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  • Moving Up to the Championship Round

    28 August 2015 Daily Life

    Leones manager Wilfredo Rumero is playing to win...

  • Leones Road to the 2015 Playoffs

    17 August 2015 Daily Life

    The Mexican baseball playoffs have begun... read how the Leones and other Yucatan Peninsula teams measure up!

  • Success in the CAPP Program

    11 August 2015 Daily Life

    The CAPP program supports graduates of the Progreso Apoyo program who have earned the privilege of attending college in Yucatan. Here are a few of their stories...

  • Tennis Diplomacy in Merida

    13 May 2015 Daily Life

    Tennis is becoming more popular in Merida. Here is an example of a recent event which is spreading the good news about Yucatan via tennis…

  • Jerry Royster, Quintana Roo Manager

    1 May 2015 Daily Life

    The spotlight is on the manager of the Tigres of Quintana Roo, a former professional from the USA. Also, this week’s standings in the Mexican Baseball League…

  • Corey Wimberly and Weekly Stats

    27 April 2015 Daily Life

    Introducing a new outfielder this year for the Leones… an American born in Jacksonville, Florida. And the weekly stats…

  • Running in Yucatan

    1 April 2015 Daily Life

    There are so many races coming up in the next two months, we thought the events deserved their own page…

  • Islam Comes to Merida

    14 January 2015 Daily Life

    We learned recently that a small contingent has now established an Islamic community in Merida, bringing messages of peace and unity. We communicated with Dr. Waseem Sayed about this community and here is what we learned...

  • Christmas and New Year 2014

    17 December 2014 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!

  • Oasis Charity Red Ribbon Ball

    26 November 2014 Daily Life

    There are still a few tickets available for the event of the season...

  • Two Yucatan Holiday Events

    1 November 2014 Daily Life

    Here is vital information on two very important events coming up in the next two months. If you live in Merida or along the Yucatan Gulf Coast, or you are visiting during this time, you'll want to know about these...

  • Hanal Pixan in Merida

    2 October 2014 Daily Life

    Just two blocks from our home, the Yucatan tradition of Hanal Pixan (Day of the Dead) was brought out into the streets for all of us to share, enjoy and contribute to...

  • Gardening in Yucatan: Planning & Planting

    24 September 2014 Daily Life

    Growing vegetables in Merida Yucatan has its pitfalls, many of which can be avoided by careful thought and planning. And now is the time to plant... so let's get started!

  • Classes and Cultural Centers

    22 August 2014 Daily Life

    It is pretty difficult to find out where classes are happening in Merida if you don't read Spanish. Even if you do, often classes are not publicized well. We're doing our best to gather the information here... see what you think.

  • Ferry Yucatan to Florida

    29 July 2014 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...

  • Volunteering Opportunities in Yucatan

    16 April 2014 Daily Life, Animals in the Yucatan

    We are always asked for suggestions about where to donate money, things or time. Here is a comprehensive list of places we know about in and around Merida and the Yucatan Gulf Coast. And we welcome your additions!

  • Bird Photography in Yucatan

    18 February 2014 Daily Life

    The Yucatan Peninsula is home to more species of birds than you can imagine... and even more make it their winter home or stopover point. A local Yucatecan family has discovered many reasons to pursue birdwatching together...

  • Holiday Dinners in Merida 2013

    14 December 2013 Daily Life

    Here is a rundown of the special dinners and events being held in Merida for Christmas and New Year's Eve. As we learn more, we'll add to the list. Make your reservations now!

  • Schools in Merida

    29 September 2013 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...

  • Freecycle In Yucatan

    2 July 2013 Daily Life

    We can all agree that reducing trash is a good thing. Here's another way to get rid of unwanted items you might have that might benefit someone else...

  • Grocery Shopping in Merida

    5 April 2013 Daily Life

    We just updated our grocery shopping article, including adding details suggested by readers. Shopping for groceries in Merida is still not the mindless but somehow comforting activity we used to take for granted back in California...

  • Children's Activities in Yucatan

    11 March 2013 Daily Life

    Do you live or will you be coming to Yucatan with children? Here's a page with information about activities, programs and places for kids in Merida and the surrounding Yucatan...

  • Roof Gardening in Merida Part Two

    3 January 2013 Daily Life

    Our second article on rooftop gardening in Merida reports how things have gone over the last year, where to find seeds and what to look for, when to plant and what vegetables do best here in Merida...

  • Christmas and the New Year in Yucatan

    10 December 2012 Daily Life

    Here's a rundown of the special dinners and events around town on Christmas and New Year's Eve. As we learn about more, we will add them here!

  • What You Don't Know About AFAD

    20 September 2012 Animals in the Yucatan, Daily Life

    It's time for people to know what AFAD, the oldest dog shelter in Merida, is doing for all of us, here in Merida and along the Gulf Coast of Yucatan...

