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Mexican Beers

Topics: Food and Drink

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Beers

The Spaniards were the first to introduce barley and wheat based beers to Mexico although production was limited in the early days, in part due to the lack of available grains. The first official concession to brew European-style beers was issued by the Spanish authorities in the middle of the 16th century; however, despite the brewer’s attempts to expand the business by growing more crops locally to increase the supply of barley at a lower price, very high taxation imposed by Spain on locally produced beers and wines stymied the industry’s growth . . .

Total Cost of Property Ownership in Mexico

Topics: Living | Real Estate

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cost of Property Ownership in Mexico

Key attractions of owning property in Mexico are the very affordable ongoing costs of property ownership here. In particular, low property taxes and low building and maintenance costs help you keep your costs under control . . .

Chocolate’s Odyssey

Topics: Food and Drink

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Friday, March 7, 2014

Chocolate

Hernan Cortes was one of the first Europeans to taste xocoatl: the strong, bitter drink taken with prodigious gravitas by the high priests and elite of the Aztec order; they offered it to Cortes believing that he was a god.

Buying a Mexican Hammock

Topics: Markets and Trade

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hammock

Hammocks are sold in markets across Mexico and are one of the mainstay products in a range of Mexican Handicrafts. Buy a decent hammock on your visit to Mexico, and you’ll take home a hanging bed that will be a real pleasure to use and provide years of restful service. Here are some tips to help you choose your Mexican hammock . . .

Finding WiFi Internet Access in Mexico

Topics: Communications

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Saturday, March 1, 2014

Mobile Wifi

WiFi hotspots are widely available across Mexico, and even in some of the country’s more rural areas. Here are some current notes about how to go about getting connected to WiFi hotspots here . . .

Why is Medical Care So Expensive in the US?

Topics: Health Care

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cost of Medical Care

In January, a 20-year-old was presented with a $55,000 hospital bill for an appendectomy at a hospital in Sacramento, California. Even with coverage through his father’s insurance policy, this young man was saddled with over $11,000 in debt that will take him years to repay . . .

Altitude in Mexico: Why 7,000 Feet Can’t Deliver a Free Lunch

Topics: Climate and Environment | Travel Essentials

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Colonial Mexico

Mexico is a mountainous country, and many of its towns and cities away from the coasts are situated at altitudes of least 5,000 feet above sea-level, and often higher than 6,000 feet above sea-level . . .

The Value of Mexican Real Estate

Topics: Real Estate

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Property Values

Mexico’s real estate markets are highly localized and accurate data in regard to prices and historical trends is not easy to come by . . .

2014 Mexico Cost of Living Guide

Topics: Living | Mexico eBooks | Money | Retirement | Working

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Saturday, February 8, 2014

2014 Mexico Cost of Living Guide

We’re pleased to announce the release of our fully revised and updated 2014 Guide to the Cost of Living in Mexico. Using this guide, you will be able 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 . . .

Getting Connected to Mexican Cell Phones

Topics: Communications

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cellphones in Mexico

In the USA, Canada and the UK you dial the same set of codes to connect with a cell phone, regardless of where you or the cell phone are ‘based’, whereas in Mexico you need to learn a few rules to be able to connect with cell phones . . .