February 19, 2014

weekend in mexico city


Greetings, earthlings! Josh and I traveled to Mexico City last weekend for a quick getaway, timed with a work trip for Josh. On an unrelated note, I’m a sicky-poo today (read: bathroom time galore), so I’ll keep this brief. Things we did and my thoughts on ‘em: Exhibit on “Fear” at a city university. Rating: […]

February 3, 2014

monterrey: is it safe?

Much like Senegal, that title is likely the number-one question we get about our new home. As I’m still new here, I hesitate to give advice that’s too definitive, but in general, I’d answer that question with a “yes.” Google Monterrey and violence and you’ll likely come up with some scary headlines. It’s true that […]

January 30, 2014

new city, new everything

clean dogs

I arrived! The Spanish test was miraculously passed. My junk was packed up and shipped out. I’m finally in Monterrey…and unsure how to write this blog post. Monterrey is a lovely, lovely place. Dakar will always hold a special place in my heart and I loved it dearly, but as far as conventional “niceness” of […]

September 23, 2013

it’s been a long time


We shouldn’t have left you without a dope beat to step to. Major useless bonus points if you caught that song reference. I left Dakar, Senegal, in March – which, not coincidentally, is the last time I blogged. Since then, I’ve been back in the nation’s capital, vainly trying to forget my French and learn […]

March 20, 2013

flying your pets to and from dakar


My two chiens mean the world to me. I happen to think they’re pretty adorable. Sending the dogs to and from Dakar was by FAR the most stressful part of our African adventure. None of our belongings mattered compared to these two. Here is some brief information of how we brought them along, just so […]

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