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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  • New Life Blind - Abandoning mediocrity to find something different 2 weeks ago I first came across Matt’s blog when he posted the first installment of his 7 part blog 101 Observations of a Mexican Mega City. I really enjoyed seeing Mexico City through the eyes of someone who had recently arrived, and his observations made me laugh out loud more than once. A lot of things...
  • On the Permanence of Love: How Mexico helped me grieve for my father 3 weeks ago When my father took his last breath in October 2010 and exited the world, I wouldn’t have believed that I would be sharing time with him every November after that. In the days after my beloved Dad’s death, I tried desperately to grapple with the permanence of it all. Never again would I hug him...
  • Guest Blog: Día de los Muertos, from Australia to Mexico with love. 1 month ago By Rosemary Binks-Carvalho Each year, during the last days of October, on a tiny Island just off the Eastern Australian coast, thousands of yellow flowers bloom. They arrive just in time for my family as we celebrate el Día de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, a legacy of another life we lived in...
  • The Mexican Whistle 2 months ago There are two things that as a little girl I always wanted to do but couldn’t: roll my rrrrr’s and whistle. To be quite honest, both still more or less elude me, although I am getting closer to pronouncing perro correctly and hailing a taxi via a whistle rather than a crazy arm-swinging dance...
  • 5 Very Mexican Things That Didn't Originate in Mexico 4 months ago Let me start by saying that Mexico has brought some pretty incredible things to the world. Think chocolate – I could just stop there, that is good enough for me – but also mariachis, Day of the Dead, mezcal and that is the smallest tip of the iceberg.  However, I have also discovered that some...

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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...

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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!

KTK
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!

RDLR
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!

RASR
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!

Layla
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!

Katie
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!

Leigh
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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