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  • Hurricane Dean...How You Can Help

    28 August 2007 News

    Hurricane Dean filled the newspapers this week. We tell you how you can donate both money and goods. Other items in the news include hunting, the local press and investments from around the globe...

  • Merida Hurricane Update: Dawn Tuesday

    21 August 2007 News

    We woke up to a little more rain and some wind... but nothing to write home about. More later when there's more to see...

  • News as Merida Waits for Dean

    20 August 2007 News

    The city of Merida and all the outlying villages are as ready as they can be as they wait for Hurricane Dean to arrive...

  • Dean Update - Monday, Aug 20, 11 AM

    20 August 2007 News

    Hurricane Dean seems to have changed its trajectory slightly... but that could make a big difference to Cancun and Merida.

  • Hurricane Dean Updates from Merida

    19 August 2007 News

    As Hurricane Dean begins to look more certain to hit the Yucatan, residents are hunkering down and preparing for the worst... but hoping for the best!

  • Restoration, Watermelons & More Trees

    12 August 2007 News

    The best news we've heard in a long time: the new mayor is beginning a project to spruce up the Centro and Paseo de Montejo. And there's more good news...

  • Midsummer's News in the Yucatan

    7 August 2007 News

    The governor was sworn in last week. And what was the first thing she did? You'll be surprised. Lots of animals in the news because the people are all at the beach...

  • People, Turtles and Flamingos... Oh, My!

    30 July 2007 News

    Chichen Itza is in the news again, and probably will be for awhile because it is getting a lot of international attention. There's a lot going on at the beach too, this time of year...

  • What's New at Yucatan Living

    20 July 2007 News

    Notice something different? A lot has been going on behind the scenes at Yucatan Living to bring our readers what they've asked for most. Here's a quick tour of all the new features...

  • Izamal, Turtles & Chichen Itza Airport

    17 July 2007 News

    In the news last week: the magical pueblo of Izamal, the airport at Chichen Itza, turtles on the beach, deer in the zoo and, as always, much more...

  • It's All About Bikes in Merida

    29 May 2007 News

    Next weekend, Merida will be holding several cycling competitions in order to promote the sport in the Yucatan. Miles of flat roads sounds like good riding to us...

  • The New Yucatecan Kitchen at Nectar

    4 May 2007 News

    If you've been missing the great cuisine of the big city, here's your chance. Rene Redzepi, the up and coming chef of Noma in Copenhagen, is coming to cook in Merida...

  • Gringo Gone Home

    15 March 2007 News

    The most powerful gringo in the world has taken his secret service, barricades, fighter jets, helicopter gunships, sharp-shooters and aircraft carrier and gone home...

  • Presidents Calderon and Bush in Merida

    2 March 2007 News

    Well, what do you know? George W. Bush, the leader of the Western World, is coming to little ol' Merida to visit with Mexico's new president, Felípe Calderon, thus putting Merida on the world map once again...

  • Merida English Library Chili Cook-off

    9 February 2007 News

    Two of the library's most important fundraising events, the Chili Cook-off and the garage sale, have been combined this year into one big block party...

  • HIV/AIDS Benefit in Merida

    31 January 2007 News

    Brazos Abiertos, a local non-profit that is building awareness and providing support for HIV/AIDS victims, is holding a benefit. A worthy cause, if there ever was one...

  • Yucatan Classified Advertising

    11 January 2007 News

    The English-speaking expat community in the Yucatan finally gets its own classified ads on the internet... estamos listos!

  • Yucatan Hacienda Architecture Book

    19 December 2006 News

    Stop the presses! After waiting three long years, a coffee table book about the architecture of Yucatan's haciendas has finally been published...

  • A Benefit for Merida's Pets

    27 November 2006 News

    This friday, our local animal shelter will be hosting a dinner party to raise money for their ongoing effort to rescue Merida's stray dogs and cats...

  • Christmas Kukis

    15 November 2006 News

    We may not get snow and reindeer here in Merida, but we don't lack for Christmas cookies...

  • It's A Girl!

