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  • 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...

  • Mayan for Ts'ulo'ob

    30 November 2006 Local Culture, Finance & Law

    If you live in Yucatan, sooner or later you'll need to read and speak some Mayan. Here are the basics of how the language works...

  • 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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