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I live in Mexico City with my husband and daughter. I can't speak much Spanish but I enjoy everyday life with new friends here. Hopefully I can write about lots of cheerful and charming Mexico!

  • Mexico Mexico City
  • Padra Rivodo Hiromi
  • 2021.07.28
  • The Aztec civilization
  • Mexico City was once Tenochtitlan, a city built by the Aztecs on Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico in the late 13th century. Between 200,000 and 300,000 people are thought to have lived in the Aztec empire at its peak.
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  • 2021.07.05
  • The ancient city of Teotihuacán
  • Mexico’s historical ruins and ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations are well-known. In this post, I’ll talk about the mysterious Teotihuacán World Heritage Site and its pyramids, home to a civilization that flourished on the Central Mexican Plateau between the second century BCE and sixth century CE.
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  • 2021.06.18
  • The House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos)
  • There are so many beautiful places in Mexico City that I urge you to visit, but this time I’d like to tell you about one of the most beautiful buildings here—the House of Tiles. It’s located in the historical district in the center of Mexico City, an area called the Centro Historico. There are a lot of old buildings in the area, but the Casa de los Azulejos is particularly eye-catching.
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  • 2021.06.02
  • Mother’s Day
  • Mother’s Day was on May 10 in Mexico. In Japan, Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday of May, but here it’s on the same day every year.
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  • Mexico Mexico City
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  • 2021.05.07
  • Business magnate Carlos Slim
  • Have you ever heard of Carlos Slim? You don’t hear his name mentioned much in Japan, but he’s one of the wealthiest people in the world. He ranked sixteenth this year on Forbes’ Annual World’s Billionaires List, but he clenched the number-one position for four years running between 2010 and 2013.
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  • 2021.04.02
  • Jacaranda: The cherry blossoms of Mexico
  • Hardly anyone can picture spring in Japan without the cherry blossoms. Thinking about the days warming up and everyone making plans for flower-viewing parties as news of peak season starts to spread always makes me a little nostalgic.
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  • Padra Rivodo Hiromi
  • 2021.03.18
  • The unique mealtimes and delicious meals of Mexico
  • Mealtimes in Mexico are different than those in Japan. Breakfast is a light meal that people eat between seven and eight in the morning before they go to work or school, lunch is quite late (between two and four in the afternoon), and dinner is between eight and nine at night.
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  • 2021.03.08
  • Fantastic soups and Caesar salad
  • There are some delicious dishes that I have fallen in love with since coming to Mexico, and you may be surprised at what they are—soups and Caesar salad. Make sure you order them if you ever visit Mexico.
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  • 2021.02.16
  • Mexico’s long Christmas season
  • In Japan, people quickly start putting away their Christmas decorations as soon as it’s over to start preparing for the New Year holidays, but in Mexico, it feels like the Christmas season lasts through the New Year.
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  • 2021.01.18
  • Native Mexican flowers
  • Sunny Mexico has more varieties of flowers than almost any other country in the world. They’re also an integral part of the Mexican culture. Some are used in cooking, they’re of course used as decorations and gifts, there are flowers for the dead… the list goes on.
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  • 2020.12.25
  • Mexican hot beverages
  • Most people think of Mexico as being hot year-round. There are some regions where this is true, but there are also places in the country that get snow. Mexico City is cold between November and January, and though the mornings and evenings in particular can be quite chilly, heating systems are rare.
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  • 2020.11.24
  • Day of the Dead
  • November and December mark the most festive time of year in Mexico—since it includes the Day of the Dead and Christmas.
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  • 2020.10.29
  • Classic Mexican tacos
  • Tacos always come to mind when people think of Mexican food. They apparently originated 6,000 years ago, and have always consisted of beans or chilis wrapped in a tortilla. Traditional Mexican cuisine, which includes these ancient tacos, were listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010.
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  • 2020.10.16
  • ¡Viva México!
  • September 16 is Mexican Independence Day. It’s a national holiday, and celebrations start the night before. The pandemic unfortunately kept everyone from doing what they normally would, but we still did what we could to commemorate this important event.
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  • Mexico Mexico City
  • Padra Rivodo Hiromi
  • 2020.09.09
  • Artistic murals
  • There probably aren’t a lot of people in Japan that know this, but murals are one of Mexico’s signature art forms.
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  • Mexico Mexico City
  • Padra Rivodo Hiromi
  • 2020.07.07
  • Quédate en Casa (Stay at Home)
  • The state of emergency declared due to the coronavirus has been lifted in Japan and life must be gradually returning to normal. In Mexico, as of June 19, the coronavirus crisis was still severe. The virus had claimed 20,394 lives and infected 170,485 people, with the number of infected people continuing to increase every day.
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  • Mexico Mexico City
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  • 2020.06.10
  • Greetings from passionate, sunny Mexico
  • When people think of Mexico, they often picture jovial people, Mexican food, the bright and cheerful photogenic streets, and its many precious World Heritage sites. You might even think of vast tracts of sun-drenched terrain peppered with cactus.
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