10 Facts No One Tells You About Living in Mexico City.

My top 10 facts no one tell’s you about living in Mexico City.

  1. PDA– also known as public display of affection. WOW! Let me tell you it takes some time to get used to. You kind of look at them at first and cringe in a similar fashion you look at your sister when she eats your food. Yeah. Well a large of people in CDMX are in love and really like to show it.

  2. Street Dances– if you’re broke and have no money to hit the club. DO NOT WORRY you can dance to cumbia, salsa, bachata etc right under a bridge near you. Actually if you’re wondering it is pretty LIT.

  3. Que Chido– chilangolandia has a large amount of slang and if you don’t know it then you should probably study up on that before you arrive.

  4. Metro– well ladies and gentlemen you have not seen weird stuff until you ride the Mexico City metro. You will also find there is a separate area just for women to ride.

  5. Street Food– You love tacos? Great me too! Just please make sure you go somewhere suggested by a friend or family member. Or you may not be feeling so well afterwards. However, don’t worry to much because the Tacos their are delicious!

  6. Street Art– here you will find some of the most beautiful graffiti with stories that go along with each of them.

  7. Don’t be Afraid– people have heard so many stories from social media it masks a perception but really its not always like that. I was always very safe. There will always be places that are safe and unsafe in any big city. Moral of the story just enjoy your surroundings I mean you’re in MEXICO.

  8. La Panadería- if you want the best bread go around 6/7 pm. They bake it fresh and the whole neighborhood will be racing to get some of it. So, hurry before its gone. If you go before this time the bread may feel like an actual rock.

  9. Fiesta- there will be a party for every occasion. Have a baby; party. Your primo comes over; party.

  10. The Mexican Favelas– go to the right area in Mexico City and you will find the favelas looking like the ones in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. In CDMX there is a large distinction between the rich and the poor. As you may find the rich in Santa Fe the place I call little Los Angeles.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed what I could think of off the top of my head. In all Mexico City is my second home and will always be my favorite place to live. Feel free to comment or subscribe to my blog for more. Adios!

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Welcome to 2o17

Greetings from Mexico,

Today I have officially been living in Mexico City for a little over a month which seems to feel like an eternity. I really enjoy living here and my Spanish is improving slowly but surely. It is very surprising how much you can still survive without knowing the language proficiently. Anyway, I have no idea where the next months will bring me but I will keep you updated. Much love. Xoxo.

-Alanna

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Mexico? Life?

Hello hello!

How is everyone? Good? Living? Recently I spoke of how I really don’t know what I’m doing. I had a thought of moving to Mexico…then an issue arose. I found it is very hard for people/Americans to find a job there and if they do it probably won’t pay well. You usually do not see Americans going to work in Mexico because of this issue. Mostly for vacation. The cost of living in DF is kind of high compared to other places in Mexico. You can relate it to living in Los Angeles but with its own spin. My job hunt ended rather…well you can say disappointing. For now I think my best bet will just be visiting as much as I can. Maybe, live there for a short period of time. Who knows!

Thought of the day: just because things don’t work out, doesn’t mean you should give up.

-Alanna

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Send my love? 

Hello, hello! 

Let me just say me:0 tequila:1 haha. Yesterday, I went out with my cousin and let’s just say it was interesting. My soul hurts from the drastic amounts of beer and tequila I had. We were at a house party then at 2am went to a dance club. My skills dancing to salsa are about as good as a baby learning how to walk..rough. Reggaeton yeah that’s easy. I ended up  arriving home around 6am. I had fun and enjoyed my crazy antics haha. 

Yesterday, I also went to the zoo with my family. It was ok there the animals looked very poorly taken care off. But dang lets just say there is some handsome looking Mexicans haha. Just had to point that out. If you ever come to Mexico make sure to go to Chapultepec. It is amazing with many things to do. You’ll see the river clowns, vendors, paddle boats, and much more. Also I held that yesterday hahah!!!😱

Hot Tamale 

I almost died today….

Okay not really. I felt like I was going to though. Today I climbed my first mountain in Tepoztlan, Mexico. It was one of the most difficult things I have done. But I was very proud when I got to the top because a part of me wanted to give up, but I didn’t. And you know it was all worth it. On top of the mountain you will find a pyramid which is pretty awesome. I proceeded to sit on top of the pyramid which over looks the whole city. 

I made the conclusion that people are so into their technology taking selfies and trying to take the perfect picture they don’t stop and really take in the true beauty. I believe a photo will never justify the true beauty of what you’re actually seeing in person. So, I sat there looking at the small city below and thought how beautiful this is and how blessed I am. I felt at peace and really happy I couldn’t help but smile. This experience here and in Mexico is something I will never forget. 

Alanna❤️

Enchanted 

Hello lovely people! 

What have I been up to? Other than eating a lot of tacos, frijoles, carne asada, eggs, pastel, and surprisingly eat a large amount of cereal, not much. On Friday we went to Coyoacán and went running. Today, we went to some lovely canals in the town I’m not even going to say; otherwise I’ll butcher it. Here you ride down the canal in a very colorful boat. Families, couples, and young people getting plastered. Mariachis and vendors also pass by. What I was really thinking is how those drunk people get off of the boat? You have to walk across multiple boats to get off. I would probably fall in but hey maybe they are more skilled who knows. Hahah. Here in this town it was so packed! And a large amount of garbage. I did really enjoy the boat ride it was very relaxing. 

Tomorrow we are going hiking to see another pyramid. And I should probably sleep but who does that? One thing some men here in Mexico are very handsome. The issue is many are very short. Ohh I forgot the other day I tried a taco with cow tongue, you know wasn’t my favorite. Well good night! 

Let’s Salsa?

Today started out normally. I awoke to Spanish music and said buenos días to my grandmother. Fast forward to about 3 pm. We go to a part of Mexico City called Coyoacán a stunningly beautiful place. Rich history and easy going people. The smell of fresh baked bread and pastries. 

After this we went to my aunts sisters house. She told me my husband speaks English and thought instaneously awesome! His English was very good and he could understand me clearly. He told me here the culture is very different than in America I told him yes there is many large differences. He told me one day I need to come back to Mexico and go backpacking. To see the rich culture and different beauty’s of Mexico. I told him about the hardships I had in the beginning getting used to this new culture and he understood my difficulties. He invited me to go to a baila on Friday or next Friday. Mentioning to be prepared as you will be up all night. 

He told me how quinces here are very popular parties and there can be up to 1,000 people in the street where the party is being hosted, which is usually directly outside the house. I enjoy the people here as they are much more welcoming. You could be a complete stranger yet they will make you feel very comfortable. Lol also today I met some Americans and one asked me so do you know some Mexican? I laughed I told her you mean Spanish? She said ohh yeah…sometimes Americans are too much haha. Well I’ll try to post pictures tomorrow. Much love! 

Alanna