People & Interviews (78) / Page 2

  • Elizabeth Arnott

    10 March 2008 People & Interviews

    Elizabeth Arnott came to the Yucatan to retire and relax, and has ended up as busy as ever, making music and teaching it. She loves her life in the city, but gets away when she can to her country home near some of the area's most beautiful cenotes...

  • Valerie Pickle

    11 January 2008 People & Interviews

    Valerie Pickle has given her delightful name to her even more delightful restaurant, The Pickled Onion. Here's Valerie's story about how she came to be here in the Yucatan and how she finds life in the small town of Santa Elena...

  • Joanna Rosado

    2 November 2007 People & Interviews

    Joanna Rosado has been an expat in Merida for over thirty years. She knows a lot about what it takes to live, work and thrive in the Yucatan...

  • Jennifer Lytle

    8 October 2007 People & Interviews

    Jennifer Lytle runs one of the most successful real estate agencies in Merida. She has a long history of living and traveling in Mexico and was one of the first people the Working Gringos met when they moved here...

  • Janice Fraser

    24 September 2007 People & Interviews

    Janice Fraser lived in the same town as the Working Gringos, San Luis Obispo in Central California. She made the move less than a year ago and now finds herself knee-deep in polvo, culture and adventure...

  • Sarah Bogdanski

    31 August 2007 People & Interviews

    Sarah Bogdanski left New York to come to Merida for a taste of life abroad. But unlike most expatriates here, she has family in Yucatan who she has been visiting for most of her life...

  • The Unsinkable Catriona Brown

    22 June 2007 People & Interviews

    Catriona Brown landed in Puerto Morelos with money in the bank and no specific plans. Five years later, she reflects back on the path to paradise...

  • Jason Stern

    7 June 2007 People & Interviews

    Many students travel to Merida for a "study abroad" program, usually to attend the Autonomous University of Yucatan, known here as UADY. We recently interviewed a student who tells us immersion in the local culture is a way to "learn by living"...

  • Eduardo Creel

    27 April 2007 People & Interviews

    An interview with a "Yucateco Abroad", Eduardo Creel, because even when they live somewhere else, Yucatecos never forget where their heart is...

  • Lorena Pacheco

    14 April 2007 People & Interviews

    Lorena Pacheco was a very young expatriate when she first moved to Mexico. Now that she's traveled around the world a bit, she's decided Merida is the place to start her next business...

  • Paula Sievert

    24 March 2007 People & Interviews

    If you think you're impulsive, meet one lady who only needed two days to leap from New York to Merida and open an art gallery...

  • Gus Gordon

    11 January 2007 People & Interviews

    Gus Gordon has been living and working in the Yucatan for 8 years. Read what he says about the hardest part of living here and the Yucatan's greatest resource...

  • Ian Arthur

    23 December 2006 People & Interviews

    Many years ago, Ian Arthur's father gave him two sound pieces of advice. So naturally, he listened to neither...

  • Alexandra and John Wallner

    6 December 2006 People & Interviews

    We are constantly delighted by the interesting people who have chosen to make their home in the Yucatan. Here is an interview with two award-winning illustrators of childrens books who live in Merida...

  • Elayne Angel

    10 November 2006 People & Interviews

    One of the many things we love about the Yucatan is the level of tolerance for those of us who just aren't and never want to be "normal". Elayne has a few things to say about that too...

  • Malcolm & Jillian

    27 October 2006 People & Interviews

    Malcolm and Jillian are some of the first of a new wave of younger expatriates, moving to the Yucatan for high adventure and lower costs of living...

  • Emily and Alfred

    20 October 2006 People & Interviews

    Another in our series of expatriate interviews, this time with Emily and Alfred who operate Macan Ché Bed and Breakfast in the "Yellow City" of Izamal...

  • Belina Garcia

    1 October 2006 People & Interviews

    The following is the first of what we hope are many interviews with "re-pats": Mexicans who have lived in the United States or elsewhere, and have chosen to return home to the Yucatan...

  • Renaissance Modern: Salvador Baeza

    20 July 2006 Art & Music, People & Interviews

    Salvado lives and paints here in Merida where he shares his home with his actress/dancer wife and their daughter. As he puts it, he 'steals' space from them to have his art studio...

  • Eben and Tanja

    13 July 2006 People & Interviews

    This entrepreneurial couple hails from London, England and has come to Yucatan to develop real estate and raise their children in a peaceful environment...

  • Jason Buff

    21 June 2006 People & Interviews

    At the tender age of 27, having moved from city to city since graduation from college, Jason decided once again to quit another job in North Carolina and head to Mexico...

  • Obrador Speech in Merida

    19 June 2006 Video, People & Interviews

    Here is a brief clip of presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) giving a speech in the park located at the southern end of the Paseo de Montejo...

  • El Maloso

    3 June 2006 People & Interviews

    Not your typical interview with not your typical expatriate...

  • Ellyne Basto

    28 May 2006 People & Interviews

    Ellyne and her Yucateco husband have come home to Merida to operate their bed and breakfast, Cascadas de Merida...

  • Trudy Woodcock

    28 April 2006 People & Interviews

    Trudy is an expatriate from Canada who has found a way to marry her love of all things Mayan with a new career path...

  • Madeline Parmet

    1 April 2006 People & Interviews

    This is not an interview with Madeline. No it's not. But thanks to her humble servant Violene, we gain some insight into the owner of Luz en Yucatan...

  • Keith Heitke

    25 March 2006 People & Interviews

    Anyone who has met Keith knows he is one of the sweetest people around. Here's an interview with a leading real estate agent in Merida...

  • Chris Brown

    13 February 2006 People & Interviews

    We met Chris on the Internet and discovered he has a passion for following his heart...

  • Arielle Newman

    8 February 2006 People & Interviews

    Arielle, an expatriate living in Playa del Carmen, is a one-stop shop for what ails you. Yoga anyone?..

  • 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...

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