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  • Inside a Maya Family Compound

    3 May 2010 LIVING

    Visit a Maya family in the rural pueblo of Santa Elena south of Merida near the Ruta Puuc to see how they make a living during tough economic times...

  • Pre-Season Baseball

    1 March 2010 LIVING

    Los Leones, Merida's professional baseball team, played a pre-season game against their cross-peninsula rivals, the Campeche Piratas. It was a beautiful day...

  • Organic Produce in Merida

    19 January 2010 LIVING

    Yes, there is organic produce in Merida... and it's grown right here in the city by a man who enjoys knowing his customers...

  • A Rare Night Out in Merida

    9 December 2009 LIVING

    The Working Gringos have been living up to their name lately, but last week they treated themselves to a night out on the town. The quality of their experiences was a pleasant surprise...

  • Merida Restaurant Listing

    7 December 2009 LIVING

    A constantly growing list of the restaurants in Merida and the Yucatan Gulf Coast, with times, addresses, phone numbers, directions and readers' comments. A valuable resource!

  • Let's Go Bowling!

    12 October 2009 LIVING

    Looking for a new activity? Something that involves exercise but can be done in air conditioning? Something that's so much fun you forget you are exercising? Looking to improve your Spanish skills at the same time? Here's just the ticket...

  • The Shadows of Their Smiles

    30 March 2009 LIVING

    Visitor or resident, it's a rare person who can ignore the plight of the street dogs in Mexico. Terry Godown shares her story about two dogs that stole into her yard and stole her heart...

  • Cloning the Apoyo Program

    2 March 2009 LIVING, Volunteer Opportunities

    Creative thinking and follow through have been the ingredients for a very successful program helping children stay in school in Progreso. Now two more women are copying this success in their own communities...

  • Serving Our Local Community

    20 January 2009 LIVING

    In answer to Barack Obama's call to service, a group of local American expats visited a local elementary school to donate chairs, tables and books for their reading library...

  • Paying Your Yearly Dues

    7 January 2009 LIVING, Immigration & Residency

    Every year about this time, talk turns to paying dues. There are taxes on your house and your car that have to be paid at the beginning of the year... well, at least as close to the beginning of the year as you can manage.

  • Caring For Aging Loved Ones in Yucatan

    24 November 2008 LIVING, Healthcare

    A local expat tells us the story of searching for nursing home in Merida to care for his wife, who is suffering from the onset of dementia. Read also about a group of local expats taking the whole issue of retirement homes into their own hands...

  • Day of the Dead 2008

    29 October 2008 LIVING

    Day of the Dead is not celebrated in the Yucatan as it is in the rest of Mexico. Here's a rundown of some local traditions and the events you can expect to see in the next few days...

  • How to Dispose of Batteries in Merida

    18 March 2008 LIVING

    Everyone we know is disturbed by the garbage situation in the Yucatan and in Mexico. We knew it was only a matter of time before the country started to take this matter seriously. Here's a new program that deals with one part of the issue: disposing of batteries. Here's how to do it safely in Merida...

  • Dog Bites Gringa in Merida!

    10 March 2008 LIVING

    You think it won't happen to you but it might. Or you live in fear that it might happen to you and it may never. Mordida! It happened to Working Gringa one day, and here is what she learned (and you can too!) from the experience...

  • New Year's Eve in Merida

    22 December 2007 LIVING

    Looking for something to do on the last night of the year? Merida's hotels and restaurants are all offering something special on New Year's Eve... here's the quick rundown.

  • Día de Los Muertos 2007 in Merida

    1 November 2007 LIVING

    This year in Merida, the Day of the Dead celebration on the Plaza Grande was bigger than we expected and bigger than ever. Here's a short report and some photos...

  • Apoyo Program for Students in Progreso

    23 October 2007 LIVING

    Do you ever wonder how you can make a real difference for a local family? Here's a story of how one woman is making a difference in the lives of students and their families in Progreso, Yucatan...

  • Leones Baseball - The End of 2007

    8 October 2007 LIVING

    In case you were wondering what happened to Yucatan's finest baseball team, we don't have good news. Here's the rainy play-by-play, brought to you by our finest baseball writer...

  • Los Leones Play The D.F. Devils

    22 August 2007 LIVING

    Baseball season is almost at an end, which means the games are getting very exciting. Yucatan's team, Los Leones could make it big again this year...

  • Los Leones Make The Playoffs!

    10 August 2007 LIVING

    Our baseball reporter, Julia Kalmon, gives us the blow-by-exciting-blow of the most recent games of Los Leones, Yucatan's winning baseball team...

  • Leones Baseball July 7 Update

    7 July 2007 LIVING

    It's the beginning of July and that means baseball season. The Leones, Yucatan State's championship baseball team, is doing well so far this year. Here's a little slice of life in the stands this summer...

