About

The blog

After many years of thinking about starting a blog, then several months spent looking for a name, then finding one, acquiring a domain, and ultimately a number of weeks spent exploring all corners of the city, I am happy to announce my first blog is finally online.

This blog is not about me. It will however, be a reflection of how I perceive Mexico City, its culture, and its people. For one, its aim is to share with both locals and foreigners living in or traveling to Mexico City, the diverse and fascinating city it is. And probably someday in the future it will serve as an account of my time spent here.

But above all, this place is a platform for all things that celebrate Mexico City’s beautiful imperfection.

The author

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Alexandra was born to a Belgian-Italian mother and a Dutch father. She grew up between Luxembourg and the Netherlands. She is fluent in English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish and is based in Mexico. She also speaks this peculiar language nobody knows exists called Luxembourgish.

She likes to start a million projects, only to realize she can only do about 10. All at the same time, obviously.

She thinks like an artist who has read a few books on economics. About that… she loves to read, but has too little time. She also loves going out, meeting people, hearing random sounds (electronic music for example, or exotic birds singing) and eating delicious food for reasons other than pure survival. What she loves above all though, is discovering every corner, every park and every little neighbourhood cafe. She wants to discover, to learn and ultimately to master.

She loves the thrill.

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. – Jack Kerouac

 

 

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