: Home Improvement I

What a rush, at the end of April, I bought a house. A mango colored 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house in what I hope is an up and coming neighborhood (Zillow seems to agree with me, so that’s good). Rachael and I moved in and immediately the renovations began. I painted the house grey with…

Day 7 in Mexico City: Peaceful parks

Since Rachael and I were leaving Mexico City the next day pretty early, this was our last full day. We took our time and enjoyed ourselves. For breakfast, we went to this fantastic little sandwich place around the corner from the AirBnB. The sandwiches, or tortas, had onion, avocado, chorizo, and spicy pickled veggies on…

Day 6 in Mexico City: The Pyramids

Rachael and I ate breakfast at Lalo again (I can’t quit you Lalo). I had an almond-inspired breakfast of almond croissant and almond milk latte and huevos rancheros (not so almondy). Rachael got a white chocolate pastry and some egg bean thing (not pictured). The Journey to the Pyramids We went to the bus station…

Day 5: The lost day, museums and such

I messed up. haha. This day was originally missing and day 6 was labeled as day 5, so here it is: the lost day; Day 5 part 2: the day-ening. I’m glad I noticed this because it was a really fun day and pretty easy to write about. We started the day with an Uber…

Day 4 in Mexico City: Communism and Wrestling

Today was a jampacked day. We started early with breakfast at Cafe de Raiz. Rachael ordered her daily serving of chilaquiles and I ordered huevos huastecos. They were good, but Lalo on our second day was still better. Frida Kahlo’s House After breakfast, Rachael and I went to Frida Kahlo’s house. Frida Kahlo’s house is…

Day 3 in Mexico City: Coworking and wandering

Our third day in Mexico City, I woke up early and worked from the Airbnb. One of the many advantages of working remotely is that I can travel and work, so on days where Rachael wants to go on outings to shops and such, I can get some work done and then join her in…

Day 2 in Mexico City: Art, Conchas, and Mercados

This morning Rachael and I got an early start thanks to the one-hour timezone change. We walked down the street from our Airbnb to a little breakfast cafe called Lalo. The streets were practically empty at 8am. I think we passed one other person out on the sidewalk. Most shops were shuttered and only a…

Day 1 in Mexico City: our first day walking around

What a trip getting to Mexico City. Rachael and I started our day at 4:30am getting dressed and ready for the airport then taking an Uber to our local airport before flying to Miami. We ended up with plenty of time to spare since neither Rachael nor I checked any luggage (hurray for packing light!)….