Saturday, June 10, 2006

Alisa in Mexico-land













Title: Through the Looking Glass
Type of website: Blog
Excellent source of...: Insight into life of an US expatriate married to a Mexican national and living in the suburbs of Mexico City.

This is what blogs were invented for. Alisa Cooper is recently married to a Mexican man and lives with him outside of Mexico City. She seems to have plenty of time to enjoy her life there and lets us share in the pleasure by writing copiously about it. Not only is she incredibly observant but she has the fortunate position of being married to a Mexican who appears to have an established career, family and circle of friends. Her powers of observation and her penchant for writing provide her readers with birds eye view of her rich and varied experiences in her new life with her husband.

One minute, Alisa will be talking about the World Cup and comparing it to the upcoming Mexican presidential elections. The next minute she will be extolling the virtues of paint and colors. And even though we live in different parts of Mexico (when she's enjoying freshly picked apples, we're feasting on freshly picked mangoes), so many things are similar. One of her entries about the difficulty in paying the monthly phone, water and electric bills on time because the postman can't seem to distinguish between their #73 house and the #73 house three doors down on the same street made me chuckle. Que tipico!

Though Alisa has only been blogging since January 2006, she is incredibly prolific and I haven't even begun to make a dent. I've read enough to know that there is treasure there, though, so I encourage you to dig in and enjoy!

7 comments:

Brenda said...

Hi, just found this site this a.m., I read a lot of blogs about Mexico; but you have some listed that I had never found. Thanks for the extra reading material.

Ellen Fields said...

Thanks, Brenda. Feel free to write in and suggest some good ones. I know there are more out there!!

Brenda said...

Hi, here are a few of the blogs that I read regularly:
http://billiemercer.blogspot.com/
http://www.vivaveracruz.com/blog/
http://tzurumutaro2.blogspot.com/
http://www.felipeandclaudine.blogspot.com/
http://perrobailarin.typepad.com/
http://mylifeinchacala.blogspot.com/
There are also some listed on my blog. A very diverse bunch!
I would be interested in any blogs you come across from people living in Sonora; as that is where I will be living. So far I haven't come across any.
Brenda

Brenda said...

Hi, there are some links to blogs on the side panel of my blog. I have more to add, this will happen when I get more time. LOL
I have never come across any blogs from Sonora (where I will be living),if you ever come across one I sure would be interested in the link.
Happy reading, bye for now. Brenda

harvestmoon said...

Oh my goodness! I've added her to my personal links and will add her to the blogroll. She is a wonderful writer and I love her peeks into life in Mexico. Being on the move really removes us so very much from the real Mexican experience; it is lovely to read what could be for us. We're getting very close to settling here...maybe Patzcuaro...

harvestmoon said...

Oh, I forgot, I was reading Rollybrook last night and did you notice all the blogs he lists?

I simply cannot get enough of Dona Marta's kitchen...

Ellen Fields said...

Thanks EVERYONE for your suggestions and comments. I promise to go to all these blogs over the coming weeks and collect them here. Your contribution is helping us make this THE site for all us English speakers who love Mexico!