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

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

Noise Concept

Noise as a Status Symbol

Noise pollution in Mexico City continues to carry on — long after city planners took measures to reduce air contamination in the capital

Statue of Benito Juarez

A Brief Comment on Benito Juárez

An indigenous orphan from Oaxaca rose to inspire a nation, provide a benchmark of political life, and become the most revered of all Mexican presidents

Reading a book

Chronicle of a Cliché Foretold

A versatile phrase which occasionally makes the rounds uses the title of a book by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez