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More Adventures in Expatting

More Adventures in Expatting

No Fixed Address

October 23, 2016 by Mexpatted

Mexpatted waxes philosophic about her ambiguous address in Mexico City. This is a repost from a few years ago, and in the time since then the mystery has only partially… Read more…

Over the Counter Drugs in Mexico – Tred(a) Carefully!

September 29, 2016 by Mexpatted

I got sick and could have gotten sicker…some things to keep in mind before you take what the doctor gave you. There was a day, a day like many of us… Read more…

The Metro, Part III – The Ugly

September 14, 2016 by Mexpatted

    In Part I of this series on the Metro, I focused on the many great things about the mass transportation system in DF.  In Part II, I considered… Read more…

The Metro Part II, The Bad

August 29, 2016 by Mexpatted

The Bad – some bad, some simply irritating… In Part I of this series on the Metro, I focused on the many great things about the mass transportation system in… Read more…

The Metro – Part I, The Good

August 10, 2016 by Mexpatted

  What, Me Worry? When you are a tourist in a place like Mexico City, especially if you are not from a big city yourself, you might be tempted to… Read more…

Visa Fail

July 30, 2016 by Mexpatted

 I wrote this a few years ago about my experience of getting my temporary residence card – I still have flashbacks.  I hope this will help you avoid the same… Read more…

My First – and Last – Bullfight

January 12, 2015 by Mexpatted

Let me cut to the chase – it was awful.  Not particularly bloody or gruesome, but horrifying to me nevertheless – maybe even more so because of the banality of… Read more…

Categories: Lost in Translation

Where to Buy Organic and Possibly Grass-Fed Meat in Mexico City – Updated 2016

January 4, 2015 by Mexpatted

I have been on the hunt for grass-fed beef since expatting, and I am happy to report that I have been able to find not one, but two sources.  You… Read more…

Restaurant Review: Christmas Day Dinner at Au Pied de Cochon

December 26, 2014 by Mexpatted

This year, The Gang met up for Christmas Day dinner at Au Pied de Cochon, located in the El Presidente Intercontinental Hotel – famous for high-end French fare, and also… Read more…

Categories: Restaurant Reviews

Street Food: Tacos at El Rey

December 26, 2014 by Mexpatted

I love tacos.  Although we have had some great ones in various restaurants, it cannot be denied that the best ones are the ones that get eaten on a plastic-covered… Read more…