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Saving México’s Floating Farms (video)

Saving México’s Floating Farms (video)

In Aztec times the tamemes—bearers—would wait at the edge of the markets on the edge of Tenochtitlan, looking for customers. There were no beasts of burden to carry loads in pre-Hispanic Mexico and humans were the best and only option. Several transport revolutions later, this occupation still exists in the iconic markets of Mexico City’s […]

400 Year Old Map!

400 Year Old Map!

The United States Library of Congress recently added a 400-year-old piece of Mexican history to its online collection, one that helps further illustrate a key moment in the history of Mexico. The Codex Quetzalecatzin, a map made in 1593 by the indigenous Nahua peoples of Mexico around the time of first contact with the Spanish Empire, […]

Moving to Mexico?

Moving to Mexico?

Here is a wonderful blog post by Always a Gringa with 39 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Mexico!  Provecho!

Advice for Anyone Considering Mexico

Advice for Anyone Considering Mexico

30 November 2017

We love reading the Los O’Grady blog, and this post with their perspective on what you need to consider when thinking about a move to México.  It’s a really good blog post, enjoy! 

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Thinking of Moving to Mexico?

Thinking of Moving to Mexico?

27 October 2017

  Here is some great advice from Oaxaca resident and mezcal expert Alvin Starkman.  I mean it, if you are thinking of moving to México, this is the kind of helpful article you need! 

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Watch this Video from the Expats in Ajijic

Watch this Video from the Expats in Ajijic

08 September 2017

Ajijic, Jalisco is a beautiful small town on the edge of gigantic Lake Chapala.  Along with the communities of Chapala and Jocotepec, they are called, collectively Lakeside.  Click here for a video made to show what it’s like to retire in the area.  

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The Magic of Mole

The Magic of Mole

07 September 2017

Pati goes to Oaxaca to learn the secrets of their famous moles. One of the utmost experts, Celia Florián, shows her how to make Mole Chichilo, a bitter, intensely flavored and incredibly delicious “black mole” that is typically reserved for special occasions.  

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Mexico Helps Canada Fight Fires

Mexico Helps Canada Fight Fires

06 September 2017

Mexican brigades continue to help Canada battle its forest fires as more than 250 volunteers offer their expertise. So far, 251 Mexican technicians and firefighters, including one woman, have traveled to Canada to help control the forest fires that continue to engulf many parts of British Columbia.

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So Many Different Mexican Tortillas

So Many Different Mexican Tortillas

06 September 2017

Even if you don’t speak Spanish, you’ll want to look at the photos here of the many beautiful and different Mexican tortillas.  Been Provecho!  

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What to do in the Yucatán besides visiting Cancun?

What to do in the Yucatán besides visiting Cancun?

04 September 2017

There’s so much more to the Yucatan peninsula than the resort scene. Head west, not south, to discover more authentic and distinctive experiences, like staying in a magnificently restored hacienda, visiting colonial cities like Mérida — which turned 475 years old this year — and touring ancient Mayan ruins.

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Let’s Learn Spanish in Mexico City!

Let’s Learn Spanish in Mexico City!

04 September 2017

Come on, you know you need to improve your Spanish.  Why not combine a visit to Mexico City and learn Spanish at the same time?

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15 Mexican Movies to Stream on Netflix

15 Mexican Movies to Stream on Netflix

01 September 2017

  How many times have you gone to Netflix wanting to watch something but got completely overwhelmed by the options? Well, that’s why we’re here. We scoured Netflix and watched all the crap movies so you don’t have to. Since Mexican Independence Day is upon us, this is a special list of our favorite Mexi-movies. Just in […]

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This Saltwater Pool in Mexico is Amazing

This Saltwater Pool in Mexico is Amazing

06 July 2017

  You will want to book tickets to visit Mazatlán, Sinaloa immediately, once you watch the video here about their amazing salt water pool!  Enjoy!   

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A Secret Tunnel May Solve the Mystery of Teotihuacán

A Secret Tunnel May Solve the Mystery of Teotihuacán

15 June 2017

Read about the chance discovery beneath a nearly 2,000-year-old pyramid leads to the heart of a lost civilization

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20 reasons to NEVER take your kids to Mexico

20 reasons to NEVER take your kids to Mexico

06 May 2017

  This family has a tongue in cheek way of telling you that you and your kids will love Mexico!  And we know they’re right! 

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Mexico is Growing a Solution to Climate Change

Mexico is Growing a Solution to Climate Change

26 April 2017

Ricardo Romero inherited a former cattle ranch in Veracruz, Mexico, from his father decades ago. Since then, he’s turned the land into the Las Cañadas Farm Cooperative, a place that’s at the forefront of a new agriculture technique called carbon farming. Read more and watch the video here.

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What was life like for the Maya people?

What was life like for the Maya people?

22 April 2017

While much is known about the Mayans’ achievements, the question remains: what was daily life for the Maya like?  Here you go –  lots of fun facts and information here!

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Amazing Hot Springs River in Mexico

Amazing Hot Springs River in Mexico

06 March 2017

The Grutas Tolantongo are one of the most beautiful and amazing places in Mexico.  Located in Hidalgo, these 52 photographs will make you want to visit right away!

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An Experiment in Autonomous Living

An Experiment in Autonomous Living

14 February 2017

Los Panchos: Mexico City’s Experiment in Autonomous Living – The roots of this project date back to the late ‘80s, when, in an attempt to combat housing prices that were unaffordable for millions of Mexico City’s poorest, ‘Los Panchos’ (so called for the Mexican revolutionary figure from which the community takes its name) decided to take back […]

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Keeping the Aztec Language Alive

Keeping the Aztec Language Alive

30 December 2016

For the last 20 years, a California man has been working to keep the Aztec language alive.  We say Bravo!  Read the article here.

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The New Kings of Mariachi are all Women

The New Kings of Mariachi are all Women

06 June 2016

Flor de Toloache now has a Latin Grammy–nominated album to their name and performs at venues around the world. They’re made up of a diverse, rotating cast of members, with roots in regions including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This multiplicity is abundantly evident in the music […]

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