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

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

Mexico City Traffic Light Congestion

Rush Hour Variety

For variety, there's little that can beat the entertainers and purveyors of unwanted services who work the traffic lights of Mexico City

Road Traffic at night

Road Rage Review

Road traffic congestion in Mexico City is reaching saturation point, giving rise to stress and more late arrivals

Dog in Mexico

An Expert on Dogs

One way to get to know some of your neighbors in Mexico is to keep a dog and take it on frequent sallies to the park

Writer's Fountain Pen

A 19th Century Mexican Novelist

One of the less well-known of Mexico's writers, but well worth reading, is Manuel Payno, whose works bring post-Independence Mexico vividly to life

Mexico City's Metro Train

It Takes All Kinds

With up to five million people using Mexico City's Metro each day, it's not surprising that you come across all sorts of travelers using it