Although I am not THE blonde abroad, I am A blonde abroad – a solo female traveler that spent three months backpacking through South East Asia. Now, I am a semi-expat living in Oaxaca, Mexico and encouraging others to embrace the gap year.
The mezcal boom can be felt throughout Mexico, but Oaxaca still represents the mecca of the mezcal pilgrimage. From top-bartenders and bar owners to casual mezcal drinkers, people from all over the world now flock in Oaxaca to see the place that their favorite spirit first started from. Mezcal used to be considered a boot-leg […]
Journal Entry: How do you write about travel when nearly all occurrences are chance encounters… or at least the best ones are. To explain to a person the love complete strangers show you, opening their homes and their hearts after knowing you for mere minutes. Making food, breaking bread, celebrating with drinks – salud! I’ve […]
Last weekend was the annual Carnaval de San Martin Tilcajete, one of the few indigenous traditions that remain in Oaxaca. While I had no previous knowledge of the carnaval, I was pleasantly surprised to be a part of it. After taking to my favorite research partner, Google, I was left with little information on the […]