We've been taking classes at Frida Spanish School for a week and I can happily say we're fluent now. Yes, we're that smart.

Ok… Not really. But it has been going really well for both of us. We took a test the first day and were placed into classes according to our appropriate levels. Auston and I are in different classes but we both have excellent teachers. Our classmates are from all over the world (France, Germany, Brazil, Korea, Japan, etc). It definitely makes for an interesting four hours of class.

We're also staying with a host family while at the school. We live with a wonderful woman named Araceli or Ara as we call her. She has been very helpful giving us advice on how to get around in the city and what to do around the area. She's also very patient with us as we attempt to speak our butchered Spanish to her. She has a 3 bedroom home and we each have our own room.

Auston's room


David's room


Anyway, this is what a typical day looks like for us while we're in Mexico City studying Spanish for 2 weeks.

Every morning we wake up and Ara has a delicious (and healthy) breakfast waiting for us on the table.



After we wash our dishes, we finish getting ready and head to class.


We catch a small bus a couple blocks away. It usually takes us about 40 min to get there. Traffic is terrible! Auston forgot to do his homework one day and quickly finished it on the bus. Reminds me of high school!


Then we have 4 hours of Spanish class.


In the evenings we'll either do homework, hand wash some clothes and/or go out to eat if we don't feel like cooking.



And of course we also spend some time sterilizing a few bottles of water for the day. Auston bought us an awesome sterilizer that uses UV light so we don't have to buy bottled water every day.


22 Comments on “A Day in Our Life in Mexico City”

  1. slingsilva says:

    Ah! Reminds me of Cuernavaca. That is SOOOO COOL to go back to Mexico and have a similar host family/class experience. You guys have got it figured out. What an awesome adventure! I would love to do that some day. Glad to see that it’s just as fun (if not more) the second time around. Buenas suerte con todo!

    1. davidsbrown says:

      It’s way better the second time! I love traveling on my own. Although you know I had a blast on our last trip to Cuernavaca! You should definitely come back and study Spanish again. So worth it. By the way, I don’t suppose you remember which pyramid ruins we saw when we were here? I just got back from Teotihuacan today and remembered that we also saw another site. But I don’t remember the name! Didn’t we go to 2 ruins?

      1. slingsilva says:

        We saw Xoxicalco (They were mayan ruins) and Teopanzolco (the little pyramid). Don’t ask me how i remember Xoxicalco, lol, but i had to google to find Teopanzolco.

        1. davidsbrown says:

          I thought it was Xoxicalco! I defnitifely want to go back there then. Hopefully I’ll have time. Thanks for the help!

  2. Auntie Patty says:

    You look so happy! Don’t forget, melons are so high in water content it is like drinking unfiltered water. Cuidado!

    1. davidsbrown says:

      Good to know! I was unaware. Could explain some of our bowel movements…

  3. Molly Helbig says:

    I LOVE IT!!!! I am gonna happily follow your travels. I loved Mexico City. We stayed in the Zona Rosa at a B&B that was amazing…can’t remember the name though. Was supposed to be there for 9 days and extended to 14. Such a great time in that city…….Enjoy!

    1. davidsbrown says:

      Yea, La Zona Rosa is great! We’ve spent a fair amount of time there. I can see why 9 days just isn’t enough!

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