BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND –VIOLINISTAS AND BLUE JEANS: Blue-gray Tanager

Blue-gray Tanager in Peruvian rainforest

BLUE-GRAY TANAGER Thraupis episcopus, Tángara Azulgris (Spanish)   Blue-gray Tanager   When I visited my Granny as a five year old, she let me play with a three inch, hollow, bright blue plastic bird. After I poured water into a small hole in its almost upright tail, I blew into the tail tip which produced a sound like a bird warbling or More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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“Neta”: No separating culture from language

Mexican expression of the day: La neta: the real truth. ¿Es neta? Really, no way?! The questions we have all been asked a million times: Why did you come to Mexico? Why are you thinking about moving or doing business More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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A 200-pound octopus catch off the Yucatán Peninsula

The Yucatán Peninsula is known for its turquoise water kissed beaches in Cancun, Mayan pyramids and quaint fishing villages. On the Northwestern shores of the peninsula is a small beach fishing community, known More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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OPINION: Why Mexico matters to Main Street USA

Jason Marczak writes in USA TODAY that a particularly contentious start to U.S.-Mexico relations in the new administration has left one of the world’s strongest bilateral partnerships in limbo. Canceled meetings, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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Two ‘fender-benders’ compared: One in the U.S. and one in Mexico

We continue our Mexico road trip series with Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van.  In this story, Chuck compares what More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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One good thing about Trump’s wall… it awoke Mexican patriotism!

AFP’s Yemeli ORTEGA says that Mexicans are replacing profile pictures on social media with their country’s flag. Others are calling for boycotts of American products like Coca-Cola and Starbucks. US More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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ZENTI’K PROJECT: ECOLOGICAL BOUTIQUE HOTEL, CAVE & SPA

On Saturday December 17th, 2016, I visited a very special place in Valladolid, Yucatán. This is the story about an unforgettable experience at Zenti’k. When guests arrive at Zentik Project, they are welcomed More...

To determine how safe it is for expats in places like Panama, Nicaragua, Belize and Mexico, Best Places In The World to Retire asked some of its more than 500 contributors to weigh in. (Image: banderasnews)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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U.S. expats could suffer backlash from Trump’s immigration policy revisions

Journalist Sylvan Hardy who lives part time in Cuenca, Ecuador,  is a former Southeast Asia news correspondent and columnist for several British newspapers. On Sunday Jan. 29, Hardy published an interesting More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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6 ways to really improve your Spanish

All over the internet you can find lots of guaranteed ways to improve your Spanish; however, before I give you my two cents on how to learn, I would like to point out how to NOT  improve your Spanish. You will More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, January 28th, 2017
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OPINION: Why Trump’s political / economical vision is wrong

According to the ITAM Economist Manuel Molano, the Trumpian notion that trade and business are zero-sum games, and that Mexico is the enemy of the United States, is a 21st-century version of “Manifest Destiny” More...