Tag Archives: Merida

End of the World – More thoughts

Beryl Gorbman Have you noticed that there are orders of magnitude more people calling for the end of the world in the forseeable future? It used to be that these ideas were forced on you mostly by old guys with … Continue reading

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Ain’t It Awful?

Beryl Gorbman We longer-term expats sometimes sit around in weather like this (over 100 degrees fahrenheit for weeks), wondering exactly why it is we moved here and why other northamericans continue to do so. Why come to this place that … Continue reading

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Goodbye Tree – the last one on our block

by Beryl Gorbman, Yucatan Yenta Two doors away from us on our block in Merida, there is an old crumbling building front with two doors in it. It is usually padlocked but periodically someone knocks off the chains, so passers-by … 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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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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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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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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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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