Foreign Native

Foreign Native shares insights, observations, and commentary about Mexican life, its culture and traditions

Foreign Native shares insights, observations, and commentary about Mexican life, its culture and traditions

Aztec Stadium in Mexico City

The Flight of the Eagle

A visit to Mexico City could well be graced with a visit to the Aztec Stadium to watch a soccer match

La Malinche Statue Mexico City

Woe is the Malinchista

The expression 'malinchista' harks back five centuries to the native woman Malinche, who served as interpreter for Hernán Cortés

Ice Cream Flavors

A Scoop on Mexican Ice Cream

Mexican ice cream is varied, flavorsome, and widely available from local stores, fancy-brand parlors, and street vendors

Cloth Bags and Plastic Bags

Would You Like a Bag for That?

Foreign Native considers regulations which ban use of plastic bags in Mexico City's shops and other trends which seek to showcase green and healthy credentials

Pen and Manuscript

Lazarillo de Tormes

A practical suggestion for readers wishing to avoid having their literary choices blindsided by a disparaging comment

Coffee Shop Scene

Mexican Coffee Shops and Café Culture

Mexico's café culture has evolved over the years, adapting to changing tastes and trends, and today offers an ample choice of places to meet for refreshment

Paseo de la Reforma Viewed from Angel of Independence

The iconic Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City

Originally named "Paseo de la Emperatriz," the current thoroughfare was built by the Emperor Maximilian as a route from his residence at Chapultepec Castle to the National Palace