Lauren (hi, that would be me) is a British freelance writer and copyeditor who splits her time between Yorkshire and Mexico City.

I spent five months travelling around South America in late 2017, before realising that travelling long-term was absolutely not for me. Now I just have to figure out what is.


While real life Lauren’s interests range anywhere from Netflix to overthinking, Northern Lauren mainly focuses on musings about life abroad, as well as practical travel tips for the Mexican capital and beyond, with a penchant for great (street) food, cultural questions, colourful street art and a sprinkling of feminist thinkpieces thrown in for good measure.

Feel free to get in touch with your wannabe blogging superstar at northernlaurenblog [at] gmail [dot] com 

If you wanna hire me for freelance writing, translating and editing purposes laurensarahcocking [at] gmail [dot] com is the address for you.

Alternatively, if you love the content on this blog, want to see more and are feeling generous, consider sending a donation to keep it running. Currently, Northern Lauren operates solely on sleepless nights and caffeine.

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Aguascalientes | Baja California | Baja California Sur | Campeche | Chiapas | Chihuahua | Ciudad de México | Coahuila | Colima | Durango | Estado de México | Guanajuato | Guerrero | Hidalgo | Jalisco | Michoacán | Morelos | Nayarit | Nuevo León | Oaxaca | Puebla | Querétaro | Quintana Roo | San Luis Potosí | Sinaloa | Sonora | Tabasco | Tamaulipas | Tlaxcala | Veracruz | Yucatán | Zacatecas


  1. Spain (Madrid, Bilbao)
  2. Italy (Naples)
  3. Wales
  4. Northern Ireland (Belfast)
  5. Ireland (Dublin)
  6. Cuba 
  7. US (New York)
  8. Hong Kong
  9. Portugal (Porto, Lisbon)
  10. Guatemala
  11. Colombia
  12. Ecuador
  13. Peru
  14. Bolivia
  15. Chile
  16. Netherlands (Amsterdam)
  17. Belgium (Brussels)
  18. Denmark (Copenhagen)
  19. Germany (Berlin)

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