The first and second days of November mark one of the most important cultural and religious events on Mexico’s annual calendar: Day of the Dead, a festival that emphasizes remembrance of past lives and celebration of the continuity of life. Traditionally, November 1st honors deceased children and November 2nd honors deceased adults.
An important tradition that surrounds the occasion is the creation of an ofrenda – an offering – that usually manifests as an altar in people’s homes. The alter is layered and features photographs of the remembered dead, religious symbols, traditional foods enjoyed by the remembered, and other decorations including caramelized pumpkin, small sugar skulls, and Mexican orange marigold flowers called cempaxochitl—colloquially referred to as flor de muerto.
Another traditional food oftentimes found on ofrendas is Pan de Muerto: literally translated, Bread of the Dead.
Like Easter eggs, or turkey dinner at Thanksgiving, Bread of the Dead is a treat that people look forward to when it arrives and miss when its season passes. In years past, Pan de Muerto was only available between late September and early November; however, Mexican supermarkets, in their constant drive to ‘de-seasonalize’ product lines and extend their sales opportunities, Pan de Muerto can now be purchased from supermarkets as early as August and as late as December in some places.
Bread of the Dead is like any other bread—except that it has a few treats added into the mixture which serve to make it special. The generous quantity of butter mixed into the bake, accompanied by a citrus glaze and a good helping of sugar dusted on top make this particular loaf a high calorie sweet feast that, when fresh, also happens to melt deliciously on the tongue.
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If you’re traveling independently on a budget, the new executive style buses in Mexico will certainly be a lower cost choice. It will be helpful if you speak some Spanish in order to undertake some bus travel in Mexico as the ground staff will not necessarily speak English.
Even if you’re not on a tight budget; if you’re comfortable traveling around in new places and don’t mind bus travel, it may be worth considering the bus as an alternative to flying.
Executive Class Buses
These are luxurious buses that offer the latest in bus technology and comfort. Inside, the passenger cabin is closed off from the driver’s cockpit; windows are double-glazed, the cabin is air-conditioned and the suspension is excellent. You are offered a sandwich and a cold drink as you board, and some services offer complimentary coffee on board as well. A toilet is available, and TV screens also feature to play a film during the journey. Some companies also offer headphones to avoid forcing everyone to listen to the film (although in some cases you have no choice, so you may want to take your own headphones to listen to music via your MP3 player). Executive services also offer wide, reclining seats and leg supports—achieved by configuring the seat arrangement to just twenty-four or twenty-five seats on board in a 2+1 seat arrangement.
WiFi Services on Executive Class Buses
Some Executive Class bus services now offer WiFi services on-board.The service is free and enables you to send/receive email, surf the net and make internet-based phone calls from the bus using a service like Skype. Service quality varies and, depending on where you are geographically, internet signals may not be available at certain points en-route as many of Mexico’s highways traverse mountains and other wild terrains.
As an example, executive-class buses to Acapulco, with wide seats (only 24 seats aboard) are available for 50% or less of the normal flight cost. The bus leaves from the south side of Mexico City and takes about five hours. It drops you right in the middle of Acapulco (there is also service to the Diamante area of Acapulco if your hotel is situated there), and you’ll save yourself a lot of money in taxi fares to and from the airport.
When you move to Mexico, you should acquaint yourself with the local medical and health facilities available in your local area. Find out where your nearest hospitals and clinics are, as well doctors, dentists and opticians and keep their telephone contact numbers at hand.
This guide discusses the walk in clinic open to everybody, even visiting foreigners for a nominal charge all the way up to private doctors who are also very reasonable compared to the U.S. prices.
The port of San Felipe is a small town historically dependent on fishing and now on tourism, catering mostly to U.S. travelers and containing an international airport (small plans only).
The population of San Felipe was 16,702 at the 2010 census, and can increase by up to 5,000 due to the presence of Canadian and U.S. part-time residents (retirees and vacation homeowners), who travel to the town from the United States during the American holidays spring break and Memorial Day.
The Bay of San Felipe is 3 meters above sea level. At low tide, the water can recede as much as 2 km. San Felipe experiences one of the largest tidal bores in the world due in part to the Colorado Riverdelta to the north. The seven-meter tides expose a kilometer of ocean floor.
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This is a great article by Mexperience one of my favorite and trusted blogers regarding Mexico.
My expertise is San Felipe. The people of San Felipe are friendly and respectful to Americans and also Canadians (which they can not tell the difference between).This is because the majority of the people in San Felipe are naturally friendly and respectful to everyone.
Here is the article:
The latest visitor statistics revealed that Mexico welcomed over 35 million visitors in 2016, a 9% rise on 2015, and a new record. The country is now among the top ten most visited places in the world, offering visitors depth and diversity of leisure experiences.
When you arrive in Mexico, you will be welcomed by an Immigration and Customs procedure that provides for security whilst treating visitors and residents with dignity and respect.
For many retiring Americans, heading to Mexico makes a lot of financial sense. It’s International Living’s overall winner, with a score of 90.9 and similarly high scores for housing (94) and cost of living (89). Retiring in Mexico is convenient, with flights back to the United States both affordable and quick. Expats love the beaches as well as the cheap, delicious cuisine, shopping, and historical attractions. International Living cites Lake Chapala and the Riviera Maya(and San Felipe, Baja) are retirement meccas and Americans can live well for about $1,200 a month.
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