expat tips

3 July, 2015

Pan de Muerto – Bread of the Dead

Day of the Dead ( día de muertos) is a holiday in Mexico that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember relatives who have died. […]
3 July, 2015

Little-known Mexican beverages

The climate in the state of Michoacán has produced, through the centuries, delicious sugar cane. It is from the fermentation and distillation of this tropical plant […]
3 July, 2015

“Piñata – ¡dale, dale dale!”

The Piñata is closely associated with the native people of Mexico, who made clay pots in the shape of their gods. The pots were meant to […]
3 July, 2015

¡Ya Vienen los Reyes Magos!

On January 6th, Mexicans celebrate the day when the Three Wise Men (Reyes) arrived at the manger in Bethlehem and presented the baby Jesus with gifts […]
3 July, 2015

“No te Hagas Rosca ” Candlemas Day

Día de la Candelaria or Day of the Candles is celebrated throughout Mexico on February 2nd, and represents a fusion of pre-Hispanic traditions and Catholic beliefs. […]
3 July, 2015

What is the original “La Michoacana” ice-cream shop?

Many ice-cream shops called “La Michoacana” are seen around the city, and each shop claims to be the original or authentic one. The truth is that […]
3 July, 2015

The Aztec Stadium

The Aztec Stadium or “The Colossus of Saint Ursula” is the third largest stadium in the world, after the Rŭngnado May First Stadium in Pyongyang, North […]
3 July, 2015

No Quiero Oro ni Quiero Plata yo lo que Quiero es Romper la Piñata!

The Posadas, a Mexican Catholic tradition, are celebrated from December 16 to December 24. These nine days symbolize the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem […]
3 July, 2015

¿Me da mi Calaverita?

The Catrina was made popular by a renowned journalist and political cartoonist called José Guadalupe Posada. The name Catrina means “dapper” and is a metaphorical representation […]
3 July, 2015

Sweet Mexico!

Mexican candies are a highlight of just how diverse the cuisine of the country is. These sweet delicacies come in a wide variety of natural and […]
3 July, 2015

Mexican Wrestling

Lucha Libre (free fighting or wrestling) has its origins in ancient Olympic and Greco-Roman wrestling. It arrived in Mexico in the early twentieth century, but it […]
3 July, 2015

The Tree of Life

One of the most symbolic Mexican handicrafts is the Tree of Life, which comes from the municipality of Metepec (on the hill of magueys). This magical […]
3 July, 2015

One “Chela” please!

Mexican Beer has a long history. Mesoamerican cultures knew of fermented alcoholic beverages, including a corn beer and pulque, a fermented sap of the maguey. European […]
3 July, 2015

Springtime: An explosion of Colours

Like cherry blossom time in Japan, jacaranda season in Mexico City is a must to experience. Walking is the best way to discover the jacaranda tree, […]
3 July, 2015

Passion Play of Iztapalapa

The Passion Play of Iztapalapa is one of the largest and most fervent religious celebrations in the world. During Holy Week, more than two million visitors […]
1 September, 2017

New Rules for Garbage Collection in Mexico City

As of July 8, 2017, the City Government created a new compulsory form for garbage collection. We must separate wastes and deposit them according to the […]
24 August, 2017

Rainy season in Mexico City

Rainy season in Mexico City Those of us who live in the Capital City of the Mexican Republic have great benefits because we have privileged weather, […]
19 June, 2017

The Expat Wife

The Expat Wife The role of an expat wife is much more complex than people assume, even more, if she also is a mother. She must […]
22 May, 2017

Mixed Tourism Promotion Fund

Mixed Tourism Promotion Fund The Leisure Industry is an organization from Mexico´s City Government, that implements, advises and finances programs, this organization plans and performs with […]