Expat 101: moving to Mexico is best done with some preparation

Expat 101: moving to Mexico is best done with some preparation A 13-year expat recalls it was a bumpy ride to begin with By Janet Blaser Published on Saturday, November 16, 2019 When I moved to Mexico 13 years ago, I felt like I was well prepared. I’d done what I thought was a lot of research, talked to many people and immersed myself obsessively with expat groups online. Yet it was still a bumpy (though often amusing) ride until Read More …

Try cooking with fresh coconut: it’s plentiful, inexpensive, healthy and delicious

Fresh coconut — the taste of the tropics! Try cooking with fresh coconut: it’s plentiful, inexpensive, healthy and delicious Two dishes in which you can incorporate a delicious local ingredient By Janet Blaser Having lived in Mexico for more than a decade, I’ve learned – sometimes by choice, sometimes out of necessity — to adapt many of my favorite recipes to incorporate local ingredients. All in all, I have lots of fun in the kitchen, often discovering pleasantly surprising and Read More …

SKULLS, MASKS AND DANCERS AS MEXICO FETES DAY OF THE DEAD

November 2, 2019 •Associated Press •Mexico News, Spotlight SKULLS, MASKS AND DANCERS AS MEXICO FETES DAY OF THE DEAD Dancers in indigenous costumes pranced down a broad avenue followed by a float bearing the 20-foot-tall likeness of the goddess Mictecacihuatl, announced as “the queen of the underworld and the guardian of our bones,” crowned by a red feather headdress and cradling a skull in her right hand. Two dozen people clad head-to-toe in mud-colored makeup with animal masks walked stiffly Read More …

PUERTO VALLARTA IS SET TO CELEBRATE DAY OF THE DEAD (OFFICIAL SCHEDULE)

October 30, 2019 •Vallarta Daily News •Puerto Vallarta News, Spotlight PUERTO VALLARTA IS SET TO CELEBRATE DAY OF THE DEAD (OFFICIAL SCHEDULE) Being one of the most important traditions of Mexico, the Tourism Directorate and the Vallartense Institute of Culture (IVC), announces the Day of the Dead Festival, which will take place from October 31 to November 11. At a press conference to publicize the program of activities of this festival, María Guadalupe Guerrero Carvajal, president of the Tourism and Read More …

Mexico Proposes New Rules To Tax Highly Digitalized Businesses

Mexico Proposes New Rules To Tax Highly Digitalized Businesses Posted on 12 September, 2019 by Vallarta Tribune A bill was introduced to the Mexican Congress on August 21 to tax digital platforms this includes such global digital companies such as Airbnb, Uber and Netflix. Wat this means for consumers remains to be seen. But it is a clear indication that homeowners who rent their properties through such services such as Airbnb are soon to be subjected to extra scrutiny. Background Read More …

Could Mexico Cactus Solve the World’s Plastic Problem?

Could Mexico Cactus Solve the World’s Plastic Problem? Gabriel Serna – Agence-France Presse go to source August 8, 2019 A material developed by Atemajac Valley University researcher Sandra Pascoe is made with the juice of a prickly pear cactus, and can be turned into discardable, non-polluting packaging. Guadalajara, Jalisco – Mexico’s prickly pear cactus, which is emblazoned on the country’s flag, could soon play a new and innovative role in the production of biodegradable plastics. A packaging material made from Read More …

A trip to Mazatlán changed the life of this expat from California

News Surfer and former publisher Janet Blaser. A trip to Mazatlán changed the life of this expat from California Janet Blaser enjoys the Mexican lifestyle and has no plans to move back to the US Published on Thursday, August 15, 2019 132SHARES A trip to Mazatlán changed the life of a California woman who has now been living in the Sinaloa resort city for more than a decade and can’t imagine moving back to the United States. Janet Blaser, formerly Read More …

La Campana, Jalisco’s ‘Psychedelic Bell,’ is a jewel of natural beauty

La Campana, a bizarre little mountain. La Campana, Jalisco’s ‘Psychedelic Bell,’ is a jewel of natural beauty As you walk up the smooth, undulating surface you come upon one strange, sweeping shape after another Published on Friday, August 9, 2019 Highway 70 could be called “the adventurous way” to travel from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta. This road takes you past the legendary mining town of Guachinangowith its shimmering church covered with a million shards of broken porcelain plates, past Atenguillo, Read More …

Attention All Animal Lovers in Puerto Vallarta: Beware!

Attention All Animal Lovers in Puerto Vallarta: Beware! Warren Brander – BanderasNews.com August 5, 2019 When we moved from Canada we brought our one dog, Toby, with us. We had committed to being a one dog family (having had multiple animals in the past, and now having kids, we thought this the sane thing to do). Share Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – One of the risks of living in Puerto Vallarta is that if you are an animal lover you are Read More …

Frolicking in the mud at Los Negritos, a natural wonder in Michoacán

Mexico Life Locals say there are about 15 pools of boiling mud at Los Negritos. Frolicking in the mud at Los Negritos, a natural wonder in Michoacán Restorative mud pots and ‘fools’ fire’ at Los Negritos Lake near Lake Chapala Published on Friday, July 26, 2019 Anywhere else, Los Negritos Lake would have been turned into a recreational area and its curative and beautifying mud pots into an expensive spa. But in El Platanal, Michoacán, the local people seem content Read More …