Monthly Archives: January 2011

How to spot a foreigner in Merida

Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta These are observations. Of course, there are many exceptions. And some of them might be out and out wrong. Meridianos, male or female, seldom wear shorts. Europeans and Americans wear them all the time. In … Continue reading

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Village of Kopoma

Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta A few photos

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Sea Cucumber Battles

Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta One of my favorite towns, Sisal, which I’ve written about here several times, is locked in battle with Progreso fishermen over rights to fish for sea cucumbers (pepino del mar). In this rivalry, Sisal is … Continue reading

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Using Illegal Drugs in Mexico

Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta For Merida Expats and Visitors A Highly Opinionated Article My opinion on this topic is simple. Anyone, especially foreigners, who uses any kind of illegal drug in Mexico, is an idiot. Have you noticed the … Continue reading

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“2012: Deadly Awakening”

I wrote this mystery novel because I am fascinated with the theories of the end of days on 12/21/2012. Some people interpret the end of the world from the end of the current baktun on the Maya calendar and others … Continue reading

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Thoughts about death

Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta Last week I sent the questionnaire below out to some friends. The answers were so instrospective and varied, and I think helpful to others, that I decided to compile them into an article. I’d like … Continue reading

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Supernova may produce two suns

Second sun on its way From The Telegraph 1/22/2011 The Earth could find itself with a ‘second sun’ for a period of weeks later this year when one of the night sky’s most luminous stars explodes, scientists have claimed. The … Continue reading

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Digital Film Class

Monique, of Monique’s Slow Food Bakery, is enthusiastic about a film-maker who has come to town and is giving classes. She says that Billy Arellano, a graduate of the London International Film School, has the latest digital equipment and software, … Continue reading

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Excellent Spanish Class in Merida

February Classes This class given by archaeologist/ethnologist Marina Aguirre, is fun, informative, and productive. I’ve taken Marina’s classes and her material is fascinating. She prepares handouts for the classes and after you go over the info on the handout, there … Continue reading

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Deadly Gossip About Yucatan Yenta

The intellectually challenged editors of the new site, Expats Anonymous, have written a dreadful article about me. What a nerve.

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