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A beginner´s guide to Mexican food that will save you hours of studying the menu

Being popular all over the world, you can imagine that Mexican food is a huge topic and in fact, the attempt to try everything kept me quite busy for five months. I was pretty overwhelmed by the food guides I found - most of them using words and ingredients I´ve never heard of before and all of them praising Mexican food to the highest. I decided to approach the topic step by step while featuring an ambivalent view, so that you can make the most out of your stay. Because to truly experience Mexico, trying its food is simply a must (like it´s the case for every country, I think)!

Mexican drinks you will want to be exported

In Mexico, there´s a whole culture around drinks, both alcoholic and anti-alcoholic. There´s a big number of Mexican beers, of which “Corona” is the only one that´s actually well-known in Europe as well and their whole tradition around Tequila and Mezqual will make you rethink your possible reluctance to drink them. So here´s a quick guide to the drinks you will definitely encounter at some point and I think you´ll like.

Día de los Muertos

Meanwhile known all over the world, the mexican "day of the dead" is actually not a day but rather a week of celebration. In Mexico it's the most important festivity of the year and while the tradition comes from the indigineous, the day was set by the Spaniards equal to the catholic "All Saints' Day". Being in Mexico for this day was one of the most touching experiences I had during my stay and so different from what I expexted!

3 reasons why Mexico is the best destination for an exchange

It´s the perfect TRAVEL location! Mexico is huge, it unites several different climates and its mix of cultures is ineffable. Among my favorite locations were the Cenotes on the Yucatan peninsula, the pre-hispanic ruins (not only Mayas inhabited Mexico before the Spaniards arrived!) all over the country and the lonely white beaches. The best thing: … Continue reading 3 reasons why Mexico is the best destination for an exchange