Hi! My name is Yuli. I’m a Santa Clara University graduate (Go Broncos!), travel enthusiast, and expat (kind of..technically..not really..but actually). You see, I am Mexican American and have dual citizenship, I was born and raised in the United States, but am now living and working in Mexico for the first time in my life. So, I am a U.S. expat in my motherland, Mexico.
Anyways, welcome to my blog! Long story short, during my senior year of college I realized it was time for a drastic change and decided to move to Mexico City. I declined a couple amazing job offers in the Silicon Valley and took a risk and am now working in the venture capital industry in Mexico City. Making the move was the scariest thing I’ve done in a while. But, it was also something I wanted more than anything else. Ergo, I embarked on this new journey and took inspiration from one of my favorite quotes:
“Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.”
So here I am and here is my blog about my aventures. I will share stories about myself, my time in Mexico City, and other travel related topics as I see fit! I’m starting this blog to keep my friends and family up to date and also provide perspective on [my] life in Mexico City. I might write one blog post or I might become the next big travel blogger (I wish haha). Who knows, but anything can happen right?
The name Aventures of Yuli was inspired by one of my favorite whatsapp groups (shoutout to yuliation et les chicos) where some of my study abroad friends and I communicate in Franglish (a mix of French, English, & Spanish). My study abroad experience in France was a turning point in my life, I am from the United States, and am now going to live in Mexico. So, one word in each language seemed like a fun way to pay homage to my past, present, and future aventures. Aventures is adventures in French, in case you needed me to clarify that, and I would tell you how it’s pronounced but my attempt at saying anything in french is kind of a sad story in and of itself. Of is in English. And lastly, Yuli is in Spanish and pronounced you-lee (on most days); TY to my parents for giving me a Mexican name that is never on cute keychains.
So there you have it, a little bit about me. Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