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YucatanLiving

YucatanLiving

Tweeting and posting and Pinteresting about the Yucatan. Thoughtful insights into culture, events, history and people.

This is a gentleman from the May family near Oxtapacab (near Tecoh) in Yucatan, explaining to us how they make charcoal in the Yucatan. This construction is set to burn and smolder for days. Then they sell charcoal to the small tendejons in Merida and around. You can buy a bag for about 13 pesos and it works great for a barbecue! www.yucatanliving...

This is my rescued malix (mutt), URL< looking out over the water at the Aquaparque in Merida...

Merida has its own Bansky-wannabe graffiti artists...

This is a photo of Alicia Alonzo's shoe in the Museum of Dance in Havana, Cuba. Next week, the Royal Ballet of Cuba, directed by Alicia Alonzo now in her 90's, will be performing in Merida.

This is the dock built out into the Caribbean Sea in northern Playa del Carmen, Mexico

These are the beautiful and sweet smelling flowers of the balche tree. The Maya people make their sacred fermented drink from the bark of the balche tree...

In Yucatan, there is color everywhere. Sometimes the most beautiful color is at your feet...

Is there anything like the skies in the Yucatan? We don't think so... they are endlessly variable. And mostly beautiful.

These lovely ladies were participating in a gremio (a religious procession) out in the small town of Oxtapacab... aren't they amazing?

I love these waxy tablecloths, don't you? They are such an inexpensive and easy way to bring color and beauty to a kitchen, picnic table, whatever. They sell them by the yard at fabric stores in the centro of Merida, where this photo was taken.

This is one of the women that regularly sits in the door of the Catedral in Merida, begging for money. As you can see, she does not look hungry. They call these women Dulce Marias (sweet Marias) and most Yucatecos do not give them money. It is said they make a very good living doing this...

These arches were found at a hacienda... now if only I could remember which one! Read more about haciendas here www.yucatanliving...

My favorite kind of brooms in Yucatan. I always buy some when I see them sold... they work great!

We were driving home from Chabihau one day along a country road, and were visited by an amazing thunderstorm. After it cleared, this incredible rainbow appeared over a little town we passed through...

When we first moved to Yucatan, my daughter invited her friend Grace from California and we went to visit the Yucatan countryside, including Mani, where the church was just being renovated. The two beautiful girls seemed to frame the church well...

Have you ever seen one of these? We took this photo because it was the first time we'd seen this in over ten years in the Yucatan. This amazing honey-colored globe is a beehive! We found it in Uxmal, walking along a fairly isolated trail...

This interesting sculpture is on the malecon in Puerto Morelos, on the Maya Riviera south of Cancun

These are just some of the roots of an amazing tree that we found walking down a side street in the town of Yaxcopoil. We had spent the night in the guest room at the hacienda there. Such a fun thing to do!

Found this group of Mexico City Harley Davidson riders when I stopped at the halfway point between Merida and Cancun for some cochinita tacos at Doña Tere's...

Just thought these two lovers atop a rock overlooking the Caribbean at sunset in Tulum was kind of beautiful...

Beautiful random Talavera tiles make a beautiful wall in a home in Merida centro...

Beautiful home for sale in Merida centro, highlighted in a New York Times article... www.nytimes.com/...

Walls of Hacienda Yaxcopoil

How Chichen Itza used to look... different? And actually maybe not so different! From a vintage postcard found on eBay...