    8 November 2006 News

    At least once every few hours, something comes along that forces us to look up from our computer screens and take notice of what's going on in the real world. Today, it was something special...

  • Working Gringos Are Inside Mexico!

    23 October 2006 News

    We were recently interviewed for the premier edition of a new expatriate magazine called Inside Mexico. We thought we would share the following email that we received from the managing editor, Margot Lee Shetterly...

  • Gringos Invade Mexico!

    21 September 2006 News

    The following excerpt is from a recently published book on immigration titled, "No One Is Illegal" by Justin Akers Chacón and Mike Davis. We find it interesting and thought our readers might as well, as the authors purportedly have researched a lot of recent data and trends that apply to gringo immigrants to Mexico. Much food for thought...

  • Yucatan Leones National Champions!

    30 August 2006 News

    Two days ago, the Leones (Lions), Yucatan's baseball team, won the series to become the champions of the National Mexican League of Baseball... or as it is known locally, Liga Mexicana de Béisbol. More than 25,000 Meridanos (a crowd to rival Carnaval) paraded in the streets from Paseo Montejo to the Zocalo...

  • Mexican President - Who Will Be Next?

    19 June 2006 News

    This morning, we woke up early to take the dogs for a walk. We were surprised to find the park outside of El Gran Cafe crawling with luz y sonido stage techs setting up for a big rally with more political posters than we've ever seen in one place...

  • Yucatan Blackout!

    21 May 2006 News

    Last night, at around 10:30 PM, at the very end of a movie we were watching called Everything Is Illuminated, all the lights went out. Think about it. What are the chances of that?...

  • Los Tres Caballeros a Chichen Itza

    31 March 2006 News

    We think somehow it is our duty to mention that today the three most powerful men in North America visited Yucatan's most important tourist attraction: the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza...

  • Carnival Week Sunday

    26 February 2006 News

    So here we are again, sitting in our nice air-conditioned renovated colonial office in Merida, thinking we *should* get out there and see Carnaval...

  • Goodbye to Marcos

    28 January 2006 News

    We promised a report on Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos' farewell speech in Merida last Friday night...

  • Marcos in Chichen Itza

    22 January 2006 News

    Friday was Subcomandante Marcos' last day and night in Merida, and he covered a lot of ground...

  • The Other Campaign on the Mayan Riviera

    18 January 2006 News

    Conditions for the Mexican workers in Cancun and around the Mayan Riviera are not always as good as would be expected. The Other Campaign arrived recently to hear their stories...

  • Preparing for Delegate Zero

    6 January 2006 News

    Starting with this latest tour of Mexico, Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos is calling himself "Delegate Zero" in reference to the upcoming elections in Mexico for President of the country...

  • The Maya Riviera Recovers from Wilma

    7 December 2005 News

    Hurricane Wilma struck the Maya Riviera coast of Mexico on October 21 and 22 of this year. Seven weeks later, the damage is still visible in many places, but the recovery is remarkable...

  • Wilma Aftermath

    30 October 2005 News

    This morning's Diario de Yucatan shows a big photo of tourists enjoying themselves on a beach called Playa Delfines, which is the public beach on the Hotel Zone in Cancun...

  • Cancun Refugees in Merida

    27 October 2005 News

    There were lots of people looking for hotel rooms the last few days. The airport was incredibly crowded, but people are getting out...

  • SF Gate Article on Merida

    26 October 2005 News

    Perusing the web on a totally different mission and found this article in the San Francisco Gate from 2001. Not much that the author mentions in the article has changed...

  • Hurricane Wilma Morning

    23 October 2005 News

    The Diario de Yucatan says that as the hurricane is leaving, thousands of residents are coming out of their shelters to survey the damage...

  • Suddenly Its All About Wilma

    20 October 2005 News

    We're not too worried about the hurricane. If we were living in Cancun or Tulum, we'd be boarding up doors and windows, but here in Merida we'll probably only get bad weather...

  • Mel Gibson in Yucatan

    27 September 2005 News

    This morning, Australian movie star Mel Gibson is on the front page of our local Merida newspaper...

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