  • Food and Baseball in Merida Mexico

    16 June 2007 LIVING

    An excerpt from a new book about the Merida professional baseball team, the Leones, and their 2005 season. This particular chapter is about the food served in the stadium, but as with everything about baseball, it's about so much more...

  • Three New Arrivals in Merida

    17 March 2007 LIVING

    Three totally unrelated things arrived in Merida today: locusts, sculptures and the new Yucatan Living Emergency Numbers bookmark...

  • A Visitor's Experience of Merida

    22 January 2007 LIVING

    When Emily and Sid visited Merida recently, they didn't plan any celebrations, but Merida and its people made other plans...

  • Christmas Shopping in Merida

    19 December 2006 LIVING

    When we first came to the Yucatan, everything we saw was new. Not so anymore. Now when we go shopping, we are looking for algo diferente...

  • Mayan for Ts'ulo'ob

    30 November 2006 LIVING

    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...

  • Stovens - Part Two

    17 November 2006 LIVING

    Find out what happens when the Working Gringos call the number on the English-language flyer stuck in their door last week to get their stoven repaired...

  • Stovens

    7 November 2006 LIVING

    Every other day or so, when we arrive at our office in the morning or come home at night, one or more bits of paper are either slipped into the door or under the door or between the doors...

  • Merida Mornings

    26 September 2006 LIVING

    For the last year, daily life for the Working Gringa has started with a walk along Paseo de Montejo with the dogs, URL and Mali...

  • Living and Dying

    14 September 2006 LIVING

    As relatively novice expats, for the last five years we have harbored a secret little worry that if something goes wrong with us medically, the chance of disaster is higher here in Mexico than it might be otherwise...

  • Mayan Pueblo Afternoon

    28 June 2006 LIVING

    Last weekend, we wrangled an invitation to film a Mayan pig farm on the same day that Mexico played its decisive game in the World Cup...

  • Beauty School II

    20 June 2006 LIVING

    It has been nearly three months since Socco May started beauty school in downtown Merida. Here's an update on her progress...

  • Stoplight Entrepreneurs

    12 May 2006 LIVING

    The last time we traveled back to California, we found ourselves sitting at a stoplight in our car and feeling rather thirsty. We were suddenly struck by the absence of something we have come to expect and even appreciate here in Mexico...

  • Montezuma's Revenge

    17 April 2006 Healthcare, LIVING, Interviews & Editorials

    Many people who travel to the Yucatan or contemplate living here worry about the water. Almost every guide book and travel web site, and even the U.S. State Department, caution not to drink the water in Mexico or risk being yet another victim of the dreaded "Montezuma's Revenge"...

  • Beauty School

    3 April 2006 LIVING, Education & Language, Interviews & Editorials

    You may remember Soco, whose quinceaños we attended awhile back in her home town of Oxtapakab. Now she's off to beauty school...

  • Los Tres Caballeros a Chichen Itza

    31 March 2006 News, Interviews & Editorials, Destinations, LIVING

    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...

  • Medical Care Merida Style

    28 March 2006 LIVING, Healthcare, Interviews & Editorials

    In the past two days, the Working Gringos have had two medical experiences; one of them was comfortingly similar to experiences we have had in the States, and the other was a bit different...

  • Topes

    21 March 2006 CULTURE, Utilities & Vehicles, LIVING, Interviews & Editorials

    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 CULTURE, LIVING, Interviews & Editorials

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

  • To the Beach!

    13 March 2006 LIVING, Destinations, Interviews & Editorials

    Yesterday, as the world was reading about Merida and the cheap real estate here, some of us lucky residents decided to get out of Dodge for the day...

  • Another Honest Mexican

    10 March 2006 Interviews & Editorials, LIVING

    While it is fresh in mind, today another honest Mexican was encountered, this time in Cancun..

  • Working Day in Cozumel

    8 March 2006 Destinations, Mayan Riviera, LIVING, WORKING, Interviews & Editorials

    The Working Gringos were working in Cozumel today. Yes, we really were. This week, we are researching Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Tulum to update a travel guide for this area...

  • La Policia

    5 March 2006 Interviews & Editorials, LIVING

    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, CULTURE, Interviews & Editorials, LIVING

    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...

  • Carnival Week Sunday

    26 February 2006 News, CULTURE, LIVING, Interviews & Editorials

    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...

  • You Don't See This Every Day

    11 February 2006 Art & Local Culture, Interviews & Editorials, LIVING

    Our first reaction to this was, wow! Its art! This would not be out of place in a SoHo gallery...

  • Sueters

    8 February 2006 LIVING, Interviews & Editorials, Art & Local Culture

    No, it's not misspelled. The Spanish word around here for sweater is sueter, believe it or not...

  • Short History of Monday

    6 February 2006 History & Mythology, LIVING, CULTURE

    When we first moved to the Yucatan, we noticed how people often didn't work on Monday. We were told that it was San Lunes (Saint Monday), a very old tradition here...

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