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Topic: Daily Life

Right about now, you are probably wondering what to do on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Here is a rundown of the parties and dinners that we know about… and we’ll be adding more as we find out more!

Topic: History

Our guest writer, James Gunn, gives us a peek into a book in Spanish written about the great Maya revolutionary, Jacinto Canek…

Topic: U.S. Consulate Messages

The US Consulate would like us to pass along this holiday travel warning…

Topic: Culture

Through their sustainable and profitable hammock business, two young Meridanos are being the change they want to see in the world…

Topic: Vacation Rentals

From their original wooden front doors to their tall ceilings and tiled floors to their private bricked garden patios in the back, these are typical and charming Yucatecan homes for rent in Merida’s best neighborhoods.

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

Real estate salesperson…

Topic: U.S. Consulate Messages

US Embassy warning to US Citizens for November 20, 2014…

Current News, Events & Art

Topic: News
December 15, 2014
This week, new places to shop, a Mayan girl with special musical talents, Yucatecan horse associations, a virtual library and much more...
Topic: Events
December 14, 2014
This week, the Merida Fest, celebrating 473 years of being a city, is starting this week. Also, a concert in the Plaza, Christmas celebrations for kids, great movies, trova, Christopher Collins at Hacienda Xcanatun and more...
Topic: Yucatan Restaurants
Coffee house in Santa Ana, just a few blocks from Paseo Montejo.                                                                                                                                        
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?