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Things Which Can Make You Say Ouch

Topics: Travel Essentials

Published: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Things that can make you say ouch

Mexico is host to one of the most diverse natural habitats in the world. Its flora and fauna are the fourth most varied and diverse on the planet, after those of Brazil, Colombia and Thailand. To accompany this diversity, Mexico is also home to a huge variety of insects, arachnids, snakes and other wild creatures . . .

Your Mexico Visitors Permit, FMM

Topics: Travel Essentials

Published: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FMM Tourist Permit Mexico

People who come to Mexico for leisure or business visits lasting 180 days or less, and who are passport holders of one of the many countries which don’t require a visa to enter Mexico, can complete a visitor’s permit form at the port of entry, known as a Forma Migratoria Multiple, or FMM. Crews on international flights hand these out before the plane lands, and they are also available at immigration check points beyond the 35km ‘free zone’ when you cross into Mexico by land or sea . . .

Preparing for Christmas and New Year in Mexico

Topics: Festivals and Events

Published: Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mexico Christmas Flower

December is one of the busiest travel months of the year in Mexico, with no less than three major events taking place nationally, and dozens of regional events also taking place throughout the country . . .

Car Insurance South of the Border

Topics: Transportation

Published: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Car Accident

According to data published by the US Department for Transport, over 60 million personal vehicles cross the border between the US and Mexico each year. Most US and Canadian insurance policies for personal vehicles provide damage cover to your own vehicle; however none of them provide the coverage you really need—liability to third parties. They don’t because by law, they can’t: foreign insurance policies hold no legal jurisdiction in Mexico . . .

The Virgin Guadalupe and Juan Diego

Topics: Festivals and Events

Published: Friday, December 5, 2014

Basilica de Guadalupe, Mexico City

December 12 is one of Mexico’s most important religious holidays. It is estimated that a million or more Catholic Mexicans will visit the Basilica de Guadalupe, in north-eastern Mexico City, to pay homage to the country’s most revered religious icon: the Virgin Guadalupe (The Virgin Mary) . . .

Cholula, Churches and Volcanoes

Topics: Travel Experiences

Published: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Although Cholula is often over-shadowed by the nearby city of Puebla — just six miles away — Cholula offers travelers a unique and distinct travel experience, and one that can compliment a tour of the nearby colonial cities of Puebla, Cuernavaca and Veracruz.

Mexico’s Affordable Taxi Cabs

Topics: Transportation

Published: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Affordable Taxis in Mexico

Jump into a taxi in the US, Canada or Western Europe and the accrued fare will be several dollars before the vehicle even begins to drive off. Here in Mexico, taxi cabs are much more affordable.

Eating Out at Mexican Diners

Topics: Food and Drink

Published: Monday, December 1, 2014

Restaurant Diners in Mexico

Meals out at Mexican diners are affordable, and offer an opportunity to enjoy a square meal amidst a choice of traditional Mexican dishes as well as international menu staples like burgers, sandwiches and pastas. People visiting on vacation might stop-by at one of the diners to take a quick meal out, and expats living in Mexico also use them to take a meal at some time during the day, or even as a venue for a business meeting . . .

A Brief Comment On Benito Juarez

Topics: Culture & History

Published: Saturday, November 29, 2014

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’ . . .

Experience Mexico’s Copper Canyon

Topics: Travel Experiences

Published: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Copper Canyon

People often ask us for a list of ‘must-see’ places to visit in Mexico. No such list would be complete without inclusion of one of the most breath-taking travel experiences Mexico has on offer: Barrancas de Cobre – Copper Canyon – an area of outstanding natural beauty situated in north-western Mexico . . .