Take an Exclusive Tour of my Delightful New House

FeaturedTake an Exclusive Tour of my Delightful New House

After months of searching, my husband and I finally found a house that is affordable and where we can comfortably fit our family of five. Here it is! Continue reading “Take an Exclusive Tour of my Delightful New House”

What Mexico Can Teach You About Affordable Maternal Care

What Mexico Can Teach You About Affordable Maternal Care

I live in Mexico, I have three children, and I can honestly say I’m truly glad I gave birth in this country. Do you know what my out-of-pocket expenses were for every birth? Zero. That’s right. Keep reading to know how this is possible. Continue reading “What Mexico Can Teach You About Affordable Maternal Care”

8 Popular Ways To Celebrate Easter In Mexico

8 Popular Ways To Celebrate Easter In Mexico

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Holy Week is a four-day nationwide religious vacation that also doubles as spring break in Mexico. I know this is supposed to be a strictly religious holiday, but in Mexico you can make it as holy or as earthly as you like.

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2 Amazing things about Mexican women you must know

2 Amazing things about Mexican women you must know

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Today, I just want to tell you why Mexican women rule!

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Carnival costume in Mexico

Carnival costume in Mexico

It’s Carnival time in Mexico!

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Mexico does not come immediately to mind when thinking about Carnival/Mardi Gras, but it does has a number of important events and unique traditions. According to Mexico Desconocido, there are ten important Carnivals in the country: those in Mazatlan, Veracruz, Campeche, in various small towns in Morelos, Mérida, Huejotzingo, Puebla, Pinotepa de Don Luis, Oaxaca, Chamula and Huistan, Chiapas, Tlaxcala and Ensenada, California. However, there are quite a few more.

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Those in major cities such as Mazatlan, Veracruz, Campeche and Ensenada are very similar to those held in the famous locations of Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans, though Mexican themes show up in parades, especially floats. Giant colorful monsters called alebrijes, based on a handcraft of the same name, have also begun to be seen regularly in these events.

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Perhaps more interesting and…

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Baby Jesus dresses up

Baby Jesus dresses up

On February 2nd, Mexicans celebrate Candlemas and there’s a very interesting tradition that goes with this special holiday!

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The holiday season in Mexico is known as Lupe-Reyes, referring to a nearly month-long period that begins on the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, on December 12 and Three King’s Day (Epiphany) on January 6.

But there is one other date related to the time period, February 2. This is called Candlemas in English, although its observance has waned in the Anglo world. It commemorates the taking of the infant Jesus to temple 40 days after his birth, a Jewish practice at the time.

Images of the infant Jesus are very important in Mexican Catholicism. It is lain in the nativity scene on 25 December, and very can often be much bigger than all the other figures. It can be on family altars throughout the year and there are even a number of famous “Niño Dios” (literally Child God)…

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10 Reasons Why Living in Mexico is Awesome

10 Reasons Why Living in Mexico is Awesome

I’m Mexican, and although my country’s name has been repeatedly dragged through the mud by the new American president, I still think living here in Mexico is awesome.

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You probably already know that I love my country. That’s easy to see! I know it’s not perfect. There’s tons of serious problems around here, like corruption, crime, poverty, and pollution. However, I honestly think the good outweighs the bad. I could never live anywhere else! So, from a Mexican resident’s point of view, these are the reasons why living in Mexico is truly awesome.

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Driving in Mexico: Everything You Need to Know

Are you planning a trip to Mexico and wondering if you can rent a car and drive around? Then, you should read this informative post by Ted Campbell at No Hay Bronca blog!

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There’s no reason for a competent and experienced driver to be intimidated by driving in Mexico. In fact, driving around the country is an excellent option, especially with low prices for rental cars and an abundance of out-of-the-way destinations like colonial towns, national parks, and virgin beaches.

Sure, things are a little different here, but like anything else unfamiliar in Mexico, the main thing you need is patience. And a few tips.

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To Drive or Not?

Your budget is the first factor to consider for whether you drive in Mexico or not. Right now, all over the world, renting a car is super cheap, as low as 10 dollars a day. This means that despite toll highways and somewhat pricy gasoline (compared to the U.S.—it’s still lower than in Europe), renting a car may actually be cheaper than using public transportation, especially if you travel in a group or visit…

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How To Survive A Crazy Mexican Winter

How To Survive A Crazy Mexican Winter

It’s the middle of winter in Mexico City, it’s cold, and I hate it. Here’s why this is definitely my least favorite season!

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Hey, amigos. I’m sorry for my lack of enthusiasm, but I am freezing my butt off in the middle of a Mexican winter. How is that possible? I’m in Mexico! Well, if you think it’s always sunny and warm here, you are dead wrong. In fact, I have quite a few good reasons to hate the wintertime. Fortunately I’ve also come up with some great ways to cope with this dreary season!

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The Best Way To End The Mexican Holiday Season

The Best Way To End The Mexican Holiday Season

In Mexico, the holiday season isn’t over yet. There’s still one more holiday to celebrate, and it’s Three King’s Day!

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Hola, amigos! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, full of peace, love, and joy. Sadly for you, the holidays are long gone. But for all of us lucky people living in Mexico, there is yet another holiday to celebrate- El Día de Reyes, or the Three Kings’ Day. Would you like to join in the fun?

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