Back in the historic center, one of the most visible sites is the 15–16th century Templo de Santo Domingo with its hypnotizing Baroque façade and its adjacent botanical garden that houses a collection of plants that are native to Oaxaca (yep, the same one I couldn't get into).
After many, many steps down that slightly slippery and questionable staircase, you're greeted by a beautiful cavern and deep-blue water. It's just incredible to look at! The water is so crystal clear, it's hypnotizing. This cenote is perfect for snorkeling as it's the deepest of the three in the area.
Hello, y'all! The blog liveeees. First off, I want to mention that people all over Texas are still recovering from the winter storm crisis last week and we should still be on the lookout for those mutual aid organizations and funds going around and donating if we can (or sharing if we can't donate). If … Continue reading Kendall Jenner Can Miss Me With Her 818 Tequila | A Rant
It was pure euphoria — losing your group of friends in the crowd, putting up with shitty weather and the ever-present mud, dancing with people who were blasted out of their minds, indulging in overpriced food, and submitting yourself to using port-a-potties.
And I was absolutely correct. The rest of the trip was a the perfect spring escape for me — it had unforgettable times with friends, delectable food, fruity frozen drinks at cute bars, a slight allergic reaction to who knows what that caused my eyes to get a little swollen, me slouching in front of millennial art at SFMoMA, a life-changing moment, and puppies!
Anyway, I'm back with another social-distanced activity! I did some internet sleuthing and hashtag stalking to put together this list of murals of El Paso, Texas. Then, I took two days to visit these murals, capture some photos and video, and get dehydrated AF while riding scooters around Downtown (goddamn, it was HAWT).
I take a couple of steps into the back room where the mural is and my eyes immediately go to the back corner. It's dark, but not dark enough to save my eyes from fully catching an older woman and her man ... how do I put this? Well ... he was ... going to town. Yes, that town.
It's 8:30 a.m. and you have a buffet of pan dulce, fruit, coffee, juice, hot chocolate made with Chocolate Abuelita and even papas locas at your disposal. I'm literally salivating just remembering this. Then, it's 9 a.m. and you're in a comfy ass bus with ... just wait ... an OPEN BAR.
So, after not seeing my friend Jaz since February, and knowing that both of us have been responsible and safe, we decided to hike Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site on a lovely Saturday morning. And honestly, it turned out to be a great possible activity for people looking for something to do during the pandemic in El Paso, Texas.
Chaotic is the main word that comes to mind when I try to describe what the better part of 2020 has felt like. Adjusting to the new normal has been quite the ride. Between convincing myself that I have COVID-19 probably at least four times throughout the last few months (it was anxiety) and arguing with people in my DMs about some "all lives matter" bullshit, I've been trying harder to actively become a better human.