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Latest Articles

Topic: Health

More and more, we find that we need to see dental specialists to deal with everything from implants to gum disease. Here is our story of some of our experiences with dental specialists…

Topic: History

Our guest writer, James Gunn, tells us about a famous Yucatecan writer from the 19th Century, and his romance novel, El Filibustero, which exposes the vicissitudes of life in Yucatan during the 17th Century…

Topic: U.S. Consulate Messages

The United States government has information for U.S. citizens filing taxes abroad…

Topic: Food

A group of intrepid expatriates have spent the last eight months looking for the best hamburger in Merida. Here is what they found…

Topic: Vacation Rentals

Hacienda Sac Chich is a vacation rental south of Merida that has no equal. You can rent either the original hacienda itself or the award-winning modern Casa Sisal located on the property… there is nothing like it in the world!

Topic: For Sale in Yucatan

Super sweet colonial home for sale in the Ermita/San Sebastian part of the historic centro of Merida…

Topic: Jobs in Yucatan

Design and film production

Topic: Real Estate in Yucatan

One of our readers shares her and her husband’s experiences renting multiple houses in the Yucatan…

Current News, Events & Art

Topic: News
February 23, 2015
This week the news of the Yucatan includes the increase of chicken pox, the decrease of dengue, Mars and Venus, the addition of urban forestry and a children's council in Merida, the care of children with heart defects and much more...
Topic: Events
February 23, 2015
The week after Carnival finds most people picking up the pieces and regrouping. Events this week include movies and lots of wonderful live music, and then they start picking up again next week...
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: Events
Here's all the ongoing regular events that happen in Merida all in one place... updated August 2014.
Topic: Animals in the Yucatan
A much needed community veterinary service has finally opened its doors in Progreso...

Most Emailed Articles

Topic: Destinations , Valladolid Living
Valladolid is a town famous for many things most of us have never heard about. For so long, it has been stuck halfway between two important cities (Merida and Cancun). Now that fact may become its claim to a well-deserved fame...
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: 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: 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: Art , Real Estate in Yucatan
One of the first things we noticed about properties for sale here in Merida was the floors. No kidding. Because many of the floors, even in the most humble of stores or homes, are covered with beautiful mosaico tiles...
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: Vacation Rentals
Casa Taurus is a colorful 3-bedroom vacation home built around a charming garden in an unbeatable Merida location... why stay at a hotel when you can have your own home for the same price?