Welcome to Gorbman.com aka YucatanYenta.com

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This website concerns itself with the way of life experienced by people who have left their native countries and moved to  foreign lands. We like to call ourselves Expatriates. This is a romantic image, reminiscent of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Josephine Baker. Times, however, have changed.

Wikipedia defines Expatriates this way: An expatriate is any person living in a different country from where he or she is a citizen. The term is often used in the context of professionals sent abroad by their companies, as opposed to locally hired staff (who can also be foreigners). The differentiation found in common usage usually comes down to socio-economic factors, so skilled professionals working in another country are described as expatriates, whereas a manual labourer who has moved to another country to earn more money might be labelled an ‘immigrant’. There is no set definition and usage does vary depending on context and individual preferences and prejudices.

This is an amusing definition when you think of third world immigrants who move to the USA or Canada. They aren’t usually conferred with the title of Expatriate.

We, from the USA and Canada who live in foreign countries, do so for a variety of reasons. Everything from work to quality of life to economic advantage. And some of us leave our home countries to escape our lives there. We are fugitives, heartbroken lovers, failed businesspeople, and people estranged from their families. And some of us move because we just love our destination country.

Whomever you are, this site is for you. We welcome comments on our blog and encourage guest articles and editorials.

This site originates in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico and Seattle WA USA.

Go to the Pages list below and select Expat Life in Yucatan.

5 Responses to Welcome to Gorbman.com aka YucatanYenta.com

  1. Barry says:

    From: Hotel Casa San Angel
    To:
    Sent: Sat, October 30, 2010 4:01:12 PM
    Subject: RE: Fwd: “Pasta & Puccini” de Luis Nevear de Casa Catherwood
    Hello my name is Juan Domingo chief receptionist at the Hotel Casa San Angel and I am responding on behalf of Mrs. Homa about this matter.
    It is of our greatest interest to make clear that CASA CATHERWOOD IS NOT by any way a sponsor or CONNECTED IN NO WAY with our event of PASTA AND PUCCINI that will take place the 25 of november 2010 in our hotel in the city of Merida. We do NOT acknowledge any publicity or honor no offer made by Casa Catherwood on our behalf.
    The PASTA AND PUCCINI concert is totally organized by Hotel Casa San Angel as a non profit fund raising event for “Patronato del corazon del niño) and reservations and tickets are sold ONLY IN THE HOTEL.
    For more information please call us. (999) 928-18-00, 928-08-00 or 928-11-55 as well as the phone on our flyer.

    Thank you very much
    Hotel Casa San Angel

    P.D. Mrs. Homa told me to ask you if you could kindly e-mail this to your known ones and whoever is interested in our event.

  2. MR. GORBMAN : ES UN GUSTO OIR DE PERSONAS QUE HABLAN BIEN DE NUESTRA CIUDAD Y NUESTRO ESTADO.
    IN BEHALF OF OUR ACADEMIC INSTITUTION WE WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT YOU TO SUPPORT US AS WE DO HAVE PARTERSHIPS WITH USA UNIVERSITIES WHO ARE VERY AFRAID TO SEND THEIR STUDENTS TO MERIDA AND READ YOU IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT´S GOING ON HERE.
    UNIVERSIDAD MARISTA SALUTES YOU AND PLEASE CONTACT US, WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR INSTITUTION.

  3. James Herriot says:

    The comment was sent to this page, because this page’s title is the “Welcome to” page.
    The comment was made, because the author recognizes that Casa de Catherwood has a history of taking credit for the charitable activities and efforts of other groups, and there are many reports that the Casa de Catherwood runs fund-raiser events and keeps and uses the donated monies for their own purposes, so the “Pasta & Puccini” group wants to clearly disassociate themselves from Casa de Catherwood. They also choose this site because of the long close mutually beneficial association between Gorbman and Casa de Catherwood’s owner, so Gorbman fans who trust Gorbman’s advice will see that “Pasta & Puccini” is not associated with the Casa de Catherwood problems.

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