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Topic: Destinations

Merida is a city of a million people… and hundreds of different neighborhoods. Where to live? Where to buy? We can’t possibly talk about all of them, but maybe this will help. Now updated as of August 2014!

Topic: Culture

In this unique and visionary program, the worlds of the Maya and non-Maya children and families of the Yucatan were brought together for a day of activities and mutual respect and understanding…

Topic: Destinations

In this third and final part of our series on visiting Cuba, writer Byron Augustin talks about religion, politics, music, sports and cigars…

Topic: Daily Life

United Caribbean is close to making the ferry between Yucatan and the USA a reality. Those of us who travel back and forth, or move households to Yucatan, are very excited to hear about this…

Topic: Vacation Rentals

Looking for a romantic getaway in Merida? Casa Cortile is in the centro historico, has a swimming pool, a rooftop terrace and is the the most romantic vacation rental in all of Yucatan…

Topic: For Sale in Yucatan

This contemporary home on a quiet street features a separate master bedroom suite as well as a separate upstairs apartment with a separate entrance, and a swimming pool and a garage…

Topic: Jobs in Yucatan

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Topic: Destinations

In Part II of our three part series on Cuba, our guest writer Byron Augustin talks about classic cars, street commerce, traveling around Cuba and some hidden treasures that he was fortunate to see…

Current News, Events & Art

Topic: News
August 19, 2014
This week, news about city-sponsored recycling programs, about the ongoing possibility of a hurricane, a new breast-cancer clinic in Conkal, NBA in Mexico, bus robbery and an interesting website for Maya information...
Topic: Events
August 17, 2014
This week, there is a Red Dress Run on Saturday, a Japanese horror film series and an anime film series as well. There is also theatre, trova and a break dancing contest!
Topic: Yucatan Restaurants
Neighborhood French Bakery                                                                                                                                                                              
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
Check our new ongoing events page for a quick look at ongoing events which are held every week in Merida.
Topic: Animals in the Yucatan , Yucatan Survivor
Inevitably, as a gringo living in the Yucatan, you will probably own a pet or rescue one. Here's our experience as pet owners in Merida...

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?