A Taste of Mexican Life in Tequisquiapan
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A Taste of Mexican Life in Tequisquiapan

Tequisquiapan is the perfect escape from city life. Surrounded by dairy farms and vineyards, Tequisquiapan is an oasis for relaxation with its spas, boutique hotels and countryside activities. Spend the morning hot-air ballooning over the agricultural fields, soak in the special mineral waters at numerous spas in the afternoon, shop at the Mercado de Artisanas…

Once Upon a Time in Mexico Film Locations
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico Film Locations

Movies about Mexico seem to be centered around the cartel,depressing living conditions, and gun violence. (Can we say stereotype?) It’sno wonder Americans believe it’s “dangerous” to go to Mexico. One of ourfavorite movies, Once Upon a Time in Mexico has all that and more. It’s a story of love, revenge, strategic political crap, and witty…

The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary for Exploring Queretaro
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The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary for Exploring Queretaro

Queretaro’s Centro incorporates more than 204 blocks of history, politics, conspiracies and even a love story, yet it is usually overlooked for its more famous neighbor San Miguel de Allende. There’s so much to see and do that skipping out on this UNESCO World Heritage Site would be a sad mistake. We recommend spending at…

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…

Santa Rosa Jauregui- A Real Working Mexican Town Without the Tourist Traps
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Santa Rosa Jauregui- A Real Working Mexican Town Without the Tourist Traps

Santa Rosa Jauregui is known for the best carnitas in the country, but there’s so much more to this little town. While Queretaro caters to tourists and big businesses, Santa Rosa Jauregui is where we get our real Mexican experience. This is a real working town with all the Mexican charm you’ve read about in…

Merry Christmas- Love, Mexico
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Merry Christmas- Love, Mexico

Experiencing Christmas in another country is always exhilarating. What will be similar? What will be different? This is our first Christmas in Queretaro, Mexico. Lights shaped as Christmas trees and stars hang from the lamp posts. Stores are draped in garlands of poinsettias and sparkling lights, and Christmas music blares out of every doorway and…

Queretaro Winery: Puerta del Lobo
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Queretaro Winery: Puerta del Lobo

Mexico has excellent wines, and some of our favorites are the Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo blends and Nebbiolo wines from the various regions. One of the bottles of Sauvignon Blanc we tried was from Puerta del Lobo winery located just on the other side of the Queretaro airport from where we live. It was fresh with…

Getting Lucky with Carnitas and Barbacoa
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Getting Lucky with Carnitas and Barbacoa

We did quite a bit of research before selecting the greater Queretaro area to relocate to. One thing we did not look into was what are the local food specialties? Call it dumb luck but we were fortunate enough to stumble onto some fairly remarkable local delicacies, most notably carnitas and barbacoa. Carnitas Santa Rosa…

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…