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Watch this Video from the Expats in Ajijic

Watch this Video from the Expats in Ajijic

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

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

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

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?

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!

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

 


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 case you do too much partying the night before and wake up hungover on the 16th having lost your voice — from too much gritando, obvio — then here’s a list of Mexican movies you can stream while lying on the couch. Grab yourself some taquitos, a cerveza, and relax.

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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!

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This Saltwater Pool in Mexico is Amazing

This Saltwater Pool in Mexico is Amazing

 

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

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

 

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

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?

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

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

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 a piece of land. What started out as a mix of cardboard and wooden structures has since burgeoned into its own clearly-defined neighbourhood, with almost 600 families living in the tranquil, tree-lined streets.

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Keeping the Aztec Language Alive

Keeping the Aztec Language Alive

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

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 itself, which evolved past traditional mariachi to include original songs and covers, textured with influences from genres like salsa, Latin jazz, pop, cumbia, hip-hop and soul.

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Mexican Squares are the Best

Mexican Squares are the Best

One of the things first time visitors to México notice is how lively and important plazas are.  Here’s a great article by Common Edge.

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Ever think about moving to Mexico?

Ever think about moving to Mexico?

 

This family did!  Read their story in the Washington Post, here.

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The Fruit & Vegetables of Mexico Project

The Fruit & Vegetables of Mexico Project

 

This is such a fantastic project, we hope you’ll support it!  Click here for the video and more information.

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See beautiful carved animals being made in Oaxaca

See beautiful carved animals being made in Oaxaca

One of my favorite experiences in Oaxaca was visiting the workshop of Jacobo & Maria Angeles, where they make their incredible alebrijes. Video is in Spanish but it is a delight to watch whether you know Spanish or not.


Una de nuestras experiencias favoritas en Oaxaca fue visitar el Taller Jacobo & Maria Angeles. Un must del shopping para nuestros tarjetahabientes World Elite® o Platinum MasterCard®. http://mstr.cd/PricelessCitiesOaxaca

Posted by MasterCard on Monday, August 31, 2015

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This is a serious birder’s paradise

This is a serious birder’s paradise

Birding in a Mexican Nature Reserve” to learn more.

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Building a Boveda Ceiling

Building a Boveda Ceiling

Here’s a great video of talented Mexican albañiles building a boveda ceiling.  Enjoy

LOS ALBANILES MEXICANOS DESAFIAN LA GRAVEDAD!

Posted by Justiciero Vengador on Sunday, August 2, 2015

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México Bicycle Delegation Succeeds in the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur

México Bicycle Delegation Succeeds in the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur

Mexico Cycling

For the first time ever a Mexican delegation participated in the 1,230 km/90 hour Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur. We are so thrilled that México had a group of six represented at this event.

Read all about it here.

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A Local’s Guide to Mérida

A Local’s Guide to Mérida

Mérida, the ambrosial capital of Yucatán, serves up Mayan culture, historic architecture, and more riffs on pork belly than you can imagine. Expat power couple David Sterling and Keith Heitke share their favorites here.

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Mexicanize Yourself!

Mexicanize Yourself!

Mexicanize Yourself

 

Here’s a light hearted look at how to Mexicanize yourself!

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Mexican Pizza Gives Back Too

Mexican Pizza Gives Back Too

Pizza

 

Love this! A Mexico City pizzeria makes pizza crusts with blue corn dough and Mexican ingredients… and also gives away a slice of pizza to the needy for every five sold.

In Spanish but the pictures tell the story.

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Celebrating Darkness

Celebrating Darkness

It’s true, in Mexico darkness is celebrated as part of life.  The Day of the Dead is just part of it.  Read about it here.

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Cooking with Muxes,Mexico’s Third Gender

Cooking with Muxes,Mexico’s Third Gender

 

This was so interesting!  Read the Munchies post about them, here.

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Pictures of Frida Kahlo Taken by her Father

Pictures of Frida Kahlo Taken by her Father

Mexico loves Frida Kahlo, and these photographs taken by her father are a delight. Take a look here.

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