Until Your Mom Stops Sending Checks…

Good Morning Mexico!

Good Morning Mexico!

“How long are you in Mexico?”

Me:  I’m not sure, maybe one more month. 

“That is fantastic!  Isn’t it great here?”

Me:  Absolutely, we love it!  The weather is amazing, the people are incredibly friendly, and the cost of living is so agreeable.  What more could you ask for?


But… What about Health Insurance?!?!

Cost of Health Care“We have the results in from the chest X-ray. Please give us a call as soon as possible so we can discuss next steps.”  A call to my doctor informed me that I might have a growth on my heart.  “Or it could be an issue with the film, we can’t be sure.  The best thing to do right now is come in for another X-ray.” (more…)


An hour bus ride outside of Mexico City sit the remains of a 2000 year old city, Teotihuacan.  Predating the Aztec empire by 1000 years or more, the people of Teotihuacan believed that the universe and man originated from a cave under the city.  Temples to various gods were constructed along the 2 mile long Avenue of the Dead, with the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon being the largest.


Culture Collision

The process of becoming immersed in another culture and a new language certainly results in learning about the culture and language, as well as increased independence and  self confidence.  It is nearly impossible to travel intentionally, with its continual stretching of comfort zones, and not grow in some way.

For those open to it, there is something even more valuable: it will challenge unconscious assumptions about your own culture and personal values.