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Maria & Fernando Garibay

Maria & Fernando Garibay
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Taking Root in Mexico Blog by Maria and Fernando Garibay is their take on Mexico's very rich culture. Both have been expats—Maria in London and Fernando in Vancouver—and have a very unique perspective on intercultural experiences and how to integrate into a new culture. The couple lives on the north shore of Banderas Bay and help Puerto Vallarta-area expats learn Spanish.

The Legends and Myths of Mexico

The telling of the legends and myths of Mexico always begin by saying, "In Mexico, the legend says..." Are there any mysterious Mexican legends...

The Magic Towns of Mexico

For those expats who like to explore every corner of a country, there is something you should know about the Magic Towns of Mexico,...
Tree of life sculpture in Merida's Casa de Montejo

The Story Behind Mexico’s Tree of Life

The story behind Mexico’s Tree of Life has very deep roots, as you will soon see. The Tree of LIfe is most commonly known as...
Streets of downtown Zocalo in Mexico City

Asking for Directions in Mexico

When you visit a new town in Mexico it is important to ask for directions to find your way around. But asking for directions...

The Cakes War In Mexico

Our bank holidays are often related to important historical dates, such as our war of independence or the day our Constitution was signed. But...
Friends drinking wine together

How “To Get” Somewhere in Mexico: Part Two

In part one of How “To Get” Somewhere in Mexico, we discussed the different uses of the verb “to get” in English and how...
Woman bicycling near a waterfront

How “To Get” Somewhere in Mexico: Part One

In English, when it comes to get, you get a lot of things. The verb “to get” is one of the most used verbs...
Friends sitting together on porch

How to Communicate Politeness, Courtesy and Respect in Mexico

Do you know the meaning of gracias? How about muchas gracias, por favor, que estés bien, eres muy amable, disculpa, mucho gusto, encantado and...
Kids at Xel-Ha Park in Quintana Roo

What’s In a Name in Mexico?

What’s in a name in Mexico? When you meet someone for the first time, one of the first questions you ask is “what is...
Mexican Flag

February Is One of the Most Festive Months in Mexico

February is one of the most festive months in Mexico and in this blog we are going to tell you why.Let’s start with February...
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