Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dining in Silicon Valley: Baumé

My brother Kevin has a list of restaurants/joints he needs to hit whenever he visits New York.  We always go to Sushi of Gari for their chirashi, we get a hot dog from Papaya King (we are devoted to Papaya … Continue reading

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End of Year One

One year ago today I left my beloved island of Manhattan and chose to live my life on the road.  Now that I’ve spent a year being homeless I can say with certainty that it was the best decision I … Continue reading

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Last Days in Merida, Mexico

My last week in Mexico came faster than I expected.  We had a few more students at the institute but because of our differing schedules, it felt as if I had the whole school to myself.  With Chris leaving to … Continue reading

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What Can I Get for $1 in Mexico?

There is a lot I can get for $1 USD in Mexico but not everything in this country is cheap.   My first 100 pesos (~$8 USD) went to a telephone card at the Cancun airport.  Telmex, which has a complete … Continue reading

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The Day of the Dead

I was fortunate to be in Puebla 6 years ago on El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), to learn about the rituals and traditions of this important day of remembrance.  The people in Puebla set up … Continue reading

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Perfect Yucatecan Day: Part III (Cenote)

So far my day trip out of Merida was going swimmingly well.  The Bennett family and I started our day with ridiculously good tacos at Wayan’e, which I liked so much that I had an entire post about them.  And … Continue reading

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Perfect Yucatecan Day: Part II (Acanceh and Mayapan)

It is believed that Mayapan was one of the most important Mayan cities, along with Chitzen-Itza and Uxmal.  With ~4,000 structures making up Mayapan, it’s as large as Chitzen-Itza but without Uxmal’s UNESCO World Heritage designation or Chitzen-Itza’s fame as … Continue reading

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