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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 . . .

When the Lights Go Out

Topics: Climate and Environment | Living

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lightning

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .