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Articles about living and lifestyle in Mexico

Diego Rivera on the 500 Peso Banknote

The Ebb and Flow of Mexico’s Peso

Visitors and foreign residents alike may have noticed that in the last year they have been getting quite a few more pesos for their US dollars.

Mexico Lindo y Querido

Mexico Lindo y Querido

Mexico Lindo y Querido, written and composed by Jesús "Chucho" Monge (1910-1964), has become established as one of most esteemed mariachi ballads of all time, and there is no other song that identifies Mexico so well across the Hispanic world

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Beware of ESTA Service Companies

Service companies are charging travelers who need ESTA authorization to enter the U.S. inflated prices and some might pose a risk to your personal data.

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Herbal Medicines from Mexico

Mexico is home to literally thousands of medicinal herbs and plants which are readily available at markets and, to this day, Mexicans turn to them to create natural medicines and herbal remedies.

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Experience More of Mexico

We’ve redesigned Mexperience to bring you the best of Mexico for living, lifestyle, and leisure. Welcome.

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A Guide to Mexican Street Speak

Spanish offers a potpourri of different terms to describe paths, streets, roads, and highways, some of which provide practical assistance to the traveler and others which provide opportunities for flexibility in use of the language.

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Take The Iguana

I suppose my parents concerned themselves with questions of schooling, healthcare, insurance, security, and other pointless trifles. But when I moved to Mexico as a seven year-old I just wanted to know what that smell was; I wanted to know why chocolate was bitter and bread was sweet, what the songbirds were called that sounded like emptying bottles. To me it was a scratch-and-sniff...

Mexico City Aerial View

The Big Pineapple

Back in the 19th century, London was known as "the great wen", a huge pus-laden boil on the face of the fair English nation. Nowadays some people—including many foreigners and Mexicans who live in the provinces—see Mexico City the same way

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Woe is The Malinchista

Malinchista is a term some Mexicans use to describe other Mexicans who show a preference for foreign things, speak gushingly of the order and tidiness to be found abroad, or are critical of Mexico and Mexican ways vis-à-vis their foreign counterparts.

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Mind Your Vocabulary

Habitual readers of Mexican newspapers discover that some of the best stuff is found in the opinion columns, of which there are many, with a typical daily containing three full pages or more of them, not including the business columns in separate sections . . .