"I’M IN LOVE WITH CITIES I’VE NEVER BEEN TO AND PEOPLE I’VE NEVER MET.” Author and YouTube sensation, John Green, was once wrongly attributed to having written this quote in his book 'Paper Towns.' Even so, the romantic quote caught...
In an ongoing series, our writer Tina reflects on her life lessons as an expat in Mexico. Here are lessons 34 - 36. Check out the others here. This has been a busy month! I am way overdue for a...

¿De Donde Eres?

  Eh-REs Quoo-BAH-nah. A voice called out. It was the typical accent here, but I still needed practice registering the sounds as words. “Oh” I finally realized. “¿Eres Cubana?” Are you Cuban? I didn’t answer fast enough. SLAP! Went her chancleta...
Mention the words "honeymoon island" to anyone and what is the first place everyone thinks of? St. Lucia, right? Various prestigious travel magazines and websites have billed St. Lucia as the most popular honeymoon spot in the world. Other...
February has ended and Colimenses can now close the book on one of the highpoints of the Colima social calendar. The city of Villa de Alvarez initiates the festival season with the 160-year-old "Festejos (festival) Charrotaurinos (rodeo competitors)." These...
In an ongoing series, our writer Tina reflects on her life lessons as an expat in Mexico. Here are lessons 31 - 33. Check out the others here. Well, I said I would try to post last week and it...
What Is Soul Food? Pozole is soul food. Of course this category of cuisine is not limited to African Americans. On the contrary, every ethnic group has its own soul food. Growing up I remember internecine family wars over potato...
In an ongoing series, our writer Tina reflects on her life lessons as an expat in Mexico. Here are lessons 28 - 30. Check out the others here. Things have been pretty busy around here the last few weeks, between...
The Netherlands is really really great... “Make America first, but Netherlands second,” that's what comedian and social commentator, Arjen Lubach preached to millions this week on his show Zondag met Lubach. In spite of the disturbing news coming out of...
Friends, I'm here to tell you something that you absolutely must put on your bucket list today: Kayaking in Bio Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico. Do it! Go write it down, I'll wait. Is it on your list now? Good. Let me tell...

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