Program 523a: Language Vacations; Ex-Pat Mexico City; YOLO Los Angeles
Release Date: 09-12-2020
An American ex-pat tells us why he's made Mexico City his home for the past 25 years and how the Mexican capital is becoming a magnet for people from around the Americas. We'll also look at the fun things you can do only in Los Angeles, when the city gets back to its own version of normal again. And a language buff recommends the benefits of studying a new language overseas.
- Tour guide Cary Walker
- David Lida, author of "One Life" (The Unnamed Press) and “First Stop in the New World: Mexico City, the Capital of the 21st Century” (Riverhead Books)
- Taj Bates, author of the "YOLO Guide to Los Angeles and Southern California" (Striver's Row Press)
- Cary Walker provides European trip planning and guiding services.
- Cary used Melissa Muldoon's Studentessamatta.com website to find local homestay language tutors in Italy.
- David Lida is the author of "One Life," loosely based on his mitigation work on behalf of undocumented Mexicans, charged with capital offenses in the United States. He also wrote "First Stop in the New World," to describe how Mexico City is poised to be the Western Hemisphere's most important city in the 21st century.
- David Lida also provides customized tours of Mexico City neighborhoods.
- The New York Times put Mexico City at the top of its "52 places to go" list for 2016.
- Taj Bates writes "The YOLO Guide to Los Angeles and Southern California."
- The Visit California website has links for getting tickets to be in the studio audience for a TV show.
- Parts of the Universal Studios tour are open, while the theme park remains closed indefinitely due to Covid concerns.
- The Getty Villa and Museum remain closed, probably through at least December 2020, but much of its art collection can be viewed on its website.
More with Cary Walker - Cary Walker shares with Rick a few useful Italian words you should know when shopping, or strolling the local passeggiata in Italy, to help you fit in. (runs 2:01)