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…

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…

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,…