Monthly Archives: April 2010

DEET Causes Problems in Humans

An article on some potential problems with using DEET, especially when combined with sunscreenand various medications. It includes information on how to use DEET properly and offers alternatives for equivalent mosquito protection. Continue reading

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Mexico Driving: What would you do?

A few oddities of driving in Merida, Yucatan. Continue reading

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Driving in Mexico (