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  • Best Restaurant Near Merida's Zocalo

    1 August 2007 Reader's Polls, Destinations

    Something all expatriates living in Merida have in common is that we were all tourists once. When we first arrived here, chances are the first meal in Merida was at one of these restaurants...

  • Yucatan Spa Route

    30 July 2007 Destinations

    Like a modern-day Stephens and Catherwood, the Working Gringos set out to explore the seemingly sudden and quite welcome appearance of spas in the Yucatan...

  • The New Merida City Museum

    6 July 2007 Destinations

    Have you been to the new Merida City Museum? Take a tour with us while we take a tour at the center of Merida's history. Then take our Merida history pop quiz...

  • The Stones of Dzitya

    9 May 2007 Destinations

    You'll probably notice it if you've been here more than a week or two: stone is used in almost every house in Yucatan. We visit the popular stone carving town north of Merida to see why...

  • A Stroll Around Merida's Zoo

    4 April 2007 Destinations

    Before there were shopping malls and video games, Merida's children always had a special place to go for fun, the Parque Zoologico del Centenario, also known as the Merida Zoo...

  • Discovering Uayma

    6 December 2006 Destinations, Valladolid Living

    Generations of adventurers have been discovering Yucatan since the first European set foot here. Now and then, we get to think we're making a “discovery” ourselves...

  • Haciendas in the Yucatan

    7 November 2006 Destinations

    One of our favorite things to do with guests on a day trip is to take a tour of some of the local haciendas. Just one more thing we love about living in Yucatan...

  • Playa del Carmen

    26 October 2006 Destinations, Mayan Riviera

    A modern Mexican beach princess, with a cell phone in one hand, a shopping bag in the other and soft white Caribbean sand between her painted toes...

  • Cancun

    20 October 2006 Destinations, Mayan Riviera

    What can we say about Cancun that hasn't been said a brazillion times already? Plenty...

  • Teatro Peon Contreras

    16 May 2006 Destinations

    An ode (or is it an aria?) to the best little opera house on the Yucatan Peninsula: the Teatro Jose Peon Contreras...

  • Working Day in Cozumel

    8 March 2006 Destinations, Mayan Riviera

    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...

  • Between Tulum and Valladolid

    12 January 2006 Destinations, Mayan Riviera, Valladolid Living

    If you're leaving from Valladolid and heading for the coast, or looking for the fastest way to Tulum from Merida, this is your route...

  • Recovering in the Sunshine

    10 January 2006 Destinations

    After the devastation of Hurricane Wilma, there's no lack of activity or money pouring into the Mayan Riviera...

  • A Writing Tour Around Merida

    4 December 2005 Destinations

    Yesterday we played host to a few friends from the States, one of whom is thinking of writing about Merida...

  • Why They Call It Sisal

    7 November 2005 Destinations

    Remember the old days when people used rope? Remember that it was called "sisal rope"? Well, it's called that because back in the heyday of the Yucatan, the rope that was made from henequen was shipped out of a port on the Gulf of Mexico called Sisal...

  • Yunku Afternoon

    2 October 2005 Destinations

    Working Gringa was lucky enough to be invited out to Hacienda Yunku yesterday for lunch...

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