Tag Archives: Sisal

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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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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Wonderful fishy visit to Sisal

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com There is a correction on this article. It concerns the way octopi are caught. It has been rewritten. It was the second time Mary and I had gone to Sisal within a few weeks. The first time … Continue reading

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Best seafood on the Gulf Coast

It’s fantastically good, and surprise! It’s in Sisal, a fishiing village on the Yucatan coast west of Progreso, Chuburna, and all the towns we can access via the Merida-Progreso road. To get to Sisal, you have to follow Jacinto Canek … Continue reading

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Warm Weather Jaunt to Sisal

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com Although it’s still too hot to jaunt comfortably, Mary and I bravely set off for Sisal on Saturday, to meet some people who were going to show us the octopus farming operation they have going there. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Henequen in Yucatan

by Beryl Gorbman www.yucatanyenta.com Henequen represents slavery, rope, the conquest, heavy labor, and haciendas. It is, of course, the plant and fiber produced on most of the the huge haciendas of Yucatan. Henequen, a type of agave, is uniquely suited … Continue reading

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