Friday, January 24, 2014

le mexique

Tell someone you're going to Mexico, and s/he'll probably hear you're vacationing with sand and sun soon. Most south-of-the-border trips are that simple. This one's different special though. My parents and I are visiting my dad's hometown; my dad's small, rural hometown tucked beside the Sierra de Mazamitía in the Mexican state of Jalisco. I haven't been there in 15 years.
We're escaping a snowy New York to spend a week at my grandparents' house. I distinctly remember milking cows with my dad and abuelo upon waking, retrieving fresh eggs from the coop, helping my grandmother make tortillas, and playing along the canal with my cousins. I'm excited to (again) experience the festive reunion in San Francisco. Wish me luck with, por favor! Living in Paris hasn't exactly helped my Spanish... at all :). See you in February with photos of our beach-less Mexican getaway.


  1. Diviértete muchísimo!!! "My" Mexico is also not the beach Mexico, and I have always have to explain to people that it's not even hot there (Puebla). :-) Enjoy your visit!

  2. I know what you mean...I lived in Cuernavaca (in the state of Morelos) for a period after graduating from college and in high school I did an exchange program in Querétaro. While I have done the sun and beach thing in Mexico, my heart is in the interior part of the country.

  3. Haha, milking cows sounds like here :) Will be waiting to see your photos, I've never been to Mexico but it's on my list!

    1. I hope you make it there! What a beautiful country and lifestyle. Adding pictures soon :)

  4. I hope you had (are having???) a fantastic time! It sounds idyllic :)


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