  • El Camposanto de Merida

    3 September 2012 Daily Life

    Every once in awhile, we like to take a stroll through Merida's oldest cemetery, located in the San Sebastian area between Calle 66 and Calle 81A. There's nothing like visiting a cemetery to give you a new appreciation for life...

  • Hurricanes Over Yucatan

    21 August 2012 Daily Life

    Hurricanes are a fact of life in this part of the world. Five years after we first wrote this article, we reflect upon what has happened in the Yucatan and what we have all learned about hurricane preparedness...

  • Expat Letter from Cozumel

    18 July 2012 Daily Life, Destinations

    Ever wonder what its like living on an island in a tourist town? Photographer Michael Lewis gives us his insight into what life is like living on Cozumel...

  • Tropical Roof Garden in Merida

    18 October 2011 Daily Life

    Growing fruits and especially vegetables in the unique Yucatan climate is not what we norteamericanos are used to. Robert Kimsey has created a unique and successful system, and now he's sharing it...

  • Red Bull Cenote Cliff Diving

    12 April 2011 Daily Life, Valladolid Living

    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...

  • Driving Through Mexico With Dogs

    8 April 2011 Daily Life

    We took careful notes on our recent trip, driving through Mexico to the Texas border with our two dogs. Here are the details of the trip so you can know what to expect next time you do it...

  • Driving With Dogs Through Mexico

    19 October 2010 Daily Life

    Many of our readers ask us about driving with dogs into and through Mexico. Here is an account from a couple that did just that earlier this year...

  • Americans Still Have Time to Vote

    18 October 2010 Daily Life

    If you are an American citizen living abroad, it is not too late to vote. Read here about how to do it...

  • Merida English Language Library

    5 October 2010 Daily Life

    When visitors ask us where they can find the heart of the expat community in Merida, we tell them it's the Merida English Language Library, of course!

  • educaTE Program

    27 September 2010 Daily Life

    To counter the daily barrage of bad news that shows up on your computer screen, here's a story of inspiration, dedication and hope for the future of Yucatan and the world...

  • Los Abogados

    5 August 2010 Daily Life

    Abogado is the Spanish word for Lawyer. Before we moved to Mexico, we had spent enough time with American lawyers to last a lifetime, but here the lawyers are different...

  • Mexico and the 2010 World Cup of Soccer

    7 June 2010 Daily Life

    To most of us, it is soccer. To most of the rest of the world, it is known as futbol. Just days remain before the start of the...

  • Inside a Maya Family Compound

    3 May 2010 Daily Life

    Visit a Maya family in the rural pueblo of Santa Elena south of Merida near the Ruta Puuc to see how they make a living during tough economic times...

  • Pre-Season Baseball

    1 March 2010 Daily Life

    Los Leones, Merida's professional baseball team, played a pre-season game against their cross-peninsula rivals, the Campeche Piratas. It was a beautiful day...

  • Organic Produce in Merida

    19 January 2010 Daily Life

    Yes, there is organic produce in Merida... and it's grown right here in the city by a man who enjoys knowing his customers...

  • A Rare Night Out in Merida

    9 December 2009 Daily Life

    The Working Gringos have been living up to their name lately, but last week they treated themselves to a night out on the town. The quality of their experiences was a pleasant surprise...

  • Merida Restaurant Listing

    7 December 2009 Daily Life

    A constantly growing list of the restaurants in Merida and the Yucatan Gulf Coast, with times, addresses, phone numbers, directions and readers' comments. A valuable resource!

  • Hurricane Watch: Ida

    8 November 2009 Daily Life

    We aren't at the moment worried that the hurricane will hit Merida or the Progreso area, but we're keeping an eye on it... for ourselves, and for our friends along the Mayan Riviera. We'll update here with how things are going in Merida...

  • Let's Go Bowling!

    12 October 2009 Daily Life

    Looking for a new activity? Something that involves exercise but can be done in air conditioning? Something that's so much fun you forget you are exercising? Looking to improve your Spanish skills at the same time? Here's just the ticket...

  • Biking in Merida

    9 June 2009 Daily Life

    Our good friend Reg is an avid bicyclist, and has spent hours bicycling in cities around the world. He brings us his best tips and ideas for safety and enjoyment on a bicycle in Merida...

  • The Shadows of Their Smiles

    30 March 2009 Daily Life

    Visitor or resident, it's a rare person who can ignore the plight of the street dogs in Mexico. Terry Godown shares her story about two dogs that stole into her yard and stole her heart...

  • Cloning the Apoyo Program

    2 March 2009 Daily Life

    Creative thinking and follow through have been the ingredients for a very successful program helping children stay in school in Progreso. Now two more women are copying this success in their own communities...

  • Serving Our Local Community

    20 January 2009 Daily Life

    In answer to Barack Obama's call to service, a group of local American expats visited a local elementary school to donate chairs, tables and books for their reading library...

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