The last month has flown by and it feels surreal that we’ve already been in Mexico for 2 months!
Shortly after we passed the 1 month mark of being in Mexico, we moved into our new apartment, where we’ll be living for the next 6 months. It has been so nice to unpack fully and to know that we don’t have to move again until mid-May. After a crazy busy last year of travel, Ryan and I have both been craving been a bit more settled.
We had our first visitors this month! My yoga teacher friend, Elisa, was in Mexico and made a 3-day trip up to Mexico City. We had an awesome weekend exploring the city, going to museums, and going out to visit the ruins in Teotihuacan. They were a lot more impressive than I had imagined them being!
We also took our first weekend trip away, and went to Merida for 3 days to see our travel blogger friend, Nathan. Merida has better weather and is cheaper than Mexico City, so we had a great weekend eating and drinking around way through the town and getting to know a couple other expats in the area. We also got to spend an afternoon at the beach! I forgot how much I miss relaxing at the beach!
We’ve gotten into a pretty solid routine since being here. Our apartment is about a 20 minute walk to the WeWork co-working space that we work at, and we spend most of our days there. Saturday’s tend to be mostly work days as well (although I usually work from home), and Sunday’s are always a day for exploring! We’ve had a chance to visit a number of awesome neighborhoods in Mexico City, and I continue to be amazed by how expansive and impressive this city is.
Last weekend, we went to an outdoor music festival where we saw a ton of different Reggaeton artists play, and this weekend we have tickets for Maluma AND Star Wars! There is never a shortage of things to do here.
We’ve also had 2 friends pass through town that we’ve had the chance to meet up with and it’s been awesome to have a bit more social time this month, since our first month here we really didn’t hang out with anyone except ourselves.
We’ve also made friends with 2 expats who live near to us and myself and my new friend, Ben, have started taking morning yoga. It’s a great little donation studio in the neighborhood with awesome teachers, and it’s been a fun way to practice my Spanish.
My Spanish feels very hit or miss. One moment I feel like I could take over the world, and the next I feel like a total dunce. I am taking regular lessons online twice a week, and it’s helping my speaking. We returned to a restaurant that we visited early in our time in Mexico City and I realized that the Spanish menu was much more understandable the second time around, so I think I’m making some progress, albeit slow!
When people ask me how Mexico City is, they seem to be surprised that it feels so normal. It is honestly so easy and pleasant to live here though. It’s a lot more affordable, the culture is super chill, and the city has everything I could ever want!
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve noticed a drop in temperature and I’ve had to start wearing more than Birkenstocks and a t-shirt out during the day. It’s funny to see the local people bundled up parkas with toques and mitts and scarves, whereas a light jacket feels like plenty to me.
As usual, work has been busy! M.B.Om is growing like crazy and I’m currently working on a client website project that will wrap up before the new year. The Yoga Lounge is busy for the holiday season and I’m currently covering another studio manager’s vacation and taking on extra hours. Praxis is also growing like crazy and I’m loving meeting new participants each week. The World Wanderers has continued to grow slowly but surely, and although Ryan and I have both took a small step back from it to work on other projects, we are still really enjoying our online community and getting to know our listeners a bit better.
We’re both taking a few days off for Christmas and going up to San Miguel de Allende for a mini-vacation, before heading back to Mexico City for New Years.
Stay tuned for more Mexican adventures!