Mexico, North America

Markets & Monte Alban

Our first stop Wednesday was to Mercado 20 de Noviembre, a local market. We got some alright coffee and bread. Not a great meal. There may have been better places to go in that market. We saw a bunch of cops eating there, so assumed it would be good coffee atleast. One highlight of that […]

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Mexico, North America

Our First Day in Oaxaca: Cooking Class

Our first full day in Oaxaca Rachael and I took a cooking class through AirBnB experiences. It was our first cooking classes and our first AirBnB experience, and I’d highly recommend both. First we woke and walked down to the Zocalo, town square, in Oaxaca for a mole tamale and coffee. Then hailed a cab […]

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Mexico, North America

Actually Visiting Oaxaca: Take Two

After our failed attempt to fly to Oacaca due to a delayed flight, we returned to the airport Sunday. This time around everything went smoothly. Both our flights were on time and we had plenty of time to make our connection. We arrived in Oaxaca’s little airport and walked off the plane onto the runway […]

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Mexico, North America

Going to Oaxaca

Going to Oaxaca proved to be tougher than expected. We were flying American Airlines out of Tampa with a connection in Dallas, so far so good, but American Airlines only has 1 flight out of Dallas to Oaxaca per day. We arrived at the airport in Tampa and got through security no problem. Then, while […]

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North America, USA

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, […]

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North America, USA

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 […]

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Mexico, North America

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 […]

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Mexico, North America

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 […]

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