Los Sapos, A Shopper’s Paradise
Blog | Puebla

Los Sapos, A Shopper’s Paradise

Puebla is a shopper’s paradise, and at the heart is Barrio de Los Sapos. From antique shops to street markets, fine dining to street food, Los Sapos is the perfect base location to discover treasures from all eras. While everyone has different tastes and prefers different things, we created this overview of Los Sapos and…

Discover the Treasures of Puebla
Blog | Mexico | Puebla

Discover the Treasures of Puebla

Known worldwide for its talavera, Barroque architecture and mole poblano, Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a true treasure of Mexican life from past to present. Puebla was not created until 1531 after the Spanish Conquest where it became an important stop on the trade route between Veracruz and Mexico City. For travelers…

Queretaro Winery: Puerta del Lobo
Blog | Foodies | Queretaro | Travel | Wine

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…

11 Reasons to Visit Xel-Ha
Blog | Quintana Roo | Travel

11 Reasons to Visit Xel-Ha

The natural beauty of the Riviera Maya region of Mexico is unrivaled. White sandy beaches and crystal blue water are what you see above the surface, and the world’s second largest coral reef offers some of the best diving in the world below. Colorful birds, howling monkeys and other creatures make their home in the…

Road Trip Around Cozumel
Blog | Quintana Roo | Travel

Road Trip Around Cozumel

Tom and I prefer to set our own path and discover places in our own way. I had my heart set on exploring the entire island of Cozumel (or at least what’s been paved), so we boarded the ferry from the mainland, landed in San Miguel, the major town of Cozumel, and headed to the…

Getting Lucky with Carnitas and Barbacoa
Blog | Expats | Foodies | Life in Queretaro | Mexican Cuisine | Queretaro

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…