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 . . .
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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 . . .
Published: Monday, January 19, 2015
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 . . .
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 . . .
Topics: Food and Drink
Published: Monday, January 12, 2015
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 . . .
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 . . .
Topics: Health Care
Published: Thursday, January 8, 2015
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 . . .
Topics: Real Estate
Published: Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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 . . .
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”) . . .