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In Praise of the Humble Comedor

Topics: Food and Drink

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Friday, October 31, 2014

Comedor

When you fancy something to eat that’s traditionally Mexican, seek out a local comedor, where you can sit down in an informal atmosphere and order from a set menu that features delicious home-cooked meals prepared using fresh, local, produce . . .

Mexico Bucket List: Zip-Lining in Puerto Vallarta

Topics: Travel Experiences

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Zip-Lining in Puerto Vallarta

By Roxanna Brock McDade

I had never been to Puerto Vallarta, so my trip this autumn was full of pleasant surprises – and zip-lining down a mountain was one of my most memorable experiences . . .

Cultural Travels Through Mexico

Topics: Travel Experiences

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mexico’s colonial heritage is a rich and diverse tapestry composed of European and indigenous roots, combining old traditions with modern practices, and which offers foreign travelers an opportunity to experience the unusual among the familiar.

Bread and Other Offerings on Day of the Dead

Topics: Festivals and Events | Food and Drink

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, October 27, 2014

Pan de Muerto

An important feature of Day of the Dead festivities is the creation of an ofrenda – an offering – that usually manifests as an alter in Catholic homes; placing upon this photographs of the remembered dead, accompanied by a number of traditional foods and decorations, including caramelized pumpkin, small sugar skulls, and orange marigold flowers called cempaxochitl, or Flor de Muerto. Another traditional food oftentimes found on ofrendas is Pan de Muerto: literally translated, Bread of the Dead; colloquially, ‘Dead Bread’ . . .

Pink is the New Yellow for Mexico City’s Taxis

Topics: Transportation | Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mexico City's White and Pink Taxis

Mexico City’s official taxi colors have undergone no less than four changes over the last two decades: from the iconic yellow beetle bugs to green and white “eco” cabs and, latterly, a distinctive burgundy and gold. This autumn, the color scheme for official street cabs is changing again – to white and pink . . .

Assisted Living in Mexico: The Information Gap

Topics: Health Care | Living

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Assisted Living

As time goes on, the number of people who approach me for information about assisted living and long-term care options in Mexico is increasing. Some enquirers are looking for themselves. Others are interested in finding care for a beloved spouse or other relative . . .

Celebrating Life on Day of the Dead in Mexico

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Catarinas - One of the many features of Day of the Dead festivities

One of Mexico’s most important religious holidays is celebrated on All Saint’s Day (Nov 1) and All Soul’s Day (Nov 2): Dia de los Muertos (sometimes called Dia de los Fieles Difuntos) – Day of the Dead. Traditionally, November 1st honors deceased children and November 2nd honors deceased adults.

Autumn Climates Across Mexico

Topics: Climate and Environment

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Autumn

As the autumn season arrives in Mexico, areas by the coasts are usually warm, but it’s worth noting that areas inland — many of which are situated at high altitude — get cooler and, during early mornings and after sundown, may also become quite cold . . .

The Monarch Butterflies in Mexico

Topics: Travel Experiences

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, September 25, 2014

From November to March each year, one of the most spectacular natural phenomena can be observed in the forested mountains west of Mexico City: Monarch butterflies over-wintering in Mexico. The very special ‘Methuselah’ generations of butterflies migrate each year, leaving the colder northern climes of the US and Canada to take winter refuge and breed in Mexico . . .

Hurricane Season in Mexico

Topics: Climate and Environment | Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, September 22, 2014

Hurricanes in Mexico

In the late summer months, when temperatures reach their peak in the northern hemisphere, Mexico can be host to hurricanes: powerful storms which are born over the oceans, gather strength, and eventually make landfall – most usually along Mexico’s Pacific coast, and less often along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico or Yucatan peninsula . . .