Mexico Retold

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Mexico Retold
This blog developed out of a profound love of Mexico and a sadness about how it is currently portrayed in the world’s media.
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  • Day of the Dead in Oaxaca: A Day by Day Guide 2 months ago Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a very magical time of year and a special time for many of us as we remember our loved ones and spend time in their memory. I get a lot of emails asking me where to go in Oaxaca during Day of the Dead, so …
  • Meeting the Producers of Oaxaca's Speciality Coffee 3 months ago Just a few years ago Moises Lopez y Manuel Castro of San Pedro Yosotatu, Oaxaca were earning very little for the coffee that they have been cultivating their whole lives. They are true coffee experts who spent year after year doing the back-breaking work of growing and harvesting coffee, only to...
  • The Many Unusual Flavours of Mercado San Juan 3 months ago “Hey gürera, buffalo burger, lion meat, que quieres?” I stopped for a moment wondering if what I had just heard was correct. Did I just get offered the meat of a lion in the middle of this market in Mexico City’s historic centre? “Iguana, kanguro” he continued “tigre, cocodrilo” The...
  • Guest Blog: Why the Ballet Folklórico de México Captures Mexico Perfectly 4 months ago Guest blog by Ellie Cusack of Tea and Tacos In a flash, the stage is bursting with almost forty Juans and Marías whirling about at a hundred miles an hour, hankies in hand, dressed in dazzling costumes of orange and yellow like a bowl of zesty citrus fruit come suddenly to life. The first five …
  • Guest Blog-Our Cross-Cultural Love 5 months ago ‘¿Un mexicano? A Mexican?’ The professor, all 90 pounds of her, dressed to the nines in Chanel, narrows her eyes and taps her perfectly manicured nails on the desk. ‘¡Cómo vas a sufrir! How you are going to suffer!’ She then proceeds to warn me, eyes still narrowed, voice a fraction...

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  • The Way to a Country's Heart is Through its Stomach Expat Culture Shock Eating, probably one of the most important parts of the day and probably one of things that alter most when moving to another country. In Oaxaca, Mexico adapting to eating patterns can take a while. Think about how you eat. Do you buy your...
  • Top 6 Spanish Words That Make me Speak Spanglish in Mexico Expat Blog Awards 2013 I have a confession to make. I used to think people who spoke Spanglish were just being lazy or worse just showing off their proficiency in both Spanish and English. However, having lived in Mexico for almost three years now, Spanglish has become my... Expat Blog Awards 2013: Mexico Gold Award!

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Website Reviews » There are 17 reviews on Mexico Retold

Jeanine Kitchel
22:34 PM October 02, 2012

Excellent website on Mexico with a dash of the unique, the unusual and the artistic. Insightful and interesting, a well done effort by Susannah. Blog on!

21:43 PM October 03, 2012

I absolutely love this blog. Factual, insightful, a bit quirky, and a pleasure to read every time. Susannah, you are a wonderful writer! Keep it up!

02:52 AM October 04, 2012

The thing I love about Mexico Retold is that it constantly reminds me of how beautiful this country is but it does so by reminding me of how great and how amazing all the little things are. And it's those "minor" things that always end up bringing a smile to my face. Thank you! Keep on writing!

12:14 PM October 04, 2012

Mexico Retold is such a vibrant blog full of excitement and joy. I recommend all those who keep saying to me "Mexico isn't that a really dangerous place" to read this blog regularly to feel the joy and visit Mexico as soon as you can to see how wonderful it is for yourself.

Daniel Alflatt
19:44 PM October 04, 2012

A wonderful, colorful & inspiring outlook on a country too often bashed and dismissed by the media and the people living just minutes north of the boarder. The great articles, beautiful photography & underlying passion behind this blog keep me coming back for more!

19:39 PM October 05, 2012

Entertaining and insightful a great opportunity to get some insight into amazing and complex Mexico.

Nikhol Esterás Roberts
03:45 AM October 09, 2012

Mexico Retold is home to very relevant information, interesting articles and does an incredible job of sharing stories about Mexico that matter. I love the writing style and choice of stories, they always draws me in. Mexico Retold (I also love the name!) always reminds me of why I love Mexico, never a dull post, can't get enough of it! Awesome work, Susannah!

Charlotte H
01:28 AM October 13, 2012

I love this blog! It's one of the places I go to get my Mexico fix. Susannah's love of and care for Mexico is clear. Mexico is beautiful but complex, and through her writing Susannah does a great job shining a light on the beauty and complexity. Thank you!

Megan Martin
00:22 AM November 27, 2012

I love Mexico Retold! It's a lovely telling/retelling of what I recognize and identify in my own experience in Mexico. It is where I send those coming to visit or curious about life in this colorful and vivid country. I recommend it with my whole heart!

01:16 AM November 27, 2012

This blog teaches even experts on Mexico about the country's beauty, culture, and tradition. This is so important at a time when Mexico is talked about so negatively in terms of the drug war and illegal immigration.

Joel R. Dennstedt
01:19 AM November 27, 2012

Susannah Rigg has created in Mexico Retold a beautiful place to visit. I go often, with spaces, so I frequently find myself walking down paths rather than sitting in one spot. Like her writings on Day of the Dead week-long celebrations: something to be enjoyed leisurely. Your stay will end with a smile. :-)

Jackie Rigg
08:30 AM November 27, 2012

I love this blog. I knew very little about Mexico before and this is very interesting, informative and always brightens my day. Susannah's writing style is wonderful and always leaves me wanting to know more.

Katy J
08:49 AM November 27, 2012

A brilliant blend of mexican current affairs and cultural (often wonderful and spectacularly beautiful) nuggets, that if it weren't for Susannah's interest in the heart and soul of Mexico and the dedication to sharing it through this fantastic blog, I would not have had the pleasure of knowing. Keep up the great work! This blog is truly something to be proud of.

Karen Rasmussen
12:23 PM November 27, 2012

Wonderful blog! It always draws me in and makes me want for the next little slice of Mexico retold. Thank you!

Jonny Roman
17:44 PM December 09, 2012

No better person to help capture the wonders of Mexico and bring it to the world than Susannah. She has put together a great blog. Congrats!

04:11 AM December 10, 2012

What a wonderful blog to whisk past the popular knowledge of Mexico and onto the many flavors that make it such a special place.

Kevin John
17:21 PM August 02, 2014

Fantastic and totally enjoyable blot Susannah. You can taste, smell, hear, feel Mexico through your words. I have visited Mexico 6 times and have always wanted to move to live in Mexico. Your blog and advice has made up my mind. Now I just need to decide where.

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