Mexico Essentials

Articles and insights about essential things you need to know as you make your Mexico travel and lifestyle plans

Articles and insights about essential things you need to know as you make your Mexico travel and lifestyle plans

Exploring colonial Mexico

Enjoying Long-Weekend Holidays in Mexico

Mexico's three long-weekend holidays —introduced over a decade ago— are well-received and one of them also forms part of Mexico's 'Black Friday' shopping event

Mystical Wind

Mexico’s Mystical Wind

Wind storms in Mexico can be mystical: appearing suddenly, transforming a perfectly still day or night—and vanishing abruptly

Executive Class Bus in Mexico

Executive-Class Bus Travel in Mexico

The most comfortable buses in Mexico are the ‘executive class’ bus lines which make longer journeys comfortable and offer an alternative to air travel

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

Mexican notes and coins

Cash, Please

Although cashless payments are increasing in Mexico, cash use remains essential in the local economy