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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 . . .

Social Etiquette in Mexico

Topics: Culture & History | Living | Working

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, June 30, 2014

Social Etiquette

Every country has it ‘norms’ of acceptable social etiquette, and Mexico is no exception . . .

Getting Your Dental Work Done in Mexico

Topics: Health Care

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, June 23, 2014

Dental Work

While Los Algodones has some of the things you might expect from any border town in Mexico—vendors in open air markets selling souvenirs, sunshine, music, outdoor cafes—what you may not expect are the literally hundreds of dentists, doctors, opticians and pharmacies that line the streets. Many claim that there are more dentists in the four blocks square of “el centro” of Los Algodones than in any other four blocks in the world . . .

Volunteering in Mexico

Topics: Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Giving a helping hand in Mexico

Every year, thousands of foreign visitors arrive in Mexico to undertake some kind of volunteer work here. We have received various inquiries from people asking what type of visa they need to volunteer in Mexico, so we wrote this article to address the key points for you to consider if you plan to volunteer in Mexico . . .

The Art Of Shopping in Mexico

Topics: Markets and Trade

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Grocery Market in Mexico

When the Spanish conquistadors made their first appearance in Technochtitlán, they were astounded by many things, not least the size of the ancient Aztec city and the bustling commercial activity. To this day, Mexico City is a hotbed of commerce. Streets stalls, outdoor markets, indoor markets, mini plazas with a dozen or so stores and restaurants, full-blown malls, and plenty of supermarkets . . .

The Crystal Forest in Chihuahua

Topics: Travel Experiences

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, June 9, 2014

Naica, Chihuhua, (C) Google Map

What must be one of the world’s most awesome natural wonders was discovered some 1,000 feet below ground in the Chihuahua desert, northern Mexico . . .

Public Holidays in Mexico

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Resting on Holiday

Mexico observes a number of dates throughout the year to commemorate and celebrate key historical and cultural events in the country’s history. There are currently ten statutory national holidays in Mexico; however, only nine are observed annually; the tenth one, on December 1, is only observed every six years, on the occasion of a Presidential inauguration . . .

Noise as a Status Symbol

Topics: Culture & History

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, June 2, 2014

Noise

Thanks to catalytic converters, unleaded fuel, ozone monitoring and restrictions on dirty industry, air pollution in Mexico City is much less than it was in the early 1990s. Noise pollution, however, has survived the endeavors of planners to improve environmental conditions in one of the world’s largest cities . . .

Mexico’s Strict Gun Laws

Topics: Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, May 26, 2014

Firearms Sign Mexican Border

Mexico’s gun laws are similar to those in countries like the United Kingdom that do not tolerate possession of certain lethal firearms. This is in stark contrast to the laws of the United States, whose constitution allows citizens to generally own and carry firearms on their person . . .