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U.S. Medicare in Mexico

Topics: Health Care

Published: Friday, April 17, 2015

Medical Appointment

We recently received this question from one of our readers:

“I have repeatedly heard that Mexico is a country where Medicare is accepted. If so, it would be the only place outside of the States. Once and for all, is this true or just one more expatriate legend?” . . .

Mexico’s Tipping Culture

Topics: Markets and Trade | Money

Published: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mexican Coins

Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexican social culture. The tipping ritual is so commonplace that it is also plays a significant role in Mexico’s informal, cash-driven economy . . .

Mexico Clock-Time Changes in 2015

Topics: Travel Essentials

Published: Friday, March 27, 2015

Clock

Since 1996, Mexico has been adjusting its clocks in the spring and autumn to account for Daylight Saving Time (DST); the only exception is the Mexican state of Sonora, that borders Arizona and it, like its U.S. neighbor, chooses not to indulge in clocks changes . . .

Bread Shops, Neighbors, and Nostalgia

Topics: Culture & History

Published: Friday, March 27, 2015

Bread Basket

An important part of Mexico’s past and present are its bread shops, which are found on many busy corners of its towns and cities. When you’re hungry, there’s nothing quite as enticing as the smell of fresh baked bread wafting out from the local panadería.

Wood Decks and Open Space Living Areas

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wood Deck

Most of Mexico has a year-round mild climate, conducive to spending a lot of time outdoors or in open spaces within the home. In fact, many Mexican families spend most of their time cooking, eating and socializing on an outside terrace or covered patio of some sort…

Tell-Tale Signs of a Good Realty Agent

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Realty Agent

Finding and working with a reliable local real estate agent can pay long-term dividends when it comes to renting, buying, and selling property in Mexico . . .

One-Way Car Rentals in Mexico

Topics: Transportation

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Driving in Mexico

When you rent a car in Mexico and take the vehicle back to a different agency to the one you rented it from, it’s called a one-way rental. One-way car rentals attract a “drop-off” fee, which covers the cost of driving the vehicle back to the agency that manages it, and so the fee is directly related to the distance between the two agencies . . .

A Brief Comment On Benito Juarez

Topics: Culture & History

Published: Monday, March 16, 2015

Benito Juarez Quote

March 21st each year marks anniversary of the birth of Benito Juarez, the most famous of Mexican presidents, one of the best known of Mexico’s historical characters, and something of a benchmark for the country’s political life. His most famous saying is that ‘among individuals as among nations, the respect for the rights of others is peace’ . . .

Executive-Class Bus Travel in Mexico

Topics: Transportation

Published: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bus Travel in Mexico

The most comfortable buses in Mexico are the ‘executive class’ bus lines which are ideal for longer journeys: these buses feature no more than twenty-five seats on board, laid out in a 2+1 configuration, each one being a third wider than a normal bus seat, and which recline to be near-flat, like a bed. Think of business class on an airplane . . .

Fixed Line Call Charges Drop Sharply in Mexico

Topics: Communications

Published: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mexico's Telecommunications Markets

Legislation passed into law in 2014 and fully enacted on January 1, 2015 has shaken-up Mexico’s telecommunications market and effectively made fixed-line telephone calls and internet services from residential lines among the most affordable in the world . . .