Our 3rd month in Mexico has come and gone, and it’s beginning to feel like time is flying by down here. We kicked off this month with a quick visit from my favorite Italian yoga teacher, Elisa, who flew through Mexico City en route back to Canada to see Maluma in concert. We discovered an amazing new restaurant in our neighborhood and had a really fun night at the concert.
We spent Christmas in San Miguel de Allende, a cute colonial town about 5 hours northwest of Mexico City. We took the bus there to save time and money, but ended up waiting over 1.5 hours for our bus to arrive! I think we learned our lesson about traveling at Christmas. Nevertheless, San Miguel didn’t disappoint. It’s famous for the beautiful pink parroquia in the main square, it’s quaint cobblestone streets, and the rolling hills and colorful houses. We took a ton of photos and had a really relaxing couple of days wandering the streets of San Miguel.
The Christmas season is always a little bit hard to be away for. It’s a choice I’ve made the last few years, but it doesn’t seem to get any easier with time. Fortunately, I have Ryan to celebrate with and we’ve made some nice traditions of our own, including getting our favorite holiday beverages from Starbucks!
We rang the New Year in back in Mexico City on the couch watching movies and drinking wine. We had big plans to head out to see the fireworks, but who can say no to pjs and wine?!
We had a visit from our travel blogger friends Nate & Nathan who we spent our weekend exploring and eating our way through Mexico City with. It was awesome to have friends in town and to get to do a little bit more exploring in this city we now call home.
We had an awesome expat get together with some other friends at one of our favorite places in Roma Sur, Comedor de los Milargros, and were able to take Nathan for a coffee in the Sears building with the best view of Palacia de Bella Artes.
A few days after they left, we headed to Guadalajara for a night before making our way down to Ajijic, which is a tiny town filled with expats on Lago Chapala. We stayed with our friends Jake and Michelle and their 2 toddlers, Henley and Jagger. We met them in Bali last year and have stayed in touch since then. Jake and Michelle are super inspiring people and parents and it was really fun to spend a weekend hanging out with them.
Over the last few weeks, the pollution in Mexico City has gotten really intense and it was also great to escape that for a couple of days and breathe in some fresh, lakeside air. When people said dry season, they meant dry season – send rain vibes our way so we can clear out the air!
Despite the fact that we still have 4 more months in Mexico City, we already have plans for when we head back home to Canada this summer. We signed a 5 month lease in Canmore at the place we stayed last summer! As much as I love Mexico City life, I cannot wait to take a proper bath and wash dishes using a dishwasher.
Since the start of 2018, we’ve been really busy with work! It’s been really fun watching my yoga business grow over the last year, and even seeing growth in the last month. I finished up a client website project, announced a business of yoga retreat I’ll be co-hosting in Nicaragua in April, and have a number of projects on the go and in the pipeline.
In the next month, we’ll be taking a trip to Acapulco for a conference and for my birthday, as gearing up for a vacay in Panama! Of course, we’ll be continuing to explore Mexico City and the surrounding area, trying new restaurants and doing new things.