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Sustainable Living in Mexico

Topics: Living

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sustainable Living

As stresses of complex living situations become more apparent, some people are exploring the notion that less really could offer more, and Mexico is proving to be a popular destination for people seeking to engage in simpler, more wholesome lifestyles . . .

The Real Value of Your Tip

Topics: Markets and Trade | Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Coins and Change

Tipping people for services rendered is a practice that is deeply engrained into Mexican culture. Many of the people working in Mexico’s tourism and catering service industries earn a low basic minimum wage, and depend upon your tips to earn their living . . .

180 Days: Living Part-time in Mexico

Topics: Living | Retirement | Working

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Friday, April 25, 2014

Mexican Home Art

There is a growing trend among foreign residents worldwide—including those who reside in Mexico: staying home for six months . . .

Directory of Doctors and Hospitals in Mexico

Topics: Health Care

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Searching Directory

While the supply of medical care choices is plentiful in Mexico, there remains a unique challenge for foreigners seeking healthcare services here. If you’re sick or in pain, you need help immediately and information about where to go for the care you need is essential—and sometimes urgent. To help foreign residents and frequent visitors to Mexico connect with medical services locally, a new guide has been published: The English Speaker’s Guide to Doctors & Hospitals in Mexico . . .

Monsoon Rains in Mexico

Topics: Climate and Environment

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monsoon Rains

Unlike wet summers in northern Europe, for example, Mexico’s seasonal rains are one of Mother Nature’s treats to experience and enjoy. As temperatures rise above 25 degrees centigrade (80F), there’s nothing quite as refreshing as drenching quantities of water falling from the sky within the space of an hour or two in the late afternoon . . .

Living Simply and Affordably in Mexico

Topics: Living | Money

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Simple Living

When foreign expatriates are asked why they moved to Mexico, among the most common reasons they cite is ‘a desire to simplify our lifestyle’. And when people move to Mexico to simplify their lifestyle, they usually come to realize that the complexity of their ‘previous life’ was quite expensive . . .

Mexico Clock Changes 2014

Topics: Living | Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, March 31, 2014

Mexico Clock Changes 2014

Since 1996, Mexico has been adjusting its clocks in the spring and autumn to account for Daylight Saving Time (DST); the only exception is the Mexican state of Sonora, that borders Arizona and, like its U.S. neighbor, chooses not to indulge in clocks changes . . .

Mexico’s Peso: A Haven of Stability?

Topics: Markets and Trade | Money

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, March 31, 2014

Mexican Peso Exchange

Mexico’s peso has been surprisingly stable against the dollar in the past year or so, more surprising even given that markets have been fairly volatile for fear that the U.S. Fed could start raising interest rates at any time . . .

Accessing Care in Mexico: It’s All About Communication

Topics: Health Care

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Talking with your doctor

International Living’s Global Retirement Index for 2014 just ranked Mexico in the top five for “best healthcare in the world”. Of course, it is one thing to know that affordable quality care is available, and quite another for an English speaker to access it. In a recent exchange of comments on a Mexperience healthcare article we discussed the “language gap.” …

Mexicans Feel the Squeeze of High Lime Prices

Topics: Markets and Trade

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Limes for sale in Mexico

Limes are a defining ingredient in Mexican cuisine. From guacamole and ceviche to sauces, garnishes, and drinks – it’s hard to imagine Mexican food in the absence of lime. In the last few months, a fall in supply has caused prices of the crop to triple – and Mexicans are not happy . . .