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Cinco De Mayo in Mexico

Topics: Culture & History | Festivals and Events

Published: Monday, May 4, 2015

Mexican Flag

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 . . .

Bring This With You When Yo Go

Topics: Learning Spanish

Published: Friday, May 1, 2015

Spanish

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 . . .

Property Near Beaches in Mexico

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Sunday, April 26, 2015

Beach Property

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

Mexico’s Rainy Season

Topics: Climate and Environment

Published: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Rain Storm

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.

U.S. Medicare in Mexico

Topics: Health Care

Published: Friday, April 17, 2015

Medical Appointment

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?” . . .

Mexico’s Tipping Culture

Topics: Markets and Trade | Money

Published: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mexican Coins

Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexican social culture. The tipping ritual is so commonplace that it is also plays a significant role in Mexico’s informal, cash-driven economy . . .

Mexico Clock-Time Changes in 2015

Topics: Travel Essentials

Published: Friday, March 27, 2015

Clock

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

Bread Shops, Neighbors, and Nostalgia

Topics: Culture & History

Published: Friday, March 27, 2015

Bread Basket

An important part of Mexico’s past and present are its bread shops, which are found on many busy corners of its towns and cities. When you’re hungry, there’s nothing quite as enticing as the smell of fresh baked bread wafting out from the local panadería.

Wood Decks and Open Space Living Areas

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wood Deck

Most of Mexico has a year-round mild climate, conducive to spending a lot of time outdoors or in open spaces within the home. In fact, many Mexican families spend most of their time cooking, eating and socializing on an outside terrace or covered patio of some sort…

Tell-Tale Signs of a Good Realty Agent

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Realty Agent

Finding and working with a reliable local real estate agent can pay long-term dividends when it comes to renting, buying, and selling property in Mexico . . .