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Cash, Please

Topics: Markets and Trade | Money

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Friday, January 24, 2014

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 . . .

Why Wait for Medical Care?

Topics: Health Care

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, January 20, 2014

Waiting for Healthcare

Americans and Canadians have very different motivations for traveling to Mexico for medical treatment . . .

Living in Mexico Without a Car

Topics: Living | Retirement | Transportation

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, January 20, 2014

Taxi DF

Cars in Mexico are symbols of social status, and switching from public transport to owning your own vehicle is regarded as a step up on the social ladder here. The paradox is that some expats who are living in Mexico, who came from countries where cars are also symbols of social status, feel delighted to have dumped their car–as they have come to know just how expensive and cumbersome becoming dependent on one can be . . .

Rush Hour Variety

Topics: Culture & History | Transportation

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Friday, January 17, 2014

Rush Hour Mexico City

For variety, there’s little that can beat the entertainers and purveyors of unwanted services who work the traffic lights of Mexico City . . .

A Park Full of Schnauzers

Topics: Culture & History

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Stray Dog

Stray dogs are still part of the Mexican landscape. The number of street dogs has diminished substantially over the years with the work of the catchers, but strays – mongrels for the most part – can still be seen hanging around the markets and street stalls, where their scavenging for food has a greater chance of success . . .

Mexico Named as Global “MINT” Country

Topics: Living | Working

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mexico MINT Country

Ten years ago, the neologism “BRIC” – referring to Brazil Russia, India and China – was popularized, as economists asserted that these countries would be new power economic houses of the 21st Century. A decade on, Mexico has entered the spotlight amidst the popularization of another, related, neologism, MINT: Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey – now tipped to be countries with enormous potential and whose economies could enter the global top 10 within a generation—over-taking the UK, Germany and France . . .

Hot Coasts, Cool Colonial Cities

Topics: Climate and Environment

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, January 6, 2014

Colonial House

If you’re scouting for a place to live or to retire in Mexico, one of the key factors about choosing your location wisely will be matching the climates you know you can live with and your short-list of locations . . .

The Rise and Rise of Spanish

Topics: Learning Spanish

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013

Soanish Language

However advanced technology becomes, language remains the prime means by which we interact with other peoples and cultures, and is the principal way in which we learn from each other. If you’re planning to move to Mexico to live, work, retire or establish a home—full or part-time—learning Spanish should be high up on your list of ‘to-do’s’. Every-day living in Mexico demands that you exercise at least a modicum of Spanish language usage and you will get much more from your experiences in Mexico being able to speak some Spanish . . .

Questions Medical Tourists to Mexico Need to Ask

Topics: Health Care

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Doctor and Patient

People from the United States and Canada have been traveling south to Mexico for medical treatment for decades. This includes people in the border regions who simply find care on “el otro lado” convenient and familiar, especially for those who have roots in Mexico, and also to those needing major surgeries such as an organ transplant or hip replacement and find that care in their home country is not affordable or will be delayed for months . . .

Finding Your Place in Mexico

Topics: Living

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Walkway

It requires a good deal of courage to emigrate and start a new life in a foreign country, and moving to Mexico is no exception . . .