Monday, July 11, 2016

Mexico City Budget

Here's something I haven't done before, or at least, haven't posted before: an itemized budget following a trip. One of the main reasons I picked Mexico City is because it's an inexpensive destination for an American - cheap flights are easy to find and the exchange rate is good. Mexico City suffers less inflation than the more touristy areas of the Riviera Maya, even during touristy times like Spring Break. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

What I Wore: Mexico City Edition


Sometimes, I get a little costume-y when packing for a trip. It's a tendency I have in general, given my love for the visual arts. (When I was in third grade, our class had to dress up as and present what we wanted to be when we grew up - I was a fashion designer.) It's good to be aware of both function and form when you're packing for a trip. You want your clothes to be comfortable and weather-appropriate, but you probably want to look cute for photos as well. Cultural sensitivity is another thing to consider - on one hand, considering how closely you want to comply to local societal norms, and on the other, trying to avoid insulting anyone with cultural appropriation.