The cake house is the house I stayed at with the whole family. It is big, made of wood, and full of windows and painted tile floors. The wind pulled off some of the hinged windows, and the house is on the verge of falling apart.
Puerto Progreso, Meeting the Family April 7th 2009 This morning I took a taxi to the bus station, then had a 30 minute bus ride to Puerto Progresso and took another taxi to the city's famous "casa de pastel" or "cake house." I didn't know what to expect the cake house to be - was it an old bakery? No, it was a big white house on the beach that looked like a three layered cake! Family friends of my boyfriend, Rita, Adonai, and their whole family ... read more
North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Progreso The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
Experiencing new places has and will continue shaped who I am. I love to discover how other people live and incorporate what I can into the amalgamation of cultures I live in. I've moved around quite a bit throughout my life and will probably continue to do so for a while. I'm especially trying to find out about local history and culture through food and drink. Enjoy and learn from my stories, and send me some feedback!
(You probably can't make out the words in my profile photo, but I'm standing with one foot on each side of the US-Mexico border here... apparently I have a lot of these ph... full info