fuckyeahmexico

quirky-oats:

Massive Attack making a statement, at their presentation in México City , about the students massacre in Guerrero .October 10th 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/10/11/in-mexico-mass-kidnapping-and-slaying-of-students-in-iguala-brings-outrage-and-protests-against-gangs-and-government/

smartgirlsattheparty

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you." - Frida Kahlo

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you." - Frida Kahlo

Bosque de San Juan de Aragón

Mere meters away from where I am staying in D.F. lays this sprawling green, brown and gray public park that spans a fair portion of Delegacion Madero, at least two Metro stations in length. Around four pm this afternoon I set out to see it all but only succeeded in encountering at least half. There really is a great deal going on, even though dilapidated might the only apt adjective to describe the majority of the attractions. Besides grabbing tacos, hamburguesas, ice creams and fruit on a stick at any of the little stand you can also visit the zoo, use the extensive jogging path, rent multiperson bikes, sit on burlap sacks and scoot down a seriously high superslide, take a horse ride, visit the gardens, exercise or just make out with your significant other under a tree.

The weather was warm but threateningly muggy, clouds of bruised hues swirled overhead as little bugs ran into my eyes and mouth. With a great deal of stop and gawks it took me about an hour and half to walk the circumference while much more motivated joggers swept on past me. Perhaps next time I’ll join them.

For some persons there exists an organic harmony between all matter and all activity, whose discovery is the purpose of their lives and whose evidence, being inexhaustible, can only be selected by the good judgement and perpetual curiosity of the individual… These persons are the traveling species.
Robert Byron, from First Russia, Then Tibet: Travels through a Changing World

randomessiest asked:

Hey, I was just wondering how long you'll be in Mexico and how this whole thing started. How many places are you going to visit in Mexico? I'm curious!

I guess you could say this started last year when I dropped out of an overpriced liberal arts university and decided to trade the classroom for rundown buses, misunderstood translations and street stewed food that leaves a mark. But honestly, this travel bug has been with me since birth. As for the Mexico leg of this lifelong journey, I’ve been here off and on since March 2014 and I plan to be here for at least the rest of the year-federales permitting. As for how many places I’m going to visit… ALL OF THEM.

Thanks for the curiosity!

Cuando el sol se despide en D.F.

Still busting my hump looking for employment, today I knocked on doors all through la Reforma hoping that some employer wouldn’t care too much about, oh I don’t know, a valid working visa. After a few hours I threw copies of my CV into the wind, hoping fate isn’t too busy to help out this pobrecita. As the sun said goodbye and the rain came out to play a friend and I ditched the search and ducked in to an inexpensive pulqueria to gossip about world peace, boys and tacos.