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Saturday, January 29th 2022

What is Dia de la Candelaria?

The Christian holiday of Candlemas takes place on February 2nd. It is celebrated widely in Mexico combining some ancient Aztec holiday traditions with Christian traditions brought by Europeans much later. Historical records attest to Candlemas celebrations taking place more than 16 centuries ago. Called Día de la Candelaria in Spanish, we invite you to celebrate the end of the holiday season with tamales, atole, and more!

Thursday, January 27th 2022

What Are Toques in Bars?

If you’ve been in bars in Mexico City, you may have seen people walking around, clinking two metal handles together. That’s a toques machine (*toques* meaning “touches” in Spanish), and this curious device has become a staple drinking game among younger Mexicans.

Thursday, January 27th 2022

Cheek Kiss: Kissing on Cheeks to Say Hello

Are you an expat or traveler from a country that doesn't cheek kiss as a greeting? Do you want to avoid awkward scenarios when kissing on cheeks to say hello? This article will offer helpful tips on what to do, and what to avoid when you are kissing cheeks around the world. Click here to learn more!

Wednesday, January 12th 2022

The Hunt for the Mexican Hangover Cure

It’s no surprise that in a country with spirits flowing from every pore, Mexicans have a handle on the dreaded hangover that comes the next day. I reached out to my friends and family from all over Mexico—both expats and nationals—in my hunt for the perfect Mexican hangover cure. The answers I received varied widely. However, I was able to group them into a series of categories that I would offer as suggestions for how to cure your hangover in Mexico. So now you can get on with your day!

Wednesday, January 12th 2022

The Lasting Influence of Cornish Immigration to Mexico

In this article, you will learn about Cornish immigration, such as why the Cornish left and where they went. Furthermore, you will learn about the Cornish who arrived in Mexico, and the lasting influences they had on Mexican culture. Some of these influences may surprise you! Click here to learn more.

Thursday, December 23rd 2021

Guide to the History of Puerto Vallarta - Part III

The history of Puerto Vallarta is a rather unique one when compared to other resort beach towns in Mexico. Due to its geographical location where a river meets a bay, Puerto Vallarta was a successful trading village long before the arrival of the movie stars. Part III of this guide to Puerto Vallarta covers the history of Puerto Vallarta, so that you can better understand this wonderful city.

Monday, December 20th 2021

Three Kings Day

If you’ve lived in Mexico as an expat or traveled through Mexico during the holiday season, then you’ve likely realized that their Christmas celebration is very different from back home. That’s because Christmas in Mexico isn’t about giving gifts. Giving presents takes place on Three Kings Day in Mexico.

Monday, December 13th 2021

Fresh Bread in Mexico

When people think of the staples in Mexico, they often think of tortillas—flour tortillas, corn tortillas—but they rarely think of bread. Surprisingly, fresh bread is a huge part of Mexican cuisine. Mexicans tend to live off fresh bread. Many Mexicans eat it every day. They might pair it with a soup or broth, but the most common way of eating fresh bread in Mexico is as a torta. A type of Mexican sandwich, a torta is often filled with taco fillings, like *bistec* or pork al pastor.

Monday, December 13th 2021

Guide to Puerto Vallarta Part I

Puerto Vallarta is unlike any other city in Mexico. I’ve been writing guides to Mexican cities for 4 years now, and Puerto Vallarta stands out among the most memorable Mexican cities. Whether you're an expat or nomad—or even a Mexican national—there's something for everyone in Puerto Vallarta.

Monday, December 13th 2021

Puerto Vallarta Guide Part II

In this guide, you will learn about where to go to eat, drink, and mingle with locals in Puerto Vallarta. We’ll try and give a selection of different restaurants—sure to have one that will appeal to everyone. We’ll also add some bars with excellent atmospheres. Dive bars and chic bars, bars with live music, and quiet bars where you can have a conversation—it’s a great way to get to know the people of Puerto Vallarta.

Tuesday, November 9th 2021

Do I Have to Disinfect Lettuce in Mexico?

If you’re new to Mexico, then you may have wondered, *Do I have to disinfect lettuce in Mexico?* Well, the answer is: usually—with only a few exceptions. In this article, we’ll cover why you need to disinfect your produce, which foods you need to disinfect, and how to disinfect your lettuce and other vegetables.

Wednesday, November 3rd 2021

Día de Muertos

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the life of loved ones. You can find fantastic festivities of Dia de los Muertos in Tepoztlan. Learn more about the history, traditions, and culture of Day of the Dead in Tepoztlan, Mexico.

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