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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: 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…

Topic: Culture

For centuries, France and Mexico have interacted across the Atlantic Ocean, especially on the Yucatan Peninsula. Today, you can see evidence of the French culture everywhere, from the past and very much in the present…

Topic: Destinations

One of our favorite guest writers went on a trip to Cuba, and all we got (which is a lot…) is this first of three articles about traveling to and through that nearby island paradise…

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?

Topic: For Sale in Yucatan

This renovated modern home for sale in Merida has a very deep lot, a beautiful pool, garden and patio and plenty of room to expand…

Topic: Jobs in Yucatan

Looking for a photographer…

Topic: Mexico in English

Do yourself a favor and read this blog… Sam Quinones is an American who reports on Mexico and this blog is full of fascinating stories, photos and videos about Mexico…


Current News, Events & Art

Topic: News
July 28, 2014
This week there is news about learning good citizenship at the library in Tizimin, honey production, teens in Peto helping out, and a number of new programs and events in Progreso...
Topic: Events
July 27, 2014
The Tunich Fair is full of events this year. And there's movies, the opera, dance performances and more!!
Topic: Yucatan Restaurants
Authentic Japanese food in the 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
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?