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

Typewriter and Book

Writing Inspired by Mexico

Mexico's rich history and varied culture has served as an inspiration to many writers over the years. Foreign Native reviews a handful of writers past and present

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

Cathedral in Mexico City

When Night Doesn’t Fall

The spring clock-change has never been particularly popular in Mexico, a country with plenty of year-round sunlight

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