Category: Travel

LA vs Mexico City: Fewer Nuts, More Coconuts

I just spent a few days in Mexico City & like everyone says, it’s great.  In fact, it’s pretty much just like LA. Let’s start with the obvious: traffic. Like LA, there is plenty of traffic in Mexico City.  And it’s bad.  The difference? In Mexico City, there are no Sig Alerts on the airwaves, no slow-poke tree huggers clogging the car pool lanes & no delusional electronic traffic signs spreading false hope.  Instead, traffic...

East Coast State of Mind

I’m not a native Californian.  I’m from “Back East.”  The mere fact that everyone calls it “Back East” (vs “the East Coast” “Massachusetts” or “New York”) is an indication of a pretty well-known phenomenon– no one in Southern California is actually from Southern California.  Most of us came out here to fulfill a dream, pursue a cockamamie scheme or just to live amongst our kind...