Sunday, December 4, 2016

Rootless Relocation: El Paso, Texas

El Paso, Texas, from Rim Road. September 2016.

To follow my two years in South Louisiana (one year in Lafayette and one year in Opelousas), and several months of vagabonding to Guatemala, Colorado, Washington, D.C., and Toronto), I chose El Paso, Texas, as my next home.

What drew me to El Paso
  • Borderland issues
  • Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, just across the border
  • Climate
  • Ability to revisit New Mexico
  • Accessibility of the charming El Paso Airport for visits from family and friends
  • Inter-culturalism
  • History
  • New dance experiences
  • Brush up on my derelict Spanish

Residence wish list
  • Proximity to the University of Texas-El Paso or downtown El Paso
  • A place in the Chihuahuita or Segundo Barrio neighborhoods
  • Pay less rent than in Opelousas

I departed Missouri for El Paso in late August 2016.

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