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San Cristobal de las Casas Spanish place name

What All Those Spanish Place Names Mean

You probably rattle off Spanish place names many times a year, especially if you live in the western USA. But do you know what all those names mean? I’m writing this from Baja (Low), California, where I’m visiting The Capes, The
Guanajuato Mexpatriate view from a rooftop

Living the Mexpat Life

“So what’s it like living there in Mexico?” People in my country of birth ask me this a lot. Usually with a bit of trepidation in their voice, like I’m going to tell them five horrible things that happened to me
Christmas in Mexico

Christmas in Mexico – Familiar, but a Little Different

  After three of them in the states, it’s time for Christmas in Mexico again for me. I’m doing a few American things, like baking Christmas cookies with my daughter, and generally winding down the work for the holidays. So here’s
Insider info on Guanajuato City, Mexico

Some Inside Info on Guanajuato, Mexico

I just moved back to Guanajuato after living there three years on two occasions before with my family. I don’t write about the place all that much on this blog, however. First of all I don’t want to always be talking
Donating what we don't need anymore for a move abroad

The Strange Joy of Shedding Possessions for a Move Abroad

  For the third and probably last time, I am shedding a big percentage of my possessions and am heading out of the country. I am moving abroad with just a few suitcases. The photo above was the scene outside my