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A Tale of Two Airport Exchange Rates

Topics: Money | Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Sunday, August 24, 2014

Exchange Rates in Mexico City, August 2014

Seasoned readers of these pages may know that we have often extolled the virtues of exchanging your foreign currency in cash when you get to Mexico, and not before. Having just taken note of the exchange rates offered at two airports, our advice remains unchanged . . .

The Mystery of the Modern-Day Mexican Diet

Topics: Food and Drink | Health Care

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Friday, August 22, 2014

Modern-Day Mexican Diet

In a minute we’re going to play detective. Above is a photo from a wonderful book entitled Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, authored by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio. In the book are profiles and photos of 30 families from around the world including detailed descriptions of their weekly food purchases and a photo of each family surrounded by a week’s worth of groceries. This photo represents an average Mexican family and their week’s groceries . . .

Eating Out at Mexican Diners

Topics: Food and Drink

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mexican Food at Mexican Diners

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 . . .

Breathing Easy at High Altitudes

Topics: Climate and Environment | Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Friday, August 15, 2014

Mexico City

Many really good places to live in Mexico are situated at high altitudes. Heights of 5,000-7,000 feet above sea level are not unusual for cities in Mexico’s colonial heartland as well as those in the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. Mexico City and Guadalajara are also cities situated at altitude . . .

Mexico City Turns Jalopy-Unfriendly

Topics: Transportation | Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Sunday, August 10, 2014

Segundo Piso, Mexico DF

For people in Mexico City who are in the habit of hanging on to their cars until the wheels fall off or their mechanic solemnly declares the erstwhile miracle of engineering to have given up the ghost, Mexico City has just become a lot less friendly . . .

When the Lights Go Out

Topics: Climate and Environment | Living

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, August 7, 2014


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 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 power cuts are part-and-parcel of the living landscape here . . .

Medical Air Evacuation from Mexico

Topics: Health Care | Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Medical Evacuation from Mexico

With travel, there is always a degree of risk. That isn’t a reason not to travel, but when you do travel, you might want to know about air evacuation should the need arise . . .

Transferring Money To and From Mexico

Topics: Money

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Money Transfer Mexico

If you’re planning to live, work, retire or buy a home in Mexico, you’ll probably find that there is a need to transfer money regularly between your home country and Mexico. If your move to Mexico is only semi-permanent or part-time, or if you intend to maintain some links with your home country, this need is likely to be with you in the long-term, so taking the time to choose a good global payments agent makes good financial sense . . .

Do I Need a Visa to Enter Mexico?

Topics: Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mexico Visa

One of the most frequently-asked questions we receive is whether someone needs a visa to enter Mexico. The answer depends not on where you are legally resident, but by which country your passport is issued . . .

Mexico’s Gift to Birthdays

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Friday, July 4, 2014

Mexico's Birthday Song

Mexico is readily associated with tequila, Mariachis, chiles, poinsettias, vanilla, avocados and even corn, but it takes the occasion of a birthday for most people who are not familiar with Mexico to come across Las Mañanitas—Mexico’s birthday song . . .