Expats respond: How do the locals treat you?

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Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire writes about one of the biggest concerns that people considering moving abroad have — how will the locals treat them? There are many good reasons to move abroad, including a lower cost of living, better lifestyle and weather. However, what if, after moving abroad, you’re not treated More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Three Mérida spas where luxury meets soul

Vacation is about rejuvenating the body, mind, and spirit, and why a visit to the spa is a common “to-do” on the itinerary. A good spa nourishes your soul with a smile, and allows you to relax into a moment More...

Palacio Municipal de Mérida, Yucatán (Photo: yucatan.gob.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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My new Mayan friend, and the evolution of Merida, Yucatan

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. Chuck writes about the latest stop More...

Drawing by artist: Anya Sementsova (Steph´s English student and friend from Moscow).
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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¿Mande? (Say that again?): The challenges of understanding different accents

Accents, accents accents. Just when you think you can pretty much understand your Yucatecan neighbor and you are feeling more confident about your language skills, you fly to Mexico City for the weekend and–boom!– More...

Police investigated a murder scene on Avenida Colón in Merida's hotel zone. (PHOTO: megamedia.com)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Eight Mexican (and four U.S.) cities on ‘World’s Most Murderous’ list

The ongoing violence in Mexico is analyzed each year, as number crunchers study previous years’ statistics. It is a morbid undertaking as such statistics deal with numbers representing real people who were homicide More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Uxmal impresses both with scale and details

UXMAL, Yucatan — The Uxmal Mayan archaeological site impresses not only with its large scale, but also with its fascinating details. Uxmal, which along with Chichén Itza is included on UNESCO’s list More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, May 6th, 2017
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A possible solution for the Medicare dilemma

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire proposes a solution to the Medicare problem that everyone, REGARDLESS OF POLITICS, should be able to agree on because it could solve the problem without cutting More...

X´Batun Cenote, Yucatan, Mexico. (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Merida, Yucatan: From a 400-year-old veranda to a mystical cenote

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. Chuck writes that on their road trip More...

Easter celebrationin Mexico. (PHOTO: says.com)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Importance of Mexico’s Easter season

The 2017 Easter Season in Mexico wrapped up Sunday April 23. TYT columnist Allan Wall takes a look at implications of this important two-week celebration. Easter Sunday of 2017 was celebrated worldwide by all branches More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Two house rentals in Mexico gone wrong, and a guardian angel

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. Staying in vacation homes in Mexico More...