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…

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…

Tom’s Test Kitchen Is in Overdrive
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Tom’s Test Kitchen Is in Overdrive

With COVID-19 keeping us isolated in our house except for the occasional trip to the grocery store, Tom has been cooking up a storm! He’s making things from scratch like breads and barbeque sauce, experimenting with fermentation to make flavored vinegars, and creating ethnic fusion dishes for dinner. Disclosure: Links in this post may direct…

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 Mexico,…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Central Mexico’s Rainy Season
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Central Mexico’s Rainy Season

Rainy season in Central Mexico has begun. Flowers are blooming on the cacti, grapes are plumping up on the vines and the desert dust is washed away. As romantic as this all sounds, the rainy season in Mexico brings with it a lot of good, a little bad and some ugly. Weather in Central Mexico…

What American Foods Are Hard To Find In Mexico?
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What American Foods Are Hard To Find In Mexico?

  People have plenty of questions before they move to a new country which is completely understandable. You want to know if there are good doctors, schools, easy transportation and good neighborhoods. I’m part of a few expat groups on Facebook, and they are a great resource for questions you may have. But it’s not…