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

Ice Cream Flavors

A Scoop on Mexican Ice Cream

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

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

Pouring black tea

Searching for Camellia Sinensis

Finding "a decent cup of tea" in Mexico used to be difficult, but specialist purveyors are now offering more choice, albeit at a premium

Mexican food table

On Mexican Meals and Meal Times

Breakfasts are famously hearty in Mexico, especially at weekend gatherings, whereas the weight and timing of other meals depend more on people's schedules and eating habits

Status of Benito Juarez

Juárez and the Wind

Among Mexico's many sayings, "lo que el viento a Juárez" —what the wind did to Juárez— is popular, especially around election time