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  • Mayan Language for Beginners

    7 September 2010 Local Culture

    Bridging the gap between ourselves and the local Maya culture can start by learning some basic conversational Mayan Language phrases with Dr. Steven Fry...

  • Crossing Cultures Respectfully

    17 May 2010 Local Culture

    An important part of Yucatan culture is to show respect in every sphere of public life. Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado, author and long-time resident of Merida who moved here from from Canada, explains...

  • Experiencing the Temazcal

    11 May 2010 Local Culture

    Follow Heather to Na' Lu'um on her quest to experience the therapeutic and spiritual purifications of an Aztec/Mayan sweat bath or Temazcal...

  • Yucatan Wedding

    11 April 2010 Local Culture

    The first time we circled the park in Itzimná, a wedding was just finishing and people were filing out of the church. By the time...

  • Merida's Pipe Organ

    18 March 2010 Local Culture

    Did you know that the Cathedral on Merida's Plaza Grande houses one of only two organs in Southern Mexico? and that it is one of the largest organs in all of Mexico? More...

  • Visit to a Mayan Healer

    1 March 2010 Local Culture

    On her latest trip to the Yucatan, Heather Rath found herself in the hut of a traditional Mayan healer, seeking relief from the stress of 21st Century living...

  • Fiestas of the Yucatan

    15 February 2010 Local Culture

    Have a free weekend? Planning a trip here? Want to know what is going on out in the countryside? Here's a list of all the fiestas of the year...

  • From the Archives: El Juli in Yucatan

    1 February 2010 Video, People & Interviews, Local Culture

    On January 31st, 2010, the famous bullfighter, "El Juli" made a triumphant return to Mexico, exactly eight years after we first saw him in Motul and took this video...

  • Candelaria Fiesta in Valladolid

    30 January 2010 Local Culture, Valladolid Living

    Every year for 12 days the city of Valladolid, Yucatan honors its holy patron the Virgen de la Candelaria. Be ready for cowboy boots, crockery, prize winning bulls, barbeque and carnival games...

  • This is Yucatan

    26 July 2009 Video, Destinations, Local Culture

    If you've ever wanted a tour of the Yucatan Peninsula in just under four minutes, this is the video for you!

  • Presenting New Artisans

    27 October 2008 Local Culture

    Coming up the last weekend of November, here's your chance to discover some new and exciting artists from around the state of Yucatan. Don't miss this!

  • RC Airplanes in Merida

    31 July 2007 Local Culture

    A growing hobby around the world has a loyal contingent of fans here in Merida. The Working Gringos ventured out on a Saturday morning to find out more about the RC airplane community here...

  • Semana Santa in Acanceh, Yucatan

    9 April 2007 Video, Local Culture

    The Passion of the Maya is on full display when visiting the busy town of Acanceh on Good Friday during Semana Santa...

  • The Inside Scoop on Fútbol Jerseys

    5 March 2007 Local Culture

    Want to get into the fútbol spirit when you are traveling to Mexico? Fútbol, or soccer to you norteamericanos, is not a sport here... it's a matter of national pride. Reg McGhee gives you the lowdown...

  • What's in a (Spanish) Name?

    13 January 2007 Local Culture

    After moving to Mexico, we were confronted with a whole new set of Spanish names, unusual nicknames and names you'll probably only find in Yucatan...

  • The Virgin of Guadalupe Video

    20 December 2006 Video, Local Culture

    Thousands of atorchistas running and cycling along Yucatan's roads, balloons and banners flying, sirens wailing and crowds of weary but smiling faces - it could only mean one thing...

  • Cual de Los Dos?

    16 September 2006 Local Culture

    The other day we were working on a website for some Mexican artists who now live in Merida. While reviewing the titles of their paintings, we saw one called “Cual de Los Dos” (Which of the Two?)...

  • Yucatan Home Movie

    5 July 2006 Video, Local Culture

    If you thought fireworks were popular north of the border on the Fourth of July, have a look at the events in a small Maya pueblo called Oxtapacab on their saint's feast day...

  • Buenisimo!!!

    26 May 2006 Local Culture

    We recently received the following email from a Yucateca friend. It contained a "Rosetta Stone" of local, modern Yucatan culture...

  • Topes

    21 March 2006 Local Culture

    Anyone who has traveled by car in Yucatan - or anywhere else in Mexico for that matter - quickly discovers the tope...

  • Mexico Sweet Mexico

    14 March 2006 Local Culture

    Not long after we moved here, it occurred to us that Mexicans and Mayans have a collective sweet tooth...

  • La Policia

    5 March 2006 Local Culture

    Here in the center of Merida, we see four different types of policemen. Now we know what they're called. Sort of...

  • Merida Carnival Video 2006

    2 March 2006 Video, Local Culture

    This is a "highlights" reel from the final Carnival parade in Merida on Fat Tuesday, called the "War of the Flowers", where people toss flowers at each other...

  • Marcos Unmasked

    3 February 2006 Video, People & Interviews, Local Culture

    To break the ice at a rally in Merida's zocalo, Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos did something he has never before done in public. He took off his mask...

  • A Bright Christmas

    16 December 2005 Local Culture

    We're dreaming of a whiiiiiiite Chriss-mas! Can't really sing that song here. It never snows in the Yucatan. So instead, Mexicans opt for a bright Christmas...

  • Rama Rama

    8 December 2005 Local Culture

    These words used to conjure up visions of Hare Krishna, orange robes and George Harrison for us...

  • Yucatan Mailman

    15 November 2005 Local Culture

    We'd always heard that the mail in Mexico doesn't work that well. And it does take longer for things to get where they are supposed to go when you use it. But we like the idea of supporting our local mailman...

  • Mayan Quinceanos

    4 October 2005 Local Culture

    For those of you who know anything about the hispanic culture, you know that a girl's 15th birthday is a sort of coming-out, a celebration of her graduation from child to woman...

  • Lunch the Yucatecan Way

    23 September 2005 Local Culture, Regional Cuisine

    A new comida casera just opened around the corner. This place used to be a store that manufactured screws to order, and so the doors still bear the name, Casa de Los Tornillos...

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