Culture

Authentic Pasta Tiles in Yucatán

February 29, 2024 0
The floors are ubiquitous, and theory is that aside from the climate, which makes wooden floors impossible, they perform a yeoman’s task of decorating the otherwise simple cubes and boxes that make up the volumes of colonial homes in town.         Made from humble materials, a simple [……]
News

The Clazic’s Band

February 29, 2024 0
The Clazic’s Band — they put a new twist on English and Spanish rock & roll.  Whether you’re looking to dance the night away to your favorite party songs or would like to hear original songs, the Clazics Band has you covered. The band is made up of a local, [……]
Health

As Parents Age: 3 Stories

February 29, 2024 0
Of all the reasons American and Canadian citizens move to Mexico, elder care may not be top of the list.  But as our parents live longer — often as we enter retirement — expats in Mexico may choose this path. Especially if a parent is widowed and living alone. And especially if [……]
Culture

5 Hidden Ruins Near Mérida — with Pyramids!

February 29, 2024 0
Our knowledge of ancient Maya civilization is like a narrow flashlight in a darkened room, only allowing sight of some artifacts while hiding others. Yet, at the peak of Maya power and influence around the sixth century, hundreds of sprawling cities with colossal pyramids dotted the Yucatán Peninsula. Today, the [……]
Akumal Foodie

Of Cabbages and ….. Cabbages

February 29, 2024 0
The often overlooked cabbage is a leafy vegetable that comes in a range of shapes, sizes, and colors including purple (also known as red cabbage), white, and green.  Its leaves can be crinkley or smooth.  It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  Like broccoli, radishes and Brussels sprouts, the [……]
Events

Shirt Night – February 2024

February 29, 2024 0
Boy, were there ever a lot of people at LBV for this month’s Best Shirt night!  It was difficult to get round to chat with everyone, but seeing their faces was a treat.  Try very, very hard to be here next time —La Buena Vida on Friday, 1 March at [……]
Nature and Critters

Sky Excitement for March 2024

February 29, 2024 0
Top three things to see in the night sky in March 2024: – Throughout the month – the spring triangle – 18 March – Plato crater and other lunar features – 24 March – Mercury at its greatest distance from the Sun Spring stars: the Spring Triangle             [……]
News

Bits & Pieces – March 2024

February 29, 2024 0
A little this & that from the media. • Counterfeit bills are circulating in Yucatán  https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2024/02/counterfeit-bills-are-circulating-in-yucatan/ • Environmentalist surveying Mexico’s Maya Train warns of damage to ancient caves https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/environmentalist-surveying-mexicos-maya-train-warns-damage-ancient-caves-2024-02-07/ • Judge Halts Construction of Mayan Train Section 5 https://mexicobusiness.news/infrastructure/news/judge-halts-construction-mayan-train-section-5 • AMLO will inaugurate Section 5 of the Maya Train prior [……]
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Mexican Fruits: When, Where, and Why to Buy Them

February 29, 2024 0
One of the greatest perks of living in Mexico is easy access to seasonal produce, with fruits being exceptionally abundant. The health benefits of regular fruit intake are numerous, made more so by the fact that what can be found at the tianguis (market) is sold according to season. When [……]