Thursday, July 23, 2009

Settled In

So, I'm all settled in, living in a decent studio near my university, Tec de Monterrey - Campus Ciudad de Mexico. Mexico City has 14 boroughs (take that New York) and I live in Tlalpan, one of 20 million 'chilangos' for the moment. The campus is really nice but unfortunately it's superrrr far south in the city. Most of the fun places in town (the Polanco and Condesa neighborhoods) are in the northwest and take a lil over an hour to get to by the train (and I don't have a car!!!). Taxis home are probably $15-$20 US from that area, at least quite a bit cheaper than Chicago for how long of a drive it is. It's illegal to have someone drive my car down for me, but maybe I'll drive it down myself after this semester. Ha, or find a BFF that lives near me and has a car! (Think MTV would give me a reality show for that?)

I've met a few cool people here, but unfortunately some live really far away. Hopefully I'll meet some cool people in my classes. They start in a little over 2 weeks. My classes are Mon-Thur night from 6:30-10, and I'll be helping professors most mornings doing research, so I def will be busy Mondays through Thursdays.

I've done a couple interviews to get a test-prep job teaching SAT or GRE courses, so hopefully that can fit in my schedule somewhere.

Welp, I wanted to move to Mexico for a couple years, so I'm glad I did it. It is kind of strange being here, and I'm not certain if I'll stay here for the entire 2-year Master's degree, but at least I went through with something I wanted to do.

Saludos. BTW I'm on twitter at


  1. I think you will like Coyoacan another great neighborhood in DF, not too far from Tlalpan relatively speaking. Go on a Sunday afternoon for people watching. And enter Casa Azul (Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo lived there, now a museum). You will find good Veracruz coffee in Coyoacan too. And Coyoacan's market is something to see (Barbacoa at least on Sundays).

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