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Topic: U.S. Consulate Messages

Semana Santa travel warning from the United States…

Topic: Yucatan Survivor

Dialing between a cell phone and a land line in Mexico gets confusing. Add in area codes and neighborhoods and country codes, and most of us are just stumped. Here are updated instructions you need to call from anywhere to anywhere in Mexico.

Topic: History

In which we obtain more insight into why don Hermenegildo has never married, and what might encourage him to consider it, and in which we meet don Felipe, who had a headache…

Topic: Food

Recently, the Yucatan was put on the global attention map yet again… this time with a beautiful cookbook written by local expatriate David Sterling. Here is an exclusive interview with Chef Sterling about writing the book and his plans for the future…

Topic: Vacation Rentals

Hotel Caribe is a beautiful and traditional Yucatecan hotel located in Merida’s historic centro. Hotel Caribe features a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and air-conditioned rooms that can be rented by the night, week or month…

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

Local foundation looking for intern for the summer…

Topic: History

In Chapter Three, we listen in to a conversation between doña Raimunda and don Hermenegildo to learn more about don Hermenegildo’s past and his thoughts on his bad luck in love…

Current News, Events & Art

Topic: News
March 30, 2015
This week, lots of news about water, water quality, the new Chuburna pier that is, of course, out on the water. There's also a new Yucatan Sports Hall of Fame, a new solar irrigation program, and a contest in Progreso for dogs and children...
Topic: Events
March 23, 2015
The Trova Festival continues, but also movies, the International String Quartet in the centro, a Foro Cultural at a local school and much more...
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.

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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?