Our Visa Process to Live in Mexico
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Our Visa Process to Live in Mexico

**This post has been updated with known 2021 requirements from the Mexican government, but still retains our experience getting a visa and renewal.** Every year for the past three years we have had to go to immigration to get our temporary visas. You can stay in Mexico up to 6 months on a tourist visa,…

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…

Wine, Cheese and Magic Towns
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Wine, Cheese and Magic Towns

On our first visit to Queretaro we took the Wine & Cheese Tour which ultimately led us to falling in love with not just the city of Queretaro, but the surrounding area as well. This particular tour is not offered online. We signed up for it at the tourist kiosk by the Templo de San…

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…