Monthly Archives: May 2010

MexicaChica Tours – a fine, new concept

MexicaChica packages imaginative high-end tours for small groups of women here in Yucatan. The educational but fun trips have a multi-disciplinary approach. “For instance,” explains the owner, Claudette Elizondo, “our fantastic collage workshop takes us on a day trip to … Continue reading

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Yucatecan Music Concert and Peregrina

The richness of the musical tradition here is magnificent. Last night we went to a concert at the Museo de la Cancion Yucateca. It was an homenaje to four local composers and performances of their music. Several of them were … Continue reading

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Korean Food in Merida

Younghee Moser is an excellent cook. She sells things at the Slow Food Market on Saturdays – like kim chee, “Korean pancakes,” spicy soybeans, quail egg salad, etc. She also makes a variety of other dishes that you can order … Continue reading

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Slow Food Market Continues to Thrive

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1. I try never to miss it. The multi-vendor nearly-organic market on the grounds of Monique Duval’s bakery is a hit. I go there regularly for eggs and for Korean food, among other things. This … Continue reading

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Merida Expat Legacy of the 1980s

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com Actually, it’s not much of a legacy. It’s a not-very-interesting history. The foreign community of Merida was founded primarily (with notable exceptions) by drunks, misfits and criminals. Fortunately, things have changed. Who becomes an expat? I’m not … Continue reading

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Photos – The Merida Market

vendor Marzipan The market is endlessly fascinating. Household goods, food, small animals, clothes, musicians and small bands, jewelry, potions, saddles, spices, it’s all there. The market is not only a place where goods are sold, but a place where deals … Continue reading

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Photos from Yesterday

Two unusual things happened yesterday. 1. We had a helluva rain/electrical storm, hopefully the end to the awful heat we’ve been experiencing. 2. The Unrewarding Pets (feral cats in the back yard) were unusually cute. Here are photos of these … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: OneBurger

Merida has needed a good hamburger. Welcome OneBurger!!!! It’s part of a chain out of Miami and the local franchisee has done an excellent job. I went there recently for take-out for a group of four on a lazy afternoon. … Continue reading

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Pet Kidnappers in Downtown Merida

According to El Diario, there is guy who steals purebred dogs from homes in Centro and then contacts the owners for ransom. A couple of days ago, some neighbors saw him climb over a wall into someone’s yard on 46th … Continue reading

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Do You Have What it Takes to be a Successful Expat? – by a reader of this blog

This was originally sent in as a comment on the last post. It’s from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous. He signed his name LEVN. Before NAFTA was implemented in 1994, many of the Americans and Canadians in the … Continue reading

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