Topics: Travel Experiences
Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
About eight miles east of the beautiful colonial city of Oaxaca is the village of Santa Maria del Tule, in the center of which you’ll find something you cannot find anywhere else in Mexico: the living legend of El Tule, a 2000 year-old living tree . . .
Topics: Learning Spanish
Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Cardinal numbers in Spanish are fairly straightforward until you get into the billions, whereas ordinal numbers – first, second, third, etc. – get complicated way before then, and are certainly more complex than they are in English . . .
Published: Monday, May 18, 2015
By Rebecca Smith Hurd
When I arrived in Puebla in August 2007 to study Spanish, I’d planned to stay for four months. Four years later, I’m still here, happily, with no plans to leave anytime soon. I recently traded-in my tourist visa for an immigrant one and even started consulting for the state . . .
Topics: Climate and Environment | Living
Published: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Local power cuts are a regular feature in Mexico, especially during dramatic thunderstorms. If you travel to Mexico on vacation, you’re unlikely to notice it as most large hotels and resorts have power back-up systems in place; however, if you plan to live and work or retire in Mexico, you’ll come to know that localized power cuts are part-and-parcel of the living landscape here . . .
Topics: Living | Real Estate
Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Property ownership in Mexico carries all of the same responsibilities of property ownership elsewhere, and protecting your valuable physical assets against unforeseen events is an essential consideration as you formulate your annual budget . . .
Topics: Culture & History | Festivals and Events
Published: Monday, May 4, 2015
It had been mentioned that Mexico’s May 5 holiday – Cinco de Mayo – is more celebrated among Mexicans in the U.S. than it is in Mexico, and that nobody really seems to know why . . .
Topics: Learning Spanish
Published: Friday, May 1, 2015
Teachers of English frequently find themselves explaining the difference between “bring” and “take,” and when to use one and when the other. The Spanish verbs “traer” (bring), and “llevar” (take), are applied almost in the same way. That is, traer is mostly used when the action is toward the place where the speaker is, and llevar when the action is away from the current location . . .
Topics: Real Estate
Published: Sunday, April 26, 2015
It IS possible for foreigners to own property in Mexico — even by the beach. However, regardless of whether you are Mexican or not, you cannot own the beach…
Topics: Climate and Environment
Published: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Mexico’s rainy season runs (generally) from May to September each year; sometimes spilling into October. Although some travelers try to avoid visits this time of year, the choice may be unfounded as there are several advantages to visiting Mexico in the rainy season.
Topics: Health Care
Published: Friday, April 17, 2015
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?” . . .