Month: December 2013

Southern Christmas

It is hovering around a hundred degrees this week. Spending Christmas in hot weather is even weirder than spending Christmas alone. Growing up in the Midwest, my brothers and I would complain if there wasn’t at least a foot of…

In Argentina

Both Juan and I have histories here in Buenos Aires. Juan lived for several years in the capital after moving from his hometown a few hours south, and I moved here shortly after finishing grad school, four years ago this…

So you live in a van.

  My personal rock-bottom of our journey came in the town of Ajijíc, a charming town filled with American expats on Mexico’s Lake Chapala. After spending a first night in an expensive (450 pesos—almost $40) hotel because I was feeling…