Mexico is one of my favorite destinations; between trips, I pacify my wanderlust with Mexican travel writing. As an expat lit junkie, I especially enjoy the unique perspective provided by Mexico’s long-time foreign residents. Here’s a list of my favorite Mexpat lit: fiction and nonfiction books about Mexico written by expat authors.

First Stop in the New World: Mexico City, the Capital of the 21st CenturyFirst Stop in the New World: Mexico City, the Capital of the 21st Century

by David Lida (2009)

A must-read if you are going to Mexico City. David Lida is an American journalist and writer who has called the city home since 1990. His writing offers enlightening insights into the Mexican culture and psyche. A fascinating series of chapters riffing on different aspects of life in the capital, from lucha libre to street food to strip clubs. Read More

In June and July 2017 I spent three weeks exploring Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

Itinerary

DayDaytimeNight
1Fly to Vilnius from DüsseldorfVilnius
2VilniusVilnius
3VilniusVilnius
4VilniusVilnius
5Day Trip - TrakaiVilnius
6Travel -> KaunasKaunas
7KaunasKaunas
8Travel -> KlaipedaKlaipeda
9KlaipedaKlaipeda
10Travel -> NidaNida
11NidaNida
12NidaNida
13Travel -> KlaipedaKlaipeda
14Travel -> RigaRiga
15RigaRiga
16RigaRiga
17Day trip - CēsisRiga
18Travel -> TalinnTalinn
19TalinnTalinn
20Day trip - Western EstoniaTalinn
21Day trip - LahemaaTalinn
22Fly from Talinn to Amsterdam
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If you’re like me, you spend too much time on Facebook. Fortunately, you can turn “El Feis,” as it’s known in Mexico, into a learning tool. Follow these Mexican Facebook pages to improve your Spanish and learn about contemporary culture in Mexico.

1. El Deforma

Mexico’s answer to The Onion. Hilarious satirical news site with the latest viral Mexican memes and jokes. (The name is a play on Reforma, one of Mexico’s major newspapers.)

Mexicans have a way of making humor out of tragedy and meme-making has become a popular national pastime. Follow this site to keep your finger on the pulse of Mexican humor. Read More