Monthly Archives: October 2010

Italians Seek Refuge in the Puuc Hills

Watch this space for full report. A secure colony prepares for the end-of-days in the wilderness of the Puuc hills of Yucatan. They’re wealthy, they’re secretive, they’re all the things that make us want to find out more about them. … Continue reading

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How Writing a Blog Changes Your Life

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com It’s an odd feeling at first. Your words on a public forum. It’s even odder when you realize that hundreds of people a day are reading the words. It changes your perspective on what you see and … Continue reading

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Ki’ Xocolatl – Growing Cacao in Yucatan

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com After an extensive drive along hilly, curving roads in the Puuc Hills of Yucatan, we arrived at Plantacion Tikul, the cacao farm owned by master chocolatier Mathieu Brees. Mathieu is a Belgian who, with his wife Stephanie … Continue reading

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Writing mysteries

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com Living in Yucatan makes it easy for me to put myself into unusual situations and spin stories about them. It is an area rich with possibilities. A few years ago, I wrote a mystery called Madrugada, which … Continue reading

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Yucatan Yenta (aka Beryl Gorbman) publishes article in Wall Street Journal

It’s about retiring in Merida. Follow the link below, or just go to The Wall Street Journal and type Merida in the search box. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704741904575409562278449980.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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Yucatan Yenta’s mystery novel, 2012: Deadly Awakening, on Amazon.com

The Yenta’s novel has been on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and Sony eBooks as a downloadable book for some time. Now it’s available as a printed paperback book. To order the printed version, go to this link. Here’s … Continue reading

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Wonderful fishy visit to Sisal

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com There is a correction on this article. It concerns the way octopi are caught. It has been rewritten. It was the second time Mary and I had gone to Sisal within a few weeks. The first time … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Alberto Castillo September 14 2010

Goodbye, old friend.

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A brief bit from Jane

This is part of an ongoing discussion we’re having… Jane says: I need you to always tell me the truth no matter if its good or bad, and I my friend will do the same for you. I’m used to … Continue reading

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Best seafood on the Gulf Coast

It’s fantastically good, and surprise! It’s in Sisal, a fishiing village on the Yucatan coast west of Progreso, Chuburna, and all the towns we can access via the Merida-Progreso road. To get to Sisal, you have to follow Jacinto Canek … Continue reading

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