Leaving one specific way of life then changing to another can be quite a culture shock In this segment, we will be discussing some of the different traditions between two countries - America and Mexico. If you eat steak and potatoes every night for dinner and suddenly change to enchiladas and chips, your stomach will … [Read more...] about Things You Don’t Know About Mexico – Culture Shock
Tulum is a popular vacation destination, far away from the crowds and the noise of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Tulum offers a bohemian vibe, with its beautiful beaches, small community feel and travelers from all over the world. Here are a few things to do in Tulum that are off the beaten path. 1. Valladolid, … [Read more...] about 3 Things to do in Tulum, off the beaten path
I would just like to take the opportunity to wish everyone in Mexico a Happy Independence Day! For most, after a long night of celebration, today is a day of rest and relaxation to enjoy with their families and friends! Many will head to the beach, enjoy delicious Mexican dishes, or maybe see a movie or two! I … [Read more...] about “Happy Independence Day Mexico”
The bright colors found everywhere in Mexico – in the markets, the food, the clothes, etc. - are more than just a cultural tradition; they are the reflection of the warm and lively culture which we experience every day living here. This is just as true with the beautiful colors in which Mexican homes are painted – … [Read more...] about The Bright Colors Mexican Homes Reflects a Warm and Lively Culture
This week I am posting the final three articles in our series on building a home in Mexico, which will focus on the differences in the Mexican construction style. One factor Mexico real estate owners will have to take into account when building a home is that construction techniques and styles are very different for … [Read more...] about Building Your Dream Home in Mexico – Construction Style: Part 1 – Concrete, Concrete and More Concrete!Construyendo la casa de tus sueños. Parte 1: primeros pasos.
It's easy to see the "good side of the coin" for expats with Mexico's focus on having lots of holidays, in terms of lifestyle. Yet, Mexican culture also has another good side to the coin which specifically helps the construction process. Today, in the last part our sub-series on culture and building a home in Mexico, … [Read more...] about Building Your Dream Home in Mexico – The Culture Factor – Part 3
Yesterday, I talked about how bureaucracy and commitment are factors which need to be taken into consideration. Today, in our ongoing series on building a home in Mexico successfully through good planning, we will look at the Mexican attitudes on deadlines, punctuality and holidays. Deadlines and Punctuality In … [Read more...] about Building Your Dream Home in Mexico – The Culture Factor – Part 2
During December we started a series on building a home in Mexico. Over the next week and a half we're going to finish this series with 3 posts about cultural differences and how they play into the construction process, and finally some observations about differences in construction technique. As in the case of … [Read more...] about Building Your Dream Home in Mexico – The Culture Factor – Part 1