15 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting Mexico


Story by Jim Foreman We’ve all been there. We’ve all made that first trip to Mexico, as green as a cucumber.What’s more, everyone, it seems, from the news, family, and friends will try to impart some conventional wisdom. The problem is that these same people offering their advice have either never been to […]

9 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Mexico

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IMSS vs Seguro Publico vs Private Health insurance

Expats in Mexico share tips for choosing health insurance in Mexico. The discuss the difference between IMSS, Seguro Publico and Private Health Insurance. Plus, they talk about quality of care, prescription drugs, hospitals and having major surgery in Mexico. If you have […]

A Guide To The Regional Cuisines Of Mexico

By, Nils Bernstein

“Mexican food” is a misnomer, or, at least, woefully inadequate to describe the many distinct regional cuisines that encompass the term. The pork dish cochito, ubiquitous in Chiapas, might be a mystery to someone in Tamaulipas. Recently, when a (now-shuttered) burrito place opened in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood, the press coverage […]

How to survive your first months in Mexico


Your first months of eating tacos and substances you’ve never tasted before, spicy food, arriving (too) early at appointments or dates, struggling with pronunciation and Spanish words and sentences, not understanding Mexican slang or idioms, getting stared at by your new neighbours, driving around in crazy traffic and confusing streets, enjoying the sun […]

6 Faces of Guadalajara – Discovering Mexico Overlooked By Tourists

We came to Guadalajara by chance. Without knowing anything about Mexico, we were attracted by its manageable size (compared to that of Mexico City), a reputation of safety and cheap plane tickets. A composite of 3 cities – Guadalajara proper, Zapopan and Tlaquepaque, it’s a 4 million people urbanity, the second largest in Mexico. We […]

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Hidden Beach-Playa del Amor, Marieta Islands, Mexico

A lovers’ beach, tucked below the surface of the island, provides a safe haven for romance. A gaping hole in the surface of the lush green island opens onto a secret beach, with ample shade, sun, and crystal-clear water. Playa del Amor, more commonly known as the Hidden Beach, is a feature of […]

Tips, Secrets, and Advice For Traveling Mexico

by Jim Foreman,

Traveling in Mexico is different than traveling in Canada or the United States. Gone are the strict traffic rules nearly all Norte Americanos are programmed to follow. Signage, customs, courtesies, and right-of-way are all irregular to an unseasoned driver.

Furthermore, stories of corrupt cops stopping travelers for bribes are aplenty. […]



One of the must-see sites in Mexico City is Teotihuacan, or the pyramids, as most people refer to them. This anthropology site is technically outside Mexico City, 40 kilometers northeast. But it’s close enough that you can visit them early in the day and be back to the city for lunch (lunch […]