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death by tortilla.

Last week, I had run out of some sort of food item. I don't remember exactly what it was. Italian pasta. Pickled ginger. Kalamata olives. American butter. I only remember that it was something imported. When I need imported food, I have one reliable source: Hawaii. If it is in town, it will be there. But, whatever it was was not on the shelf. I asked Alex, the owner, if it had been discontinued. It turns out his source was Costco, and Costco had not stocked the item for months because it was caught in a constipated supply chain. And that constriction was due primarily to a new Mexican government regulation. If you purchase food in Mexico you have probably already noticed a large label that announces its theoretical healthfulness. Three categories are graded: calories, saturated fat, and sodium. If any of those categories exceed the limit set by the Secretary of Health, that category turns a deadly black. All of this probably sounds vaguely familiar to you.

Published by mexpatriate at November 18, 2020 10:02 am.

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An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Seventeen.

Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Sixteen Emma Dumpke, December 1911 December 28, 1911 Dear Hedda, What a glorious Christmas! Of course, Mr. and Mrs. K gave me Christmas Day off, but I elected to go help Mrs. K in the morning. Besides, I had nowhere else to go, and their house was Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Seventeen

Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 18, 2020 9:03 am.

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Health and Medical Insurance Options for Mexico.

Learn about medical insurance options for short visits, extended stays and long-term residency in Mexico

Published by Mexperience at November 18, 2020 8:00 am.

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Just Don’t Fly, The Petrie Dish Of Travel.

CRAMMED!! And Miserable. That is what we were. Our Leon to Tijuana flight was almost full, mine returning to…
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Published by Our Prime of Life at November 17, 2020 2:48 pm.

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dog days of winter.

"Can I bring my dog on the bus?" It is one of the most common questions I am asked by northern visitors. And my usual response is to fall back on parsing the question. "It depends on the type of the bus, where you are coming from, and where you are going." We lawyers are prone to taking a hypothetical cottage and turning it into a palatial maze. That is, when we are not turning them into castles in the sky. And the entire cross-examination is unnecessary for one simple reason. I have ridden only one bus since I have lived in Mexico -- and my dog was not accompanying me. But I now know there is an easy answer to the question. This morning, while walking past the bus station in San Patricio Melaque, I discovered Primera Plus (one of Mexico's premier passenger bus lines) has come to the aid of their passengers. That large banner is a typically-thorough Mexican response to the bus-riding dog question. And if the banner is not sufficient, Primer Plus has provid

Published by mexpatriate at November 17, 2020 2:36 pm.

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Intangible cultural heritage.

Yesterday, Mexico celebrated the National Day of Mexican Gastronomy and the tenth anniversary of traditional Mexican cuisine being designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Due to pandemic restrictions, in the absence of being able to savor the sights, smells, and flavors of a food festival, I honor the day with a ...

Published by View From Casita Colibrí at November 17, 2020 1:53 pm.

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New $100 Peso Bank Note Introduced in Mexico.

Mexico's central bank introduced a new design for the $100 peso bill on November 12, 2020

Published by Mexperience at November 17, 2020 11:04 am.

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Insurance Coverage for Your Home in Mexico.

Protecting your most valuable physical asset against unforeseen events is an essential consideration as you formulate your lifestyle budget

Published by Mexperience at November 17, 2020 9:30 am.

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The Antioxidant Power of Açaí vs. Apples.

There are so many açaí products on the market now, from frozen pulp in smoothie packs to freeze-dried powder and supplements. How is it eaten ...

Published by NutritionFacts.org at November 17, 2020 7:00 am.

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San Sebastian del Oeste Part 6 of 6: The fascinating historical artifacts of Hotel Hacienda Matel.

**A cow's skull decorates a well near the entrance of the hotel**. We visited _Hotel Hacienda Matel_ during our day-trip to _San Sebastian del Oeste_. While there are a number haciendas in the area dating to the colonial and early-Republic eras, this one was built in 2008. It is a product of _San Sebastian's_ growing tourist trade. The architectural design of the hotel imitates historical haciendas and the owners have filled it with artifacts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. _Hotel Hacienda Matel_ is an interesting place in a lovely setting and is worth a visit if you get to _San Sebastian_. To find the hotel on a Google map of _San Sebastian del Oeste_ , click here.

** _Hacienda Matel's_ Exterior**
**The hotel's centerpiece is a fair imitation of an historic _casa grande_**. Like the _casas grandes_ (big houses) it simulates, the rectangular building is built around an open central courtyard, accessed through an impressive gate. On each corner are cylindrical s

Published by Jim & Carole's Mexico Adventure at November 16, 2020 6:57 pm.

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An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Sixteen.

Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Fifteen Hedda Burgemeister, December 1911 My dearest Emmy, True confession: I had not the patience to wait for Madame Tosellis book from the library. I splurged and purchased it immediately. I am sure her own story will soon be forgotten, for her writing has little merit. However, Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Sixteen

Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 16, 2020 8:29 am.

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Shine or rain.

Shine or rain

Published by Nexos at November 16, 2020 7:53 am.

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Ultimate Bundle Herbs and Essential Oils 2020.

Its that time again! A new Herbs and Essential Oils offering from Ultimate Bundles is available. Honestly, its hard to get essential oils where I live in central Mexico, so Im only lukewarm about those items. But the herb stuff! Continue reading

Published by Surviving Mexico at November 16, 2020 5:00 am.

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feliz día de la revolución.

You may think that I, like Billy Pilgrim, have come unstuck in time. That I am five days early with my revolutionary greeting. But I have the Mexican holiday calendar on my side. Last night, I attended the season opening of Papa Gallo's on the beach in San Patricio Melaque. I knew some big event must be afoot in town. Several of the side streets were packed with tour buses and the main street in front of the restaurant had nary a parking space. It has been a long time since I have seen that many cars in town for a weekend. When I saw the beach, I knew where the occupants from all of those buses and cars had gone. The beach was not completely full, but there were more people than I had seen since at least March -- probably for the entire year. Part of that could be attributed to the fact that Friday was the last day of the Jalisco mini-shutdown. People were now free to leave the confining retritions of their urban lives to head for the beach. But the

Published by mexpatriate at November 15, 2020 1:36 pm.

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Spectacular illumination projects citys colorful history on San Fernando Cathedral.

These photographs from 2014 are not great, but reposting them to refresh a suggestion for an outing appropriate for these times entertaining, outdoors and admission-free on a plaza large enough to allow ample room for spreading out. The painterly projection of Xavier de Richemonts San Antonio Saga (click there for much better photographs) sweep Continue reading Spectacular illumination projects citys colorful history on San Fernando Cathedral

Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 15, 2020 12:38 pm.

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Living Simply and Affordably in Mexico.

Some people living in Mexico come to simplify their life situations, and are experiencing the attractions and benefits a simpler lifestyle can provide

Published by Mexperience at November 15, 2020 5:05 am.

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico.

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico (November 14, 2020) Location: Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico (Hotel Zone Cancun) Event: November 14 Demonstration in Hotel Zone Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, November 14, 2020, beginning at 4:00 p.m. (EST), to protest recent killings of women in Quintana Roo. The march will begin at ...

Published by U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico at November 14, 2020 3:08 pm.

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