Read this article about a strange abandoned Maya city built in 1982 in back of the Merida zoo. This place is complete with a scale replica of Chichen Itza’s El Castillo. The article explains the tumultuous politics going on in Mexico and in Yucatan at the time this place was built. Today, it’s completely abandoned. This site belongs to the scholarly people of Expats Anonymous.
Another thoughtful website in Merida is Marc Olson’s An Alaskan in Yucatan. Recently he published an intriguing article about following the steps of Stephens and Catherwood in an area called Xcooch, near Santa Elena. He compares his experience to theirs, paragraph by paragraph.
When I checked this site just now, I was shocked to see that my last site referral had somehow been lopped off. William Lawson, is a long-time resident of Merida, a business owner, and raconteur. He knows the Peninsula like the back of his hand. Recently, he has started a serialized novel that is incredibly funny. It pokes fun at foreign immigrants by writing humorously in the first person, some adventures of his heroine. It is nothing short of hilarious. The first installment, The Trouble with The Muchacha, is masterful