Hisa Franko in Residence Pop Up Dinner in Madrid
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Hisa Franko in Residence Pop Up Dinner in Madrid

We were thrilled to receive a notification from the Worlds Fifty Best Restaurants during our month long European vacation that Ana Ros was bringing her world renowned restaurant, Hisa Franko, to Madrid for a residency at the NH Hotel while we would be visiting. Within moments we had reservations on what would be the last…

Can I Drink the Water in Mexico? -And Other Cultural Expectations
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Can I Drink the Water in Mexico? -And Other Cultural Expectations

Living in Mexico gives us a very different perspective than when we were on vacation. Common questions that were once in our heads have been answered and incorporated into our daily lives. When people come to visit, we are a little surprised by some of the questions about Mexico like ” Can I drink the…

Amealco, a Pueblo Magico of Waterfalls and Maria Dolls
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Amealco, a Pueblo Magico of Waterfalls and Maria Dolls

Amealco de Bonfil is one of the oldest towns in the state of Queretaro and is one of the newest on the list of pueblos magicos. Founded in 1538, Amealco de Bonfil is a place of history and tradition, agriculture and waterfalls. Amealco de Bonfil is located a few minutes from the state border of…

Discover Art, History and Culture at the Museums of Queretaro
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Discover Art, History and Culture at the Museums of Queretaro

  The historical area of Queretaro is a UNESCO World Heritage site studded with beautiful architecture and monuments. Queretaro has grown from an agricultural region to the birthplace of the Independence movement, and helped shape Mexico into what it is today. The museums of Quertaro are an easy way to learn about the history and…

Your Car Maintenance and Ownership Questions Answered
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Your Car Maintenance and Ownership Questions Answered

The freedom to explore the country with your own set of wheels is exhilarating, but just like with all things, it does come with a certain amount of responsibility. Car maintenance and ownership in Mexico is not much different than the United States, but there a few adjustments. Gas is not self-serve, registration is not…

Things You Should Know About Buying Property in Mexico
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Things You Should Know About Buying Property in Mexico

This post was written about our experience in 2018. Prices have gone up significantly, including financial requirements for residency and having an RFC for big purchases. This post was updated in 2022. Living overseas, our goal is to not have a mortgage. The less expenses we have as we get older, the better. Buying property…

10 Dishes You Have to Try in Puebla (and the Restaurants to Try Them)
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10 Dishes You Have to Try in Puebla (and the Restaurants to Try Them)

Puebla is known as one of the gastronomic regions in Mexico, and recognized under the UNESCO catagory of Intangible Heritage.  The people of Puebla have been practicing their traditions for thousands of years, well before the Spanish arrived and even before the tribes of the continent were recording their history. Traditions of planting, rotating crops,…

World-Class Restaurants And More In The Upscale District of San Isidro, Lima
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World-Class Restaurants And More In The Upscale District of San Isidro, Lima

11 million people living within 23 districts of the dynamic city of Lima. These districts are more like individual cities rather than neighborhoods. The upscale San Isidro District, known as the financial center of Lima, is home to 21 bank headquarters and 38 embassies and consulates. Most people stay in the Miraflores District for its…