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  • A Leaky Ship Sinks an Empire

    By Greg Custer The next time you look seaward from your Cancun resort, scan the Caribbean horizon and imagine a small flotilla of 16th century Spanish ships heading south to north (that’s right to left for the directionally challenged). Suddenly the ships stop, reverse course and disappear to the...
  • An Ice-cold Icon: Sorbetería Colón

    Without a doubt, an emblematic figure in Mérida since 1907 is Sorbetería Colón, which continues to...
  • ¡Bomba!

    Imagine you are at a regional “vaquería” (hacienda cattle festival), when suddenly, in the middle...
  • Museo de la Canción Yucateca

    In the barrio (neighborhood) of La Mejorada is a very unique museum, and may very well be the only...
  • Yucatecan Traditions: Vaquería and Jarana

    Two notable traditions of the Yucatecan people are the “jarana” and “vaquería”. They go inevitably...
  • Typical Garments Worn by Mestizos

    Just as Yucatecan women wear their “ternos” and “hipiles” for certain occasions, the men (Mestizos...
  • Merida Traditions

    Mérida is home to certain iconic traditions which are synonymous with the name of our city. If you...
  • Pedro Infante's House in Mérida

    Situated at No. 587 Avenida Itáez x 73, and built during the late 40's, is located the house which...
  • Chan Ká Vergel Organic Farm and Learning Center

    Bernardo is a forester and gardener who came to Oxkutzcab, Yucatán in 1980 to learn natural farming...
  • Day of the Guayabera

    Its origin is not very clear, but its image is impeccable: this shirt with pleats and buttons has...
  • Celebrations of January 6

    Happy birthday Mérida! On January 6 our city gets to celebrate its 473rd birthday, right in the...
  • The Virgin of Guadalupe

    The Patron Saint of Mexico is the Virgin of Guadalupe. It is an incredibly important part of the...
  • Season of Los Gremios

    September and October mark a special time of the year when colorful religious processions called...
  • Christmas in Yucatán

    The chillier nights of December mean Christmas is on the way. While we cannot offer you snow-...
  • Yucatecan Spanish

    The Spanish conquerors found strong resistance in the land of the Maya, a resistance that can be...
  • Who's on the money?

    Ever wondered who you're looking at when you count your Mexican bills? Mexican currency celebrates...
  • Day of the Dead

    On October 31, and November 1 and 2, the Mexican people celebrate their loved ones who have passed...
  • Passage of the Souls

    On Friday, October 31 Mérida will present the 2014 edition of “Paseo de las Ánimas”, or Passage of...
  • Fiestas Patrias

    Independence Day Festivities
 Celebrating Patriotism If you are lucky enough to be in México on...
  • Yucatan Festivals This Month

    Mexico is known for its fiestas, and Yucatán is no exception. Religious, cultural, commemorative,...
  • Semana Santa - Easter Week

    The attached image of Christ’s crucifixion is from one of the frescoes at the Convento de San...
  • What does THAT mean!? The Spanish we speak in the Yucatan

    Welcome to the Yucatán! We speak our own version of Spanish here – a Spanish that may sound a lot...
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