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Maria & Fernando Garibay

Maria & Fernando Garibay
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. You can contact them at: spanishpv@gmail.com
Aerial view of Guanajuato

The Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato

It’s October, the weather is changing and the many festivals in Mexico are either underway or soon to come, including the wonderful Festival Internacional...
Mexican Flag with fireworks

Celebrating Independence Day in Mexico

Celebrating Independence Day in Mexico is a real treat for expats. The night of the 15th of September is when the Mexican people celebrate...
Colorful ceramic skulls

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...
Adobe house in Mexico

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...
Football fans in Mexico

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 a 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...