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Frosted Flakes: Boca Chica, Dating In Mexico and Survivor’s Guilt

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Well a lot has happened since the last travel flakes. The Coronavirus has continued to spread with severe outbreaks in Iran, Italy and South Korea. It’s making a big dent in the travel industry and even led to the a last-minute cancellation of one of the world’s largest travel conferences (ITB Berlin) which is supposed to get under way yesterday. Have you or anyone you know had to cancel any travel plans this year because of the Coronavirus?

If you also told me three weeks ago I’d have a Mexican girlfriend, I wouldn’t have believed you. She doesn’t speak any English and my Spanish speaking level is lower intermediate. It’s been quite a challenge. We still manage to communicate pretty well but I admit I have been using Google Translate a lot. I ended up starting my online Spanish lessons again with my Spanish tutor from Medellin for obvious reasons. Having a Mexican girlfriend is probably one of the best ways to improve your Spanish really quickly.

There are some things I learned pretty quickly when it comes to dating a Mexican woman (and is probably true for many Latin/Hispanic women). She wants to let everyone know you are her man so the PDA (Public Displays of Affection) here is very noticeable compared to countries/cultures. They also might get a bit jealous if you start talking about other women (besides your mother or sister).

Another difference I also found out here is that if you’re walking with her on the sidewalk, always make sure you (the man) are walking closer to the outside of the road than her. It’s the gentlemanly thing to do but I didn’t realize I should be doing this until after our second date. I corrected myself after that and she seems to appreciate this gesture.

Another thing I realized (at least with my girlfriend) is that when she is making some delicious Mexican food for you in the kitchen, let her do her thing. I was trying to have fun and help her make chimichangas but she was not too happy about that and let me know about it after dinner (in Spanish of course). I clearly got the message.

That’s my experience so far of having a Mexican girlfriend. Feel free to share your experiences with dating women in Latin America or any other regions around the world.

Anyways...onto Flakes.

Frosted Flakes

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