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 . . .
Topic - Lifestyle
Articles with Topic: Lifestyle
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014
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 . . .
Every country has it ‘norms’ of acceptable social etiquette, and Mexico is no exception . . .
Topics: Health Care
Published: Monday, June 23, 2014
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 . . .
Topics: Markets and Trade
Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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 . . .
Topics: Culture & History
Published: Monday, June 2, 2014
Thanks to catalytic converters, unleaded fuel, ozone monitoring and restrictions on dirty industry, air pollution in Mexico City is much less than it was in the early 1990s. Noise pollution, however, has survived the endeavors of planners to improve environmental conditions in one of the world’s largest cities . . .
You may be able to travel to Mexico, receive treatment from a top medical professional, stay in a lovely hotel and recover in comfort amidst beautiful surroundings for a week while eating tasty, nutritious fresh food and having all the arrangements made for you–and still pay less than you’d pay for the medical treatment alone in the U.S. or Canada . . .