When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I was traumatized by a whale. Not a real whale, but an enormous illustration of a whale that engulfed my little body, complete with whale sounds that seemingly came out of nowhere. Overwhelming for me, hilarious to my parents. The awesome exhibit was at The Witte… Continue reading Where Nature, Science, and Culture Meet – The Witte Museum in San Antonio, TX
Walking around the busy but beautiful Centro Histórico in Oaxaca is so easy, safe, and fun to do. We walked about a mile from our first Airbnb to the city center every day, and really enjoyed seeing the mountains in the distance, small restaurants and shops lining the streets, and tourists and locals everywhere. We… Continue reading Colorful Oaxaca, Mexico – a Photo Story
Día de los Muertos is a two-day celebration in Mexico to show love and respect for deceased family members. The holiday is on November 1st and 2nd, and we made sure to be in Oaxaca, Mexico to celebrate since the town is known for a festive celebration. The centerpiece of the holiday is an ofrenda… Continue reading Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico
Museo Soumaya is a free art museum that is absolutely gorgeous on the outside, and full of amazing art on the inside. There are 6 floors full of historical coins and money, religious artifacts, a whole floor of ivory carvings, impressionist paintings, art by Rodin, and more. We only visited 3 floors (we really wanted… Continue reading Museo Soumaya in Mexico City – A Great Place for Art and Walking into Walls
Four backpacks, four pairs of shoes, a handful of shirts each, and lots of Tylenol and allergy meds. Narrowing down what we're taking with us was difficult, but a pretty fun challenge. We're looking forward to cooler weather, delicious food, local culture, and new scenery. Mexico, here we come!