50 Good Books About Mexico, Central and South America

What originally drove me to live in Latin America wasn’t the sex, sun and salsa. Rather, it was a fascination with the politics, culture and society in this part of the world.

My interest started in university with a socioeconomics course. Insufferable Marxist indoctrination aside, it was an engaging class and responsible for igniting my enthusiasm for Latin America. I probably never would have bothered to take the jump to live in LATAM if I hadn’t taken the class.

Credit where credit’s due.

Hermosillo, Mexico – City Guide for Nomads and Expats

Here’s your Hermosillo, Mexico city guide!

A reader who spent a considerable amount of time here was kind enough to submit a breakdown.

So, without further ado, your guide to the capital of Sonora!

***This is a guest post by Don Tim…

65 Good Movies About Mexico, Central and South America

There are some truly great movies about South America, Central America and Mexico.

Watching movies is an excellent way to get a feel for the history, culture or atmosphere of a place; I’m always impressed at how a good film…

Taxco, Mexico – Travel Guide for Nomads and Expats

A hillside town in the Mexican State of Guerrero. It’s known for the mining and craftsmanship of silver — many folks travel here to buy jewellery and other items made from the precious metal. As mines no longer remained productive, mining gave way to tourism as the main economic activity. Like Tepoztlán, Taxco is a popular weekend getaway for folks living in Mexico City.

The Best Cities In Mexico To Study Spanish

Hey gang,

Today I’ll be talking about the best cities to study Spanish in Mexico.

Because if you dedicate 1 or 3 or 6 months to learning a new language, you don’t want to be stuck in a lame place…

Your Quick Guide To Mexico City

Hello and welcome!

Today, I figured I’d draw up a short guide to Mexico City, my adopted home.

We’re talking places to eat, places to drink, safety, language, weather, transportation…

Mexico City, Mexico – City Guide for Nomads and Expats

More commonly known in Mexico as “D.F” (Distrito Federal) or “CDMX”, Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and one of the world’s largest cities. The city is simply too vast to comprehend if you grew up in a second-tier city or lower. The only way to make any sense of it is to think of it in terms of districts and only mess with one or two of them if your stay is short. For this reason, I will deal only with a few neighbourhoods.

Tepoztlan, Mexico – City Guide for Nomads and Expats

A small town in the state of Morelos, and a popular weekend getaway for people from nearby Mexico City. The town has been named a “Pueblo Magico” of Mexico due to its rich history and culture. It’s one of many cities in Mexico that is popular among domestic tourists, but somewhat unknown to international ones.

Cuernavaca, Mexico – City Guide for Nomads and Expats

Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city in Morelos, and is located about a 1 hour and 30 minute drive south of D.F. A lot of foreign students study here. Made famous to the English-speaking world through Malcolm Lowry’s novel “Under the Volcano.”