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Valladolid Living

By Rodrigo Rodriguez

Guest writer Rodrigo Rodriguez has a piece of property in Uayma, Yucatan near Valladolid. He takes us with him on a walk with his caretaker, Miguel Xooc…


By Byron D. Augustin and Thomas E. Jones

In Part III of the story of the Aurora Yucateca, we meet the man, John Masterson Burke, whose engineering skills were crucial in the success of the venture. We also find out what happened to send Burke home, and where he applied what he learned when he returned…

By Byron D. Augustin

In the second part of our three-part series, guest author Byron Augustin writes about Valladolid’s first steam-powered factory’s successes and failures, and the reasons for both. This article is in both English and Español…

By Byron D. Augustin

In this first of a three-part series, guest writer Byron Augustin introduces us to the Aurora Yucateca, Mexico’s first steam-powered factory which was located in Yucatan’s Valladolid. This article is in both English and Español…


By Byron D Augustin and Francisco Hernandez

An exhibit of work by a third-generation (at least!) potter in Valladolid who is working hard to preserve Maya techniques and traditions of pottery making in Uayma, outside of Valladolid, Yucatan.

By Byron D. Augustin

Evidence that Valladolid is becoming a viable community for expat living is the recent creation and opening of the Valladolid English Library…

By Byron D. Augustin

A museum in a former church with a lot of fascinating local history documented and displayed… yet another attraction in the colonial city of Valladolid…


By Byron D. Augustin

In Valladolid, the impact of the Mexican Revolution is still the topic of local conversations. For those amateur historians willing to dig for the data, a treasure chest of information awaits them…

By John Venator

Our good friend, John Venator, who lives in Valladolid, attended the Red Bull Cliff Diving Competition yesterday just down the street from his house. Here is his account of the day…

By Heather Rath

If sleeping with a legend is something you’ve always wanted to do then Genesis Retreat, an eco-oasis near the Mayan archaeological zone of Ek Balam, just may be your cup of herbal tea…


By Working Gringos

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…

By Working Gringos

Deep in the Yucatan jungle but close to the Mayan Riviera lies a magical place, the Mayan ruins of Coba. Coba may not be one of the New Wonders of the World, but you can still climb the pyramid there…

By Working Gringos

Generations of adventurers have been discovering Yucatan since the first European set foot here. Now and then, we get to think we’re making a “discovery” ourselves…

By Working Gringos

If you’re leaving from Valladolid and heading for the coast, or looking for the fastest way to Tulum from Merida, this is your route…