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Eating Out at Mexican Diners

Topics: Food and Drink

Published: Monday, December 1, 2014

Restaurant Diners in Mexico

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. People visiting on vacation might stop-by at one of the diners to take a quick meal out, and expats living in Mexico also use them to take a meal at some time during the day, or even as a venue for a business meeting . . .

A Brief Comment On Benito Juarez

Topics: Culture & History

Published: Saturday, November 29, 2014

Benito Juarez Quote

March 21st each year marks anniversary of the birth of Benito Juarez, the most famous of Mexican presidents, one of the best known of Mexico’s historical characters, and something of a benchmark for the country’s political life. His most famous saying is that ‘among individuals as among nations, the respect for the rights of others is peace’ . . .

Sanborns – Mexico’s Eclectic Department Store

Topics: Food and Drink | Markets and Trade

Published: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sanborns Store in Mexico

It’s hard to spend some time in a large or medium sized city in Mexico and not come across one of the Sanborns chain of stores. The Sanborns restaurants—there’s one in every store—are quite popular for breakfasts and casual dining, or even just for coffee. The stores, however, are rather unique. They sell books, magazines, cakes, toys, tobacco, gifts of all kinds (watches, pens, backgammon sets, even telescopes…), some clothing, confectionery, music, electronic goods, jewelry and pharmaceuticals. The shops are all of those things and yet none of them . . .

Mexico: A Longtime Leader in Medicine

Topics: Culture & History | Health Care

Published: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Courtyard of Hospital de Jesus Mexico City

By Monica Rix Paxson

I noticed recently that a hospital in Montreal, Canada is claiming to be the first hospital built in North America. I beg to differ. I suspect that they—like so many people—forget that Mexico is also in North America. The Canadian contender is a latecomer, claiming to have been built in 1645 . . .

Locally Produced Fresh Mexican Food

Topics: Food and Drink

Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Aguacates from Mexico

Ask visitors and foreign residents what they enjoy most about Mexico and they will usually mention the food. Mexico’s gastronomy is an experience in its own right and one brought-about in good part because of the fertile land and climates which make it possible to grow and harvest a wide variety of delicious fruits, vegetables, and pulses . . .

The Big Pineapple

Topics: Culture & History

Published: Monday, November 17, 2014

Mexico City

By Ronald Buchannan

Back in the 19th century, London was known as “the great wen”, a huge pus-laden boil on the face of the fair English nation. Nowadays some people—including many foreigners and Mexicans who live in the provinces—see Mexico City the same way. Through the prism of their jaundiced eyes, they see 20 million souls in torment amid a gigantic, filthy, crime-ridden urban sprawl. Maybe so. But Mexico City is also arguably the funkiest city in the Americas, one with a buzz that puts the others in the shade. In the words of the slogan of one of Britain’s most popular tabloids, “All human life is here.” . . .

The Trouble With Traveler’s Checks

Topics: Money | Travel Essentials

Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Traveler's Checks Not Accepted

There was an era when traveler’s checks were an item on every packing list, alongside passports and travel insurance. Before ATMs became widespread, they were the only way of easily carrying currency on foreign trips, bar carrying cash. Technology has transformed many habits and routines, not least of which are related to travel . . .

November 20th: Mexico’s Revolution Day

Topics: Culture & History

Published: Friday, November 7, 2014

Revolution Monument in Mexico City

November 20th marks the anniversary of the start of the 1910-1917 Revolution – specifically the call to arms by Francisco I. Madero to unseat the dictator Porfirio Díaz, who had remained in power for more than three decades. The national holiday weekend which marks the event has also become a de-facto annual shopping event across Mexico . . .

Postman’s Day in Mexico

Topics: Communications

Published: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mexican Stamp

Postal services in this country date back to Aztec times and today, November 12 is Dia del Cartero—Postman’s Day—in Mexico. It’s the day of the year when everyone remembers their local postman and give a small gift in appreciation of the work they carry out . . .

In Praise of the Humble Comedor

Topics: Food and Drink

Published: Friday, October 31, 2014

Comedor

When you fancy something to eat that’s traditionally Mexican, seek out a local comedor, where you can sit down in an informal atmosphere and order from a set menu that features delicious home-cooked meals prepared using fresh, local, produce . . .