Learning Every Day Spanish in Mexico
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Learning Every Day Spanish in Mexico

Did you know that Spanish is either the official or majority language spoken in twenty countries and the territory of Puerto Rico? It’s true! A basic understanding of the language can get you around, but the different nuances of each country can throw a wrench into comprehension. When I lived in the Dominican Republic, I…

Mineral de Pozos: Ghost Town Revival Among Lavender Farms
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Mineral de Pozos: Ghost Town Revival Among Lavender Farms

Mineral de Pozos popped up on our radar one day while searching through Mexican travel websites. It sounded kind of cool. An old mining town that was abandoned twice in the last century, this little ghost town is coming back to life with real estate options, festivals and a Pueblo Magico designation. Mineral de Pozos…

Our Experience with Mexican Car Insurance after an Accident
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Our Experience with Mexican Car Insurance after an Accident

Getting into a car accident is extremely stressful no matter where it happens. But when it happens in a foreign country where your language skills are less than a 3-year-olds’ comprehension, it adds a whole new level of worry, anxiety and stress. Are the procedures the same as in the United States? Will we be…

The Best Mexican Chocolate in Querétaro, Mexico
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The Best Mexican Chocolate in Querétaro, Mexico

Chocolate was introduced to Europe in the 16th century, but the indigenous people of Mexico have been consuming chocolate for thousands of years.  The Europeans went crazy for this natural caffeine source, and began experimenting with adding sugar, milk and cocoa butter to transform the drink into a solid form that could be eaten. While some may…

The Boutique Hotel With Its Own Love Story- La Casa de la Marquesa
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The Boutique Hotel With Its Own Love Story- La Casa de la Marquesa

The boutique hotel La Casa de la Marquesa is a landmark in Queretaro. It is one of the premium boutique hotels in the Colonial Highlands of Mexico, and it all began with a love story. You can ask any local and they will give you a slightly different version every time, but the foundation of…

The Complexity of Mole- Real Mexican Cuisine
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The Complexity of Mole- Real Mexican Cuisine

The most commonly found Mexican cuisine in America is usually Tex-Mex; the heavy rice, beans and cheese dishes that fill you up but offer little complexity and elegance. Living in the heart of Mexico, we have been exploring real Mexican cuisine. Mole is considered Mexico’s national dish, but as we have found, each region has…

Buying Furniture in Mexico
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Buying Furniture in Mexico

Buying furniture in Queretaro is not that different from the States. They have modern and antique furniture stores ranging from Contemporary to Victorian. It’s always exciting to buy new furniture, especially for a new house. On our visits to Mexico last year, we researched furniture prices to make sure we could afford the cost of living…

Research Tips For Pet Travel to a New Country
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Research Tips For Pet Travel to a New Country

  If you think it’s hard planning your own flight to your overseas location, planning your pet travel is even more difficult. As humans, we can deal with wonky flight times; leaving at 5am in the morning, or arriving at an unknown location at 11pm at night, hoping someone will be available at the hotel…

The Rabbit Place- La Lapin Sauté
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The Rabbit Place- La Lapin Sauté

You may not fall down the rabbit hole, but upon entering Le Lapin Sauté, you will find yourself in a Beatrix Potter-meets-Disney-themed establishment. A medley of flower pots are transformed into bell-like ornaments to welcome passer-byes into the warmth of this cozy restaurant. Decorative eggs strung from old vines twist across the walls and around…

Foie Gras and Carnivore Lovers Dine at Au Pied de Cochon
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Foie Gras and Carnivore Lovers Dine at Au Pied de Cochon

Tom is the ultimate foodie, and I usually just tag along and eat everything he orders. A few years ago, Tom raved about Au Pied de Cochon and the 20 courses of foie gras, pig, and organ meat he consumed. It sounded absolutely disgusting to me, and a heart attack in the making. But he took his…