Mexico City skyline.

Expats Abroad: World Shuffle

In the increasingly global job market, expatriate communities are not only growing, they’re diversifying. Moon author Julie Doherty Meade introduces a three-part series on expats around the world.

Brick buildings with open storefronts along a street filled with pedestrians.

Everyday Customs & Etiquette in Mexico

While good manners are universally appreciated, Mexicans know that foreigners may not understand the country’s codes and customs. Politeness, patience, and a smile go a long way, but here is some additional information to make eating meals or greeting strangers go more smoothly.

Large landmark rocks jut out of the deep blue waters of the pacific as a fishing boat leaves a wake.

Bringing Your Own Boat to Mexico

Sailing and fishing are popular activities off Mexico’s azure coast, especially along the Baja California peninsula and the Pacific. Author Julie Doherty Meade tells you what you need to know to bring your boat to Mexico.

A mural with Maya influence by graffiti artist Nunca.

Visual Art & Architecture in Mexico

Julie Doherty Meade discusses the history of visual art and architecture in Mexico, from the stepped temple-pyramids of the pre-Columbian era to the influence of French occupation on Mexico City. Read on to learn more about Mexican art—both past and present.

View down a cobblestoned streets in San Miguel de Allende with cathedral spires visible in the distance.

Learning and Speaking Spanish in Mexico

Being able to speak Spanish is not necessary for visiting (or even moving to) Mexico, but it can open up a lot of doors. In this article, author Julie Doherty Meade covers the benefits and difficulties of learning Spanish in Mexico, as well as where to find language classes around the country.

Sign on a newspaper rack reading Gringo Gazette, Southern Baja's Priceless Newspaper.

Gringos, Gabachos, and Güeros

Foreigners in Mexico are likely to hear the popular term gringo in use. Wondering if the term is derogatory? Julie Doherty Meade goes over the usage of gringo, gabacho, and güero, all of which may be said to describe foreigners.