Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!
Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.
Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Mexico City:
One of the greatest differences between my old life in New York and my current one in Mexico is the change of pace. Chilangos (slang for Mexico City resident) are much more relaxed than New Yorkers, less likely to get angry, and walk so much slower! The sense of history here, both Aztec and Spanish, is palpable, and I think that accounts for some of the laid-back attitudes. Time is experienced as a long arc, so why rush? (The phrase ‘Time is Money’ seems ridiculous here.)
One adjustment I’ve had to make is to the pace of life: I’ve had to slow down and not rush, as New Yorker’s are prone to do. If I don’t get on this metro, another will come. And getting used to the idea that social gatherings do not have an “end” time.