I’d like to start posting interviews with other foreigners and expats living here. For the first one, I’ll start with myself:

  1. How long have you been in Puebla? Since 2007.
  2. Why did you decide to move here? Because I had studied abroad here, I already had some job contacts, so I decided to see if I could start my English-teaching career in Puebla.
  3. What are you doing now? I teach English and English Literature.
  4. What do you find difficult about living here? Getting anything done that involves paperwork, but especially anything that involves the bank (and paperwork).
  5. What do you really like about it? The laidback attitude, the family culture, the food, and the sightseeing.
  6. What advice would you give to someone wanting to move here? Make sure you’ve got your important documents apostilled and notarized, and that you know where you’ll live and how you’ll be getting your visa. Also, brush up on your Spanish.
  7. Favorite food here? Pretty much all of it except anything made with sheep or goat meat.
  8. Favorite drink? Rompope is really nice. And non-alcoholic “Rusas,” which are made with Squirt, lime juice, ice, chile powder, and a stick of candied tamarind, and “tepache,” fermented pineapple juice that is best served ice cold with chile and lime, will taste like glory on a hot day.
  9. Favorite activity? Sightseeing
  10. Favorite place? The mountains of Popocatépetl, Iztaccíhuatl, and La Malinche
  11. Favorite holiday? Day of the Dead and Christmas
Walking my dogs at a park.

Walking my dogs at the Ecoparque Metropolitano.