Campeche - Yucatan itinerary

Planning a trip to the Yucatan peninsula? In winter 2018 I spent one month taking Spanish classes and exploring Valladolid, Merida, and Campeche. Check out my Yucatan itinerary and trip report.

Learning Spanish with Kate del Castillo

If you’re a fan of Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, check out those TV shows, movies, and podcasts featuring Kate to learn Spanish.

Interested in learning Spanish in Mexico? Discover some of the best Spanish schools in Mexico with tips on costs, timing, instruction style, and location.

La Calle Spanish School - Merida Mexico

Interested in Spanish schools in Merida, Mexico? Read my review of La Calle Spanish school. In 2018 I studied Spanish there while exploring Merida.

In fall 2017 I spent four weeks in Mexico exploring Mexico City, Puebla, and the state of Veracruz.

Interested in studying Spanish in Puebla, Mexico? Check out my review of Livit, an excellent small school that provides Spanish immersion courses in the gorgeous colonial city of Puebla.

Tiny Tlaxcala, the capital of Mexico’s smallest state, is often overlooked by travelers, but its relaxed colonial charms make it well worth a visit. Tlaxcala City is an easy day trip from Puebla. You can also visit from Mexico City, but the bus ride is closer to two hours one way.

Discover the best Mexican comedians on Netflix. These Mexican stand-up comedy specials are available in the US and most other countries.

Best books about Mexico by Expats

Interested in reading some of the best books about Mexico? Check out this list of fiction and nonfiction books on Mexico written by expat authors.

In February and March of 2017 I visited Mexico City and then spent three weeks in Guanajuato taking Spanish classes, followed by three days in Zacatecas, a beautiful northern mining town.