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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.

Thursday, July 21st 2022

Most Romantic Places in Mexico

Mexico has long been recognized as one of the most romantic countries in the world. It’s attracted honeymoon couples for decades—centuries if you count Maximilian I. Known for its tropical beaches, stunning colonial pueblos, and friendly, welcoming people, Mexico has it all.

Monday, July 11th 2022

What Is Pulque?

If you’ve wondered what is pulque, then you might be surprised to learn that pulque was the first alcoholic drink in Mexico. Pulque is found across the desert regions of Central Mexico, where agave plants thrive along the rocky, dry terrain. Therefore, Mexico City and its surrounding areas have become meccas for pulque-lovers.

Thursday, July 7th 2022

A Guide to Mexican Fruits

Mexico is known for many things: its food, its music, and its beaches. But Mexico doesn’t get the recognition it deserves for its wide variety of exotic fruits. Many of them have come to influence the cuisines of the planet.

Thursday, June 30th 2022

How to Renounce Your US Citizenship

You must be compliant (which means you must be eligible, for example, you can’t owe the government any money in US taxes–and renouncing your citizenship will not free you from the burden of these financial obligations). You have to appear before a US consular or diplomatic officer at a US embassy or consulate. Pay $2,350 USD (and you may owe more if you have over $2M dollars or make over $172,000 a year) Sign an oath of renunciation.

Tuesday, June 21st 2022

What Is Tejuino?

If you’re looking for the short answer: it’s a fermented [atole] that is served cold. However, like so many of our articles, our search to answer the question, *What is tejuino?*, has only yielded a deep rabbit hole to make sense of and explore.

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