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Omg. What a title to type out: ‘Moving to Mexico’.
BTW – I started this series when I began working online and travelling full-time in May 2018. Read my other monthly round-ups here.
Never did I ever expect to be moving to Mexico. In fact, I’ve been thinking about life a lot this month. A few years ago when I worked 9-5 and enjoyed my work and colleagues and London, I never had this on the cards.
I’m not one of those people who quit their job or life because they hated it.
I digress. As usual.
Where was I in October 2019?
I was at home working from my laptop and prepping until the 9th. It was great to be home and see friends and family. But
While I loved being at home, I’m aware that I don’t have a life in England right now. I have friends and family but not an employer, a routine, a favourite coffee shop, a gym. A purpose.
As soon as I set foot on foreign soil, I felt the wind in my sails again; the spark of adventure that’s as much a part of me as my hair and my teeth. My
Welcome to Miami
It was the same price to stop in Miami en route to Mexico City from London as it was to fly direct so I decided to spend 2 days in Miami. I know it’s better for the planet to take one flight but I was curious about this new city with its street art and Hispanic culture. It had been 8 years since my last trip to the States so I thought why not?
There were three main things I wanted to do in Miami: visit Little Havana (the Cuban
Miami was crazy expensive so I was happy to leave!
Well hey, Mexico City!
If you don’t know, this is my base for the next few months before I start on the rest of Latin America. I guess you could call it home for now!
Mexico City was another place I’d
But I didn’t expect the daily downpours or cold temperatures at night. Or the warmth as locals smiled at me for no reason; as an old man held his umbrella over me despite us not being able to communicate. This is why you have to travel – things are never exactly as you expect them.
So far I’ve tried out two cool
Best meal in October
Um, literally every single Mexican dish!
In October I was reading/watching/listening to…
Reading – The Trespasser by Tanya French. Every single one of her books is a nail-biter.
Watching – Narcos Colombia. I won’t be telling any Colombians about this when I visit because I know they hate the fame of Pablo Escobar after all the bad things he did to their country. But I just can’t believe the whole thing is so real and so recent. I’m shocked and fascinated.
Listening to – the She Did She Can podcast recommended by my friend Ellie from the Wandering Quinn.
While I’ll be in Mexico City for the rest of the year, I’m on a fun trip ’til mid-November. I’m currently in another city in southern Mexico called Oaxaca. I knew I wanted to visit this colourful foodie hub anyway but I’ve timed it around the Day of the Dead celebration which is a real bucket list experience I was keen to have in Mexico.
From Oaxaca, I’m headed to a beach town called Puerto Escondido that I’ve heard great things about. It’s been so long since I relaxed on the beach and I can’t wait to do it Mexico-style. With fish tacos.
I’ll be away just under 2 weeks and back in Mexico City mid-November. I’ve booked a month in an Airbnb so I won’t be leaving anytime soon! In fact, I hope to stay in Mexico until March 2020 before making my way into Central America.
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