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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 . . .

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” . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .