The New INM Regs Part 4

The helpful young lady at the Mexican Embassy in London promised to send me an email, and she was as good as her word. I had it, and all the information I need. I think. And providing I understand it all correctly, then this visa...

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The New INM Regs Part 3

After two weeks of constantly phoning the number provided on the London Embassy’s webpage, the call was both connected and answered! I was promptly given another number to ring – this wasn’t the correct number...

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The New INM Regs Part 2

I suspect this could turn into an epic series of blog posts, documenting my efforts to obtain my Mexican visa. Perhaps it will be useful to people who come after me. Or forewarning for those who might want to put their lives to...

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The Mexican Winner

I’ve been looking out for Mexican dining options since arriving back in the UK in 2011. Sadly, most of the restaurants I’ve found purporting to be providers of fine Mexican cuisine are non-starters. I won’t...

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Cultural Exchange

I’ve learned a lot about Mexico and the country’s history over the last five and a half years. But it’s not a one way conversation. People want to know about my own country and our history, particularly when...

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The Social Network

When the film was announced, the population of the world seemed to collectively groan. How do you make a movie out of a geek who made a website? Tough one. When it hit the cinemas, the reviews were surprisingly good, if not...

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Intellectual Pomposity

I’ve covered, or at least touched on, the subject of piracy time and time and time and time again. I’m going to touch on it again today. Suffice it to say, producers of music, movies, software, audiobooks and other...

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King Of The World

Here’s a very short video showing the scenery from atop Ajusco. It was windy, as you can hear. But fun getting there. I also caught on camera some wanton vandalism and graffiti! Meh! Everyone scratches their names into the...

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Day of the Dead

It is that time of year again. An ancient tradition, blended (sometimes uncomfortably, to say the least, from a Vatican point of view) with the Catholic religion brought over by the Spaniards, into a colourful, exotic, weird and...

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The City Summit

Ajusco, a fairly substantial mountain of 3,900 metres, is the very highest part of Mexico City. A city which is pretty high up to start with. I tried climbing it back in April, having cycled to the mountain. We chose the wrong...

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