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Tuesday, August 31st 2021

Regional Cuisines of Mexico

When it comes to Mexican food, there is such an astounding variety of dishes that it becomes difficult to make heads or tails of it. Therefore, all of us at Expat Insurance thought it might be helpful to write an article on the different regional cuisines of Mexico. Here, we’ll break Mexico into seven separate regions—each with its own distinct approach to Mexican cuisine. In this guide, we’ll give a very brief overview of the culture and geography of all seven of those regions, and then we will cover some of the ingredients and dishes that each is famous for.

Friday, August 27th 2021

What Is Día de Tu Santo?

In many Latin American countries, and also some European countries with strong Catholic ties (Eastern Orthodox Christianity also celebrates a name day), people often celebrate el día de tu santo. In Spanish, they are also called onomásticos. In English, it’s known as your “Name Day”.

Friday, August 20th 2021

What Is a Colectivo in Mexico

Colectivos are very reasonably priced shuttles. They range in quality and price, but they are mostly a way for locals to get around on a tight budget. You often grab them by the side of the road. There may be a discernible bus stop; there might not. Sometimes you just have to flag them down; other times, you grab them at a bus station or a designated bus stop in a plaza somewhere.

Friday, August 13th 2021

Northern Mexico vs. Southern Mexico

Mexico is a vast country, and if you had to divide it into grand chunks, you could likely separate it into Northern Mexico, Southern Mexico, and the Yucatan Peninsula, which for several reasons remains anomalous in the scheme of Mexican culture—the subject of which would make an entire article in itself. (In a nutshell, the Yucatan Peninsula is predominantly Mayan while the rest of Mexico is not.)

Monday, August 9th 2021

What Are Chapulines

If we had to pinpoint the hub or epicenter of chapulín culture, it would likely be in southern Mexico and Guatemala. States like Oaxaca, Chiapas, Puebla, Morelos, Mexico City, and Estado de Mexico are known for their love of this crunchy treat. Originally, chapulines were toasted on a traditional flat griddle called a comal, though now there are some industrialized toasting methods used in larger manufacturing. Then the chapulines are commonly seasoned. Other times, chapulines are smoked to add a roasted flavor to the insects

Monday, August 9th 2021

Milk in Mexico

A popular misconception is that this is not real cow’s milk. We can assure you that, yes, the room-temperature milk in Mexico is cow’s milk. Often Americans think that this is powdered milk mixed with water and therefore this enables it to be shelved instead of having to be refrigerated. However, this is not true.

Friday, August 6th 2021

How to Say Lemon and Lime in Spanish

If you’ve lived in a Spanish-speaking country, then you’ve probably come across the controversy of how to say lemon and lime in Spanish. Surprisingly, it’s not as cut-and-dry and you might expect. It varies from country to country. This article will break down the differences so that you can buy the right citrus fruit when you need it.

Friday, August 6th 2021

How to Celebrate Revolution Day in Mexico

Unlike the United States, the American Revolution and Independence from England are the same event. In Mexico, these were two different events in Mexican history separated by a hundred years. Mexican Independence is celebrated on September 16th (and the night of the 15th). Well, Revolution Day in Mexico is celebrated on November 20th. It marks the beginning of the Mexican Revolution fought against the aristocracy and bourgeoisie.

Thursday, July 15th 2021

Vaccinations Open Up for 30-Year-Olds in Mexico

It’s finally happened. After months of waiting for vaccinations, 30-year-olds can finally register for vaccinations against the Covid-19 virus, federal government and health authorities announced last week at a conference held by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Slowly, the Mexican government has been releasing the covid vaccinations by age groups of Mexican citizens and residents.

Thursday, July 15th 2021

Guide to San Miguel de Allende - Part Two

Often called, “San Mike” for the influx of American expats that have come to leave their mark on the pueblo, San Miguel de Allende is consistently voted one of “the best places to live” in the world. As recently as 2020, Forbes voted it The Best Small City in the World. This is because it has found a perfect balance between being a rustic pueblo and a modern city—which is no easy feat. An idyllic Mexican environment with almost all the benefits of any developed nation.

Thursday, July 15th 2021

Guide to San Miguel de Allende - Part One

Often called, “San Mike” for the influx of American expats that have come to leave their mark on the pueblo, San Miguel de Allende is consistently voted one of “the best places to live” in the world. As recently as 2020, Forbes voted it The Best Small City in the World. This is because it has found a perfect balance between being a rustic pueblo and a modern city—which is no easy feat. An idyllic Mexican environment with almost all the benefits of any developed nation.

Thursday, July 15th 2021

Guide to San Miguel de Allende - Part Three

Often called, “San Mike” for the influx of American expats that have come to leave their mark on the pueblo, San Miguel de Allende is consistently voted one of “the best places to live” in the world. As recently as 2020, Forbes voted it The Best Small City in the World. This is because it has found a perfect balance between being a rustic pueblo and a modern city—which is no easy feat. An idyllic Mexican environment with almost all the benefits of any developed nation.

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