Of course, it didn’t take long before the realities of expatting set in, and I began to experience the frustrations of living in a different culture, of not speaking the language, and of not knowing how to do things (while remaining certain that I knew better about how they should be done).  Today, I definitely have a more balanced view of things.  You can’t get through the gauntlet of setting up life in Mexico City without wondering on occasion if you made a big mistake leaving everything you knew behind you.  That said, I cannot deny that I love this city.  Don’t misunderstand – it still drives me absolutely bonkers in so many ways, but it has become home.  Everything that appears in this blog will unavoidably reflect both of those feelings.

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