During the 70s, many young Yucatecan migrated to another countries in search of better opportunities, and hoping to build a prosperous future and a better life for their families and themselves.
But while most migrated to the United States; Canek Sosa, a native of Merida, went all the way to Norway.
Four decades later, after his retirement from a Nordic company, Canec decides to head back to his natal city with a new idea in mind: To open a new and innovative food and beverage concept based on European cuisine.
Providing the Yucatecans with the opportunity to enjoy a different type of food, and to add up to the different gastronomical options that are already offered in the “White City”.
When Canek turned 23 years old, he decided to pack his belongings and travel to a first world country in search of a better quality of life. Ten years passed before the young man returned to spend some days in his homeland. He visited Yucatan a total of six times in a 41 year period, but today, he is back to stay.
Canek keeps fond of the Viking nation, inhabited for 12,000 years. There are many things that he misses about his adopted land, but probably what he misses the most is the punctuality of the Norwegians, which he says it´s incredibly hard to find in Mexico.
The “Yucatecan Viking” also mentions that he had to go through a ‘bureaucratic nightmare’ in order to open his new business. According to World Bank data, it takes 6 working days to open a business in Mexico; but in his own personal experience, “The Viking” has declared he has spent the last four months dealing with government processes and still is far from finishing with all the paperwork.
His restaurant called “Noruega” (Norway in Spanish), is small but nicely decorated, with framed landscapes of the Nordic country in large print “posters” and a capacity for 16 diners. The menu has a taste for everyone, from entrees and salads, to pizzas and of course, Norwegian dishes.
“Noruega” is located at Avenida 50 (x 53-B and 53-F), Francisco de Montejo.
more recommended stories
Expert warns of large tourist drop for Cancun in 2019
“The number of foreign tourists arriving.
Mexican journalist gunned down in Chiapas (VIDEO)
The public prosecutor’s office of Chiapas.
Mérida, recognized as one of the most important tourist spots in Southeast Mexico
The Municipal Tourism Directorate is currently.
Mérida Restaurant Week kicks off today!
From September 24 to 30, Mérida.
Mérida seeks to provide broader public space Internet connection
The technology management of the City.
The Cancun Declaration: 190 countries committed to preserve the environment
Among the commitments of 190 countries.
Immediate response by Yucatán’s law enforcement authorities as they capture Chicxulub murderers
The immediate and effective response by.
Tulum to become Mexico’s first sustainable tourism zone
The municipality of Tulum will become.
Yucatan the ultimate bird-watching destination
If you are into birdwatching, Yucatán.
Man drowns in Chuburná Puerto
A construction worker from the town.