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Topic: Yucatan Survivor

Rumor has it that you can move to the Yucatan and live like a millionaire. As with most rumors, there is a kernel of truth to the lies… find out more about the real costs of living in the Yucatan, now updated with 2015 prices, and comparisons to 2008, 2011 and 2013. Even if you live here, the trends are interesting!

Topic: History

In which we are witness to a rivalry over the lovely Lupita at the dance, where tempers run high, two young men almost come to blows and don Hermenegildo is the only one who loses his hat…

Topic: Daily Life

This week, the spotlight is on the manager of the Tigres of Quintana Roo, a former professional from the USA. Also, this week’s standings in the Mexican Baseball League…

Topic: Interviews , Valladolid Living

Meet the owner of the Casa Hamaca Bed & Breakfast, who first moved to Isla Mujeres in 2001, and now lives and works in Valladolid, Yucatan…

Topic: Vacation Rentals

This vacation rental in downtown Merida features spacious rooms with exquisite old tiles, original woodwork and a modern kitchen. Best of all, it’s just a stone’s throw from Santa Lucia Park and the rest of the Centro…

Topic: For Sale in Yucatan

Almost new Honda CRV… still has that new car smell!

Topic: Jobs in Yucatan

English teacher/Tour guide

Topic: Daily Life

Here’s an introduction to the baseball teams that play in the Yucatan and an update of the first week of results for the 2015 season. Follow the progress of Mexican baseball here in the weeks to come…


Current News, Events & Art

Topic: News
April 13, 2015
This week, learn about solar and wind power to the smallest communities in Yucatan, helping the children of San Simon, the 45th birthday of the Folkloric Ballet, culture classes, holiday numbers from the Semana Santa festivities, and more...
Topic: Events
April 13, 2015
This week starts out slow, but then there's the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, the International String Quartet, and Up, Up With People!! Other musical events and lots of interesting movies too...
Topic: Yucatan Restaurants
Coffee, wine and furniture in Merida centro                                                                                                                                                            
Topic: Art
Check out what Merida has to offer with the growing number of galleries showing artists from around Mexico and the rest of the world. There is art here for every taste and every pocketbook.
Topic: Local Advertisers
Carlos de la Barrera has assembled an excellent team at Maya Architects and Builders, and offers his services in English as an architect, designer, contractor and builder in Merida and around the Yucatan Peninsula...
Topic: Events
Here's all the ongoing regular events that happen in Merida all in one place... updated August 2014.

Most Commented Articles

Topic: Daily Life , Yucatan Survivor
Finding a school for your English-speaking child in Merida is not easy if you don't speak Spanish. We've done some of the legwork for you...
Topic: Health
Every local expatriate we know loves their local Merida dentist. Here is an updated account of dentistry in Merida, some clues as to why it is so good, what to expect from a dentist here, and the curious connection between dentistry and traditional Yucatecan clothing...
Topic: Daily Life
We took careful notes on our recent trip, driving through Mexico to the Texas border with our two dogs. Here are the details of the trip so you can know what to expect next time you do it...
Topic: Yucatan Survivor
Shopping for furniture to fill up that beautiful new home you are buying or renovating in Merida? Here's an update on the lowdown on some of the best places to buy furniture in Merida and what to keep in mind when you are buying...
Topic: Destinations
One of our favorite things to do with guests on a day trip is to take a tour of some of the local haciendas. Just one more thing we love about living in Yucatan...
Topic: Animals in the Yucatan , Culture
For any animal lover who travels to or lives in Mexico, there are few sorer (is that a word?) subjects than the state of dogs in this country...
Topic: Yucatan Survivor
For most of us, learning Spanish is both a chore and a treat. Here is a comprehensive and updated list of the many schools that teach Spanish (and other languages!) in Merida and Progreso...