Rollin’ like a Zombie: CDMX

Everyone hates a clique: until they are allowed into it. Roller Derby is as empowering as everyone says (if they know what it is) but, it’s not so progressive that it avoids the Hollywood ‘Mean Girls’ trope.  You can strap on your skates and choose a life of laps. Hits. Falls. Repeats. You can marvel […]

A day in Tepoztlán: A Pueblo Magico

Tepoztlán was our first encounter with a ‘Pueblo Magico’. The arrival wasn’t as whimsical as we might have imagined; we were unceremoniously dumped out of the bus on the hard shoulder of the motorway and left gobsmacked on a grass verge! Only 3 other people had got off with us; all of them had marched […]

Making it as a Local in Mexico City (more specifically, Tlalpan, but nobody knows where that is!)

After I found out I had secured my first international teaching post, at La Escuela De Lancaster, in Mexico City; I didn’t think, “what about the cartel?” (unlike every other person I told). The first matter I wanted to tackle was, ‘how am I going to fit in?’. Tlalpan, the borough of D.F. (District Federal) was not going […]

Backpacking Can Be Disheartening (OR: How White Privilege and Entitlement Can Ruin Travelling)

  WARNING: If you voted for Trump you will not appreciate this post, you might as well just leave. Byeeeeee.   2012 was a better year to be British than 2018. I didn’t know that at the time. I was demoralised by a coalition of idiots running the country and frustrated by the audacity to […]