Mexico is rich in pre-hispanic traditions that you can still experience to this day. One of our favorites is a beverage you can taste in Oaxaca called “tejate.” This delicious corn and cacao-based drink has been used to help energize people for hundreds of years. Find out more in this episode where we interview doña Lucrecia, maker of some of the best tejate in Oaxaca.
For most, chocolate is a sweet made for enjoying as a dessert or in a candy. But for some communities in Oaxaca, it’s a cultural tradition passed down from generation to generation, where even the question “when are we going to drink chocolate” has a deeper meaning. Find out what cacao and chocolate means to Ervit from Chimalapa Cacao con Origin in this interview.
Tacos, burritos, and guacamole – these are foods that everyone thinks of when they think of Mexican food. But Mexican cuisine goes much deeper than just tortillas and tomatoes. In this episode, we take a look at some of the Mexican dishes you’ve probably never heard of before.
Even if you’ve never been to Mexico before, you’ve probably still heard all about their giant sombreros, Cinco de Mayo, and the afternoon siesta… but how much of this is actually true? In this episode, we take a closer look at eight of the most common myths about Mexico.
Travel and migration can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, you can enrich yourself with unique experiences, pursue happiness abroad, and help the local economy by spending your limited resources in a new-to-you part of the world. On the other hand, too much tourism or immigration to a specific area can raise prices, pressuring the locals to move out, and dilute cultural elements that made the a place desirable to visit in the first place.
Learning a language is more than just studying textbooks and grammar rules. At some point, you have to get out there and practice! Fred is a friend and student of ours who embodies this idea. He’s not afraid to get our of his comfort zone and practice his Spanish all over the world. And he’s done just that with us on our immersion retreats as well as with other Spanish schools in several different countries. Learn about his journey learning Spanish, the techniques he has used, and his mission to find the perfect place to retire in this special episode.
Mexican street food comes in many shapes, sizes, and degrees of spiciness. Sure, a lot of it has a corn base, a guiso, and salsa, but there’s much more to it than that. In this episode, we talk about some of the most popular Mexican street food – some of which may surprise you.
Fathers around the world are known to say some typical “dad” things. But what do dads say to their kids in Mexico? In this episode, we’re celebrating Father’s Day by sharing seven common things Mexican dads say.
If you’re trying to get around in Mexico, you have plenty of options. From luxury buses that go from state to state, to colectivo shuttles that’ll take you around town or between cities, there’s option to suite your needs. In this episode, we cover the different types of transit in Mexico and how to use them.
Tough love can sound pretty tough… especially if you’re a kid in trouble with your Mexican mom. While a lot of things that moms say to their children are fairly universal in any language, you’ll be shocked to hear what some moms say in Mexico to get their children to behave. In honor of Mother’s Day, In this episode we explore 15 of the most common things Mexican moms say to their kids.