Traditional holiday food in Mexico

Tasty Holiday Gifts in Mexico

I’m one of those old-school people who like to bring a small gift when I’m invited to someone’s home; a hostess gift, if you...
La Canada lago in Chiapas Mexico

The Lagunas de Montebello Are Jewels in Chiapas  

The Lagunas de Montebello are jewels in Chiapas, famed for their subtle hues of turquoise, azure and emerald green. They’re located near the border...
Pan dulce found in Mexico

Pan Dulce Is Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice  

While there’s always the question of how much is too much, I think it’s safe to say we all like something sweet now and...

The Feria Maestros del Arte Celebrates 20 Years at Chapala  

The Feria Maestros del Arte celebrates 20 years at Chapala this year after being shut down for two years by the pandemic.  The famous...
Street Food in Mexico

Mexico Has Some of the Best Street Food in the World

Expats In Mexico food writer Janet Blaser knows food and explains why Mexico has some of the best street food in the world in her latest article.
Forest on the fringe of Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara Is on Mother Nature’s Doorstep

Many cities in the world end gradually, petering off into suburbs followed, in turn, by a never-ending succession of small towns. Guadalajara, instead, ends...
Christmas in Mexico

Mexico Is a Very Special Place to Celebrate Christmas  

Every culture you encounter will have its own unique Christmas traditions, but as a long-time expat here, I believe Mexico is a very special...
Fruteria in a Mazatlán mercado

Mexico’s Mercados Offer More than Just Shopping  

One thing I learned quickly after moving to Mexico is Mexico’s mercados offer more than just shopping. Whether you are in Mexico as a...
Jaguar at the Museo de Arte Indigena Contemporaneo in Chiapas, Mexico

Is Chiapas and Its Handcrafts the Next Oaxaca?

Is Chiapas and its handcrafts the next Oaxaca? Well, Oaxaca is by far the best-known area in Mexico for its indigenous cultures, but Chiapas...
La Maltaraña estate at Lake Chapala, Mexico

Lake Chapala’s Hacienda La Maltaraña  

Some time ago, John Keeling, the head of the Lake Chapala Birding Club, mentioned to me that his hobby had brought him to the...