Performance a Kind of Magic – But ‘Coliseo’ Venue Still Lacking

DSR - photo credit Coliseo Yucatan

MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – Last night was the concert by “God Save the Queen” (“Dios Salve a la Reina”) at Mérida’s new flagship event venue “Coliseo Yucatan”. For those who don’t know, “God Save the Queen” is noted as ‘the world’s best tribute band’, and those who have seen Queen live in concert confirm that the performance is More...

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Least Grebe, our smallest, swimming water bird
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – THIS BIRD REMINDS ME OF THE SEPT. 2014 COVER OF HARPER’S BAZAAR MAGAZINE WITH EMMA FERRER: LEAST GREBE

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 53 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her More...

Cablemas Technician working in Col Aleman
By Yucatan Times On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Cablemas Damage Phone Lines in Col. Alemán – Deny Responsibility  

MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – When I arrived at my office yesterday, I noticed a large number of Cablemas vehicles, with technicians replacing cables and climbing the poles along the street. Later, I realized that my phone More...

Northern Jacana adult
By Yucatan Times On Monday, September 8th, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-RUN AWAY BRIDE: NORTHERN JACANA

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 53 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her More...

Corsario (Privateer)
(Painting by Mauricio García Vega)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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The Pirate in the Cathedral

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] Yucatán was well acquainted with pirates, detested their names, and viewed them all as dangerous criminals.  Except for Robert Chevalier. Almost More...

Immature Gray Hawk
By Yucatan Times On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – NIFTY SHADES OF GRAY: GRAY HAWK

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 53 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published More...

(Photo: El Templo)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Bar El Templo – Almost a religious experience

MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – Around the world there are many drinking establishments called ‘Temple Bar’ (Bar El Templo in Spanish); the name appears to originate in Ireland, where the area on the south bank of the More...

Sunset from the malecon
By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 28th, 2014
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Twenty Four Hours in Campeche

CAMPECHE, CAMPECHE – You could stay longer in Campeche, but if your time is limited, or you just want to make a quick overnight trip from Mérida, twenty four hours gives you a great taste of the city and its More...

Golden-fronted Woodpecker seems to look at me
By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-ONE TREE: 15 BIRD SPECIES, PART 2

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 53 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her More...

Page 4, Dresden Codex

Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden, Germany
By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Diego’s Bonfire

[“Surprising History in Yucatán” —Introduction to the Series] “We found a great number of books in these letters, and since they contained nothing but superstitions and falsehoods of the devil we burned More...