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A Miracle from Mexico

Topics: Health Care

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015

Howe NHL

By Monica Rix Paxson

I’m from Chicago. That’s ice hockey territory. So it was with interest that I learned that hockey legend Gordie Howe had a round of stem cell therapy in Mexico in December. He’d been in bad shape for a long time. A member of his family reported that he, “had been rapidly declining and was essentially bedridden with little ability to communicate or to eat on his own.” Family members have described the result of his treatment in Mexico as, “truly miraculous.” . . .

When in Mexico, Speak Spanish

Topics: Learning Spanish | Travel Essentials

Published: Friday, January 23, 2015

Spanish

If you have plans to live, work, or retire in Mexico, you will need to have at least a working knowledge of the Spanish language for day-to-day living here. While those who come on vacation can enjoy Mexico without speaking a word of Spanish, when you’re living here and doing everyday tasks like shopping at the market, paying your electricity bill, getting your car repaired, and arranging for a plumber to fix a leaking pipe, only Spanish will do . . .

Cash, Please

Topics: Markets and Trade | Money

Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mexican Pesos

Today, over half of all commercial transactions in ‘industrialized’ nations like the USA, Canada, Western Europe and Australasia take place using some form of electronic money. Although the use of electronic money is increasing in Mexico, cash still remains king here . . .

Mexico Shakes-up its Telecoms Market

Topics: Communications

Published: Monday, January 19, 2015

Mexico's Telecommunications Markets

Back in the 1970’s, telephone calls in Mexico were eye-wateringly expensive and the country’s network infrastructure was pitifully limited. When Telmex was privatized in 1990 the network infrastructure and line provision issues were addressed quite quickly, but prices remained stubbornly high . . .

How Much Does it Cost to Live in Mexico?

Topics: Living | Money

Published: Monday, January 19, 2015

2015 Mexico Cost of Living Guide

We have just released our fully revised and updated 2015 Guide to the Cost of Living in Mexico. The guide enables you to assemble an informed estimate of what your annual living costs in Mexico are likely to be and build a personalized budget tailored to your individual circumstances . . .

Secret Mexican Recipes

Topics: Food and Drink

Published: Monday, January 12, 2015

Mexican Cooking

If you enjoy Mexican food, and like finding recipes which offer unique and insightful advice about how to prepare Mexican it, this eBook will make a unique addition to your library that shares some down-to-earth, well-loved, and traditional Mexican recipes . . .

A Farmacia on Every Corner

Topics: Health Care

Published: Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pharmacy Customer

When you spend any time in Mexico, it soon becomes clear that there are a lot of pharmacies here. In a city you may find more than one on a block, perhaps even three or four . . .

Hacienda Style Living in Mexico

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hacienda

Years ago in Mexico, in the time of the great land barons, the hacienda ranch was actually a self-sufficient small town. Since the breakup of the large land holdings, the term hacienda has taken on the meaning of a style of traditional architecture, of which I prefer over all other types here in Mexico when choosing a style of home to take advantage of a great view . . .

Taxco – The Place to Buy Silver in Mexico

Topics: Markets and Trade | Travel Experiences

Published: Friday, January 2, 2015

Taxco

Mexico’s premier destination for shopping Mexican silver craft-work is also one of Mexico’s most attractive colonial cities. Situated in the mountains just a couple of hours drive south of Mexico City, and waiting to be discovered by visitors in search of authenticity, is the charming city of Taxco (“Tass-ko”) . . .

Coffee as Entertainment; Gourmet, of Course

Topics: Culture & History | Food and Drink

Published: Saturday, December 27, 2014

Coffee Beans

To go with its reasonably wide selection of coffee shops and more and more varied shops and coffee bars appear all the time – Mexico also has a large choice of home-grown coffees, including an increasing number labeled “gourmet” . . .