Best Restaurants in Queretaro (Outside of Centro)
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Best Restaurants in Queretaro (Outside of Centro)

One of the reasons why we chose to live in Queretaro was because of its multi-cultural food scene. Queretaro’s restaurant scene may not be as well-known as Mexico City or San Miguel de Allende, but its flair for traditional, contemporary and international cuisines cannot be denied. Queretaro has restaurants ranging from Korean BBQ and Indian…

Cost of Living in Queretaro
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Cost of Living in Queretaro

One of the most asked questions to any expat is “What’s the cost of living?” Mexico is a big country, and the cost of living can vary. Housing in cities with international airports are going to cost more than smaller towns an hour or so away. Meats and produce tend to be cheaper in Mexicothan…

What to Do If You Get a Parking Ticket in Queretaro
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What to Do If You Get a Parking Ticket in Queretaro

It’s bound to happen. With parking lots being few and far between in Centro and the one-way roads stressing you out, a little space may seem like a gift from heaven, but later comes with a price tag. Here’s a short explanation on what to do if you get a ticket in Centro in Queretaro,…

Restaurants in Centro Queretaro – Where to Eat for Every Budget
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Restaurants in Centro Queretaro – Where to Eat for Every Budget

Eating while traveling is a given, but where should you eat? Tripadvisor and other review websites are great resources, but are they bolstered by tourists or locals? Around Jardin Zenea alone there’s plenty of choices easily within walking distance. You’ll see people in the parks eating ice cream and dancing. Visit around the holidays and…

How to Use Your Smartphone Around the World
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How to Use Your Smartphone Around the World

We can’t even imagine what we would do without our smartphones today. Our handy (pun intended) little computers are our connection to friends, family, social media, our own personal branding, and camera to document all the quirky and wonderful things we see in our daily lives. Wifi around the world is making it easier to…

Wine, Food, and Music at a Mexican Vendimia
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Wine, Food, and Music at a Mexican Vendimia

Vendimias have been celebrated for thousands of years marking the end of the grape harvest and all the dedication to the vines for the past year. These huge parties were a way to make work fun with food, laughter and music. Today, instead of grape stomping with our feet, we use machines to separate and…

Cohetes and Palomas During Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
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Cohetes and Palomas During Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day

If you think you’ll experience peace and relaxation when you visit or move to Mexico, keep dreaming. Mexicans are party animals. If there is something to celebrate, there will be music, dancing, singing, fireworks and most especially, the loud booms of cohetes and palomas. Cohetes and Palomas 24/7 Today, December 12, is the religious holiday…

Best Times for Shopping Discounts in Mexico
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Best Times for Shopping Discounts in Mexico

Moms teach us from an early age never to pay full price for anything. This lesson in life extends past prom dresses and Black Friday deals. It’s also true if you live abroad. Mexico is known for low cost of living and inexpensive food prices, but at certain times of the year, price tags are…

Explore the Wine Region of Queretaro, Mexico
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Explore the Wine Region of Queretaro, Mexico

Queretaro’s landscape and climate might not seem like ideal growing conditions with its summer hail storms, but if you look around the world, some of the best wines come from semi-arid climates and high elevations. Queretaro wineries plant their vineyards between 6200-7000 ft elevation which leads to hot days and cool nights. This drastic swing…