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Mexico Car Rental Insurance Options

Topics: Transportation

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Car Rental

Car rental rates are very competitive in Mexico, although the rates begin to escalate when the price of optional insurance coverages are added . . .

Mexico City During Easter Week

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Basilica de Guadalupe, Mexico City

One of Mexico City’s distinctive features is the extraordinary number of people and road vehicles which almost constantly make their presence felt on the capital’s streets every day of the week. However, something quite remarkable happens in Mexico City during Easter Week: the capital empties out . . .

Transportation Choices in Mexico

Topics: Transportation

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, April 14, 2014

Transport Sign

From modern roads and airports to pathways and cycle-lanes, Mexico has extensive and affordable transport systems which make getting around the country efficient . . .

Monsoon Rains in Mexico

Topics: Climate and Environment

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monsoon Rains

Unlike wet summers in northern Europe, for example, Mexico’s seasonal rains are one of Mother Nature’s treats to experience and enjoy. As temperatures rise above 25 degrees centigrade (80F), there’s nothing quite as refreshing as drenching quantities of water falling from the sky within the space of an hour or two in the late afternoon . . .

Living Simply and Affordably in Mexico

Topics: Living | Money

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Simple Living

When foreign expatriates are asked why they moved to Mexico, among the most common reasons they cite is ‘a desire to simplify our lifestyle’. And when people move to Mexico to simplify their lifestyle, they usually come to realize that the complexity of their ‘previous life’ was quite expensive . . .

Mexico Clock Changes 2014

Topics: Living | Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, March 31, 2014

Mexico Clock Changes 2014

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, like its U.S. neighbor, chooses not to indulge in clocks changes . . .

Mexico’s Peso: A Haven of Stability?

Topics: Markets and Trade | Money

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, March 31, 2014

Mexican Peso Exchange

Mexico’s peso has been surprisingly stable against the dollar in the past year or so, more surprising even given that markets have been fairly volatile for fear that the U.S. Fed could start raising interest rates at any time . . .

Accessing Care in Mexico: It’s All About Communication

Topics: Health Care

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Talking with your doctor

International Living’s Global Retirement Index for 2014 just ranked Mexico in the top five for “best healthcare in the world”. Of course, it is one thing to know that affordable quality care is available, and quite another for an English speaker to access it. In a recent exchange of comments on a Mexperience healthcare article we discussed the “language gap.” …

Mexicans Feel the Squeeze of High Lime Prices

Topics: Markets and Trade

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Limes for sale in Mexico

Limes are a defining ingredient in Mexican cuisine. From guacamole and ceviche to sauces, garnishes, and drinks – it’s hard to imagine Mexican food in the absence of lime. In the last few months, a fall in supply has caused prices of the crop to triple – and Mexicans are not happy . . .

No Hay Cambio

Topics: Markets and Trade | Money

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Traer Cambio Notice

According to the Bank of Mexico there are more than 360 billion pesos in coins and bills in circulation, which works out at about 3,600 pesos for each of the country’s just over 100 million inhabitants. Why then does it seem that no one ever has any change? . . .