Monthly Archives: November 2010

R.I.P. Doug McLoughlin

Picture taken in La Reforma restaurant, Merida, in 2010. We lost one of our more colorful characters a few days ago and we will miss him. He adored his wife, Sally. We will especially miss his presence at our Tuesday … Continue reading

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Louise Vogel couture handbags at AANY sale

Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta November 27 and 28 2010 we will be treated to the third pre-Christmas sale by the AANY organization, the group that goes to villages and corners of Merida to locate and showcase local artists whose … Continue reading

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The Art of Leonora Carrington

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com A few weeks ago, the Diario de Yucatan ran an article questioning the source of the large statues being installed on our magnificent Paseo de Montejo. They had checked with the Macay (museum) and with the City, … Continue reading

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Mexican Social Revolution Day Parade

Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta November 20th is the anniversary of Francisco Madero’s call for social reforms in Mexico in 1910, in opposition to President Porfirio Diaz. He was eventually executed for this and is a true national hero. This … Continue reading

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Who the Heck is Leonora Carrington?

Merida is being treated to the dubious art of Leonora Carrington, a 96-year-old British woman who lives in DF. There are 27 pieces, all of them either abhorrent or interesting, depending on your mood. The huge structures line the magnificent … Continue reading

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Crime in Merida

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com According to my statistics for this website, “crime in Merida” is the key phrase most searched on my site. Sadly, I have very little posted on this topic because the crimes here don’t hold a candle to … Continue reading

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America

Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta www.yucatan-yenta.com Most often in the past decade or so, I have felt like a somewhat disgruntled American who moved to another country because it has a more human pace and because the politics, though they … Continue reading

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Hanal Pixan – Day of the Dead, Maya version

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com Mary’s neighbor told her that if you pronounce “hanal pixan” just a little bit wrong, instead of meaning day of the dead, or feast of the dead, it translates in Mayan to “pull the penis.” That’s enough … Continue reading

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Doomsday Compound in Xul Yucatan

Valerie Pickles – The Pickled Onion Beryl Gorbman – www.yucatan-yenta.com It started as a sunny day, as Valerie and Beryl departed from the Pickled Onion, in Santa Elena, Valerie‚Äôs restaurant. We were off to investigate the rumors of a cultish … Continue reading

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