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When in Mexico, Speak Spanish

Topics: Learning Spanish | Travel Essentials

Published: Friday, January 23, 2015

Spanish

If you have plans to live, work, or retire in Mexico, you will need to have at least a working knowledge of the Spanish language for day-to-day living here. While those who come on vacation can enjoy Mexico without speaking a word of Spanish, when you’re living here and doing everyday tasks like shopping at the market, paying your electricity bill, getting your car repaired, and arranging for a plumber to fix a leaking pipe, only Spanish will do . . .

Cash, Please

Topics: Markets and Trade | Money

Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mexican Pesos

Today, over half of all commercial transactions in ‘industrialized’ nations like the USA, Canada, Western Europe and Australasia take place using some form of electronic money. Although the use of electronic money is increasing in Mexico, cash still remains king here . . .

Mexico Shakes-up its Telecoms Market

Topics: Communications

Published: Monday, January 19, 2015

Mexico's Telecommunications Markets

Back in the 1970’s, telephone calls in Mexico were eye-wateringly expensive and the country’s network infrastructure was pitifully limited. When Telmex was privatized in 1990 the network infrastructure and line provision issues were addressed quite quickly, but prices remained stubbornly high . . .

How Much Does it Cost to Live in Mexico?

Topics: Living | Money

Published: Monday, January 19, 2015

2015 Mexico Cost of Living Guide

We have just released our fully revised and updated 2015 Guide to the Cost of Living in Mexico. The guide enables you to assemble an informed estimate of what your annual living costs in Mexico are likely to be and build a personalized budget tailored to your individual circumstances . . .

Driving Out of Mexico with Your Car

Topics: Transportation | Travel Essentials

Published: Monday, January 12, 2015

Mexican Border Customs Checkpoint

If you visit Mexico as a tourist and bring your own car with you, you might have acquired a TIP (Temporary Import Permit) that is exclusively associated with your vehicle’s unique identification numbers. A number of people have written to us asking what they should do if they forget to surrender the TIP when they drive out Mexico to the USA or Belize. If you don’t surrender the TIP for cancellation, as far as the Mexican authorities are concerned you still have that car in Mexico . . .

Secret Mexican Recipes

Topics: Food and Drink

Published: Monday, January 12, 2015

Mexican Cooking

If you enjoy Mexican food, and like finding recipes which offer unique and insightful advice about how to prepare Mexican it, this eBook will make a unique addition to your library that shares some down-to-earth, well-loved, and traditional Mexican recipes . . .

A Tale of Two Islands

Topics: Travel Experiences

Published: Friday, January 9, 2015

There are many islands situated off Mexico’s coastlines, but by far the best known and most visited are the islands of Isla Mujeres and Cozumel. Although the islands—both situated off the coast of Cancun/Riviera Maya—are relatively close to each other, they offer quite different experiences for visitors . . .

A Farmacia on Every Corner

Topics: Health Care

Published: Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pharmacy Customer

When you spend any time in Mexico, it soon becomes clear that there are a lot of pharmacies here. In a city you may find more than one on a block, perhaps even three or four . . .

Hacienda Style Living in Mexico

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hacienda

Years ago in Mexico, in the time of the great land barons, the hacienda ranch was actually a self-sufficient small town. Since the breakup of the large land holdings, the term hacienda has taken on the meaning of a style of traditional architecture, of which I prefer over all other types here in Mexico when choosing a style of home to take advantage of a great view . . .

Taxco – The Place to Buy Silver in Mexico

Topics: Markets and Trade | Travel Experiences

Published: Friday, January 2, 2015

Taxco

Mexico’s premier destination for shopping Mexican silver craft-work is also one of Mexico’s most attractive colonial cities. Situated in the mountains just a couple of hours drive south of Mexico City, and waiting to be discovered by visitors in search of authenticity, is the charming city of Taxco (“Tass-ko”) . . .