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Putting My Skills to the Test in Oaxaca

Not long after the sun had set one Friday evening in late May, Leslie and I stumbled wearily out of the Oaxaca international airport and headed toward the taxi stand…

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Chiles and Chapulines

I love gastronomy. Good eating is an obsession of mine, and I’ll freely admit that at times I transcend mere foodie-ness and dabble in food snobbery. As such, I find…

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Tourism and Translation

No soy un guía de turismo, pero interpreto a uno en la televisión. The sentence above is a word-for-word literal translation of the (tweaked-to-fit-the-context) English expression “I’m not a tour…

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Crossing the Conversational Divide

One evening this past August I found myself travel-stained and weary, sitting in a dimly lit living room in Puebla, Mexico. My fiancée, Leslie, and I had spent the majority…

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