My typical day starts early, when colorful tropical songbirds visit my backyard,” says Linda Lindholm, 71. “I walk to the open-air farmers’ market for fresh fruits and vegetables. In the States, I often felt invisible as an older woman, but in the Yucatán, I am accepted and frequently greeted by warm smiles and nods.”
Following a lifelong dream to live in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, Linda left her home in Oregon and moved in 2012.
“As a student back in 1968, I attended a six-week study session at the University of the Americas in Mexico City. I then began exploring other parts of Mexico and fell in love with its history and cultures,” says Linda. “I returned to school after my trip and changed my major to Anthropology/ Archaeology.” She stuck with it, too, completing both an undergraduate and a master’s degree.
For the past seven years, since transplanting herself to the historic and beautiful city of Mérida (the capital of the state of Yucatán), Linda has immersed herself in the history of the area and of the indigenous Maya people who have inhabited this region for millennia.
“I often visit the Mérida English Library to do my research, and participate in their various community programs with speakers, house and garden tours, concerts, potlucks, artist groups, and the like. Few expats stand on formality, so it is acceptable to invite or be invited to impromptu outings, movie nights, or exploration trips with others. There are free concerts every night in one of the historic center parks. Life here is lived at a slower and more relaxed pace,” Linda says.
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