Tag Archive: Mexico

Jan 22 2017

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 5

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rate we got. Last year when we visited Mexico, the U.S. dollar was worth just over 14 pesos. This year, it was up …

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Dec 14 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 4: Tours

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rate we got. Last year when we visited Mexico, the U.S. dollar was worth just over 14 pesos. This year, it was up …

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Dec 13 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 3: Food

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rate we got. Last year when we visited Mexico, the U.S. dollar was worth just over 14 pesos. This year, it was up …

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Dec 08 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 2: Hotels

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98 for our 30 day trip to Mexico. Of that, hotels accounted for almost $1,000 and airfare for both of us was $617.46. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rates …

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Dec 06 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 1: Transportation

In past years, when we’ve spent a month in Mexico, we were lucky enough to get our airfare and about five days food and lodging paid for by International Living. However, in 2015, IL held it’s last conference in Mexico for the foreseeable future. So this year, for our 30 day trip to Mexico, we …

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Oct 28 2016

Paul and Gloria in Mexico – October 2016 First Pics

Paul and I are on our annual trip to Mexico. This year, we are spending time in Mexico City, Puebla, Cholula (for Paul’s University of the Americas reunion) and, now, in Oaxaca. We will resume our regular features (our cost of living and weather articles) when we return in early November. In the meantime, here …

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Jul 21 2015

Eating Out in Oaxaca, Mexico

We had so many memorable meals on our recent trip to Oaxaca, there are too many to talk about. We ate in restaurants that ran the gamut from smaller, family restaurants called comedors to fine dining restaurants — one of our favorites is Las Quince Letres where we enjoyed a four-course comida corrida for 90 pesos ($6.00) each. …

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Jul 21 2015

The Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

On a recent visit to Mexico City, we hired a driver to take us to the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco. Xochimilco (pronounced, sochi-milko – in Aztec meaning ‘place of the flowers’) is a network of canals and man-made islands originally used by the Aztecs. In pre-Hispanic Mexico , in the valley where Mexico City stands was a lake called Lago …

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Jul 21 2015

Our June 2015 Costa Rica (& Mexico) Cost of Living Expenses

June was a big travel month for us which meant lower than usual Costa Rica living expenses — Less than $900. (We were traveling in Mexico for almost the entire month, leaving on June 2nd and returning on June 30th.  More about those expenses later. Costa Rica Fixed Costs But back at home in Costa …

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Jul 15 2013

Cooking Class in Oaxaca Mexico – Muy Sabroso!

For me, one of the highlights of our trip to Mexico was taking a cooking class at Casa Crespo in Oaxaca. Sure, I can make quesadillas and burritos, even fajitas, but the preparation is more Tex-Mex style. True Mexican cuisine is so different than what we’re used to in the U.S. and I wanted to …

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