expat tips

3 July, 2015

San Miguel de Allende

Recently named one of the Top Ten Destinations in the World by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, and selected as one of the Five Best Places in […]
3 July, 2015

¡Viva Mexico! ¡Viva!

Every September 15th Mexicans commemorate the war ofIndependence which was actually initiated in the small town of Dolores in Guanajuato on September 16, 1810. The largest […]
3 July, 2015

Alebrijes

They are cardboard figures that combine imaginary forms and mythological animals with some components of reality. These freakish and almost surreal creations were the result of […]
3 July, 2015

La Guadalupana

On December 12, the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe or the Guadalupana is celebrated throughout Mexico. According to tradition, on December 12, 1531 a miracle […]
3 July, 2015

2012, The End of Days

The Mayan civilization, which reached its peak between 250 and 900 A.D., was fascinated by mathematics, astronomy and the cycles of time. Its Long Count calendar […]
3 July, 2015

Caribbean Music

Caribbean music has always had a great deal of prestige in Mexico. If we travel through the traditional sounds of the various islands, we can find […]
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 […]
15 February, 2018

What document do I need to rent a home in Mexico?

What document do I need to rent a home in Mexico? All landlords require renters to have a Mexican co-signer or “Fiador”.  If the “Fiador” is […]
16 January, 2018

Utility Costs: when, where and how to pay them

Utility Costs: when, where and how to pay them Whether you live in a house, a condo or an apartment you have to pay utility costs […]
20 December, 2017

Happy Eco-Christmas!

The holiday season has arrived, that beautiful time of the year to spend time with our loved ones and really appreciate the things we have around […]
13 November, 2017

Where to adopt pets in Mexico City

 Where to adopt pets in Mexico City         Many people like the company of a pet, but sometimes they are not aware that these beings […]