Monthly Archives: December 2010

ONE OF THE CUTER DOGS IN THE KNOWN WORLD

This dog was found starving to death outside the caves of Lol-tun. She was rescued by my friend Jessie from Seattle. Jessie took her to Planned Pethood for medical clearance, and then bought a travel bag and a plane ticket … Continue reading

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Mani Revisited

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com Mani is a small town about 70 miles southeast of Merida, Yucatan. It is undistinguished except for the massive church that towers over the small buildings around it. When we first went to Mani, about 22 years … Continue reading

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This Week in Sisal

Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta Sisal is an isolated fishing village on the northwest coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s Tough to be Poor Since we’ve fallen in love with Sisal, the news in the Diario about an angry conflict … Continue reading

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Cuban Magic in Merida

Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABALU! About 6,500 Cuban nationals live in Merida. The Cuban consulate is in Campestre. Cubans own businesses here, work in Mexican firms, and live their public lives without being noticed much. Cubans moved … Continue reading

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Sensei Japanese Restaurant

Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta I’ve suffered a trauma. Last night at about 8:00 p.m., two devilishly handsome men in Aloha shirts sweet-talked my husband into opening the door. They shoved their way in and kidnapped me. Under protest, I … Continue reading

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Random recent photos

These are creepy turkey vultures waiting for people to come out of their homes and die suddenly. Graffiti in Ucu, Yucatan 0 These two adorable children were reading my book. I guess it wasn’t very exciting. 00 Recent Visit to … Continue reading

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Thank You Jim and Ellen Fields

by Beryl Gorbman, The Yucatan Yenta ## Merida Yucatan just hosted the annual conference of the InterAmerican Press Association, including news reporters from all over the world. The common theme that ran through the entire conference was freedom of the … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time

Editorial How Expats Claim Turf in a New Country by Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta Imagine an elegant, colonial Mexican city called Gongora. Gongora was in the State of Montebello, Mexico, where breezes played through the hills and there was … Continue reading

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