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Friday, November 11th 2022

Cecina de Yecapixtla: International Cecina Fair in Pictures

One of our Expat Insurance contributors went to the International Cecina Fair in the charming village of Yecapixtla. The pueblo of Yecapixtla is known for its cecina de Yecapixtla. Find out what is cecina and what makes this town so special, all in pictures! Click here to take a visual journey and learn more!

Tuesday, November 8th 2022

Guide to Mexican Slang

In this article, you'll learn Mexican slang so you can speak like a local. Click here to learn more!

Monday, October 31st 2022

Mexico's Last Daylight Savings

Fall of 2022 will be Mexico's Last Daylight Savings Change. However, this could create huge problems. Click here to learn more!

Wednesday, October 26th 2022

What Is Mariachi Music

Have you ever wondered how mariachi music came to be in Mexico? In this article, you'll discover the origins of mariachi music. Click here to learn more!

Thursday, October 13th 2022

Cost of Living Adjustment Will Increase Meaning More Money for Expats in 2023

Many expats will be getting more money starting Janaury 2023. Find out how and what this means in this article.

Sunday, September 25th 2022

Polka Influence on Mexican Music

Things we think of as typically Mexican often have roots outside of Mexico. Chicken and lime were not indigenous to Mexico, nor was cheese or bread. El trompo for tacos al pastor comes from Lebanese immigrants. The accordion is no exception. In this article, you’ll learn the surprising history surrounding how polka changed the Mexican musical landscape.

Sunday, September 25th 2022

An Expats Guide to Street Tacos in Mexico

Tacos have been a passion of mine for decades. Growing up in Mexico City, my friends would take me to tacos stands throughout a night of social engagements; and as the night would pass, we would find ourselves eating progressively cheaper and stranger tacos with incrementally spicier salsas to cover up exponentially.

Tuesday, September 20th 2022

Preexisting conditions. How can I insure preexisting conditions?

This article will discuss preexisting conditions, which can be a challenge both for individuals and insurance companies. It will look at governmental responses in the US and Mexico.

Tuesday, September 20th 2022

Travel Insurance Vs. International Major Medical Insurance

This article explores the differences between travel insurance, a short term solution for travelers, and comprehensive health insurance, which provides primary coverage for long-term expats.

Monday, August 29th 2022

How the Mennonites Influenced Mexico

The Mexican Mennonites left a legacy on the cultural landscape of Mexico. Seeking freedom, they brought with them traditions and practices that would impact the way we see Mexico today. Sadly, now they’re leaving. In this article, we will provide a basic understanding of the Mennonites, and we’ll explore the cultural significance of this people throughout their adopted land, and why they’ve been leaving Mexico for greener pastures.

Monday, August 8th 2022

Guide to Mexican Vegetables

This guide is meant for expats who have recently arrived in Mexico. I’ve excluded obvious vegetables like corn, and instead decided to focus on those vegetables that are not commonly found abroad.

Monday, July 25th 2022

Tips for Bringing & Spending Money in Mexico

Are you planning a trip to Mexico? Have you been considering a vacation? Even if you’re an expat already living in Mexico, our tips can help you save money. All of us at Expat Insurance have lived in Mexico at least five years. We’ve had to learn lessons the hard way. In this article, you’ll learn *our* tips for how to save money when spending cash, transfer cash, and exchange cash in Mexico.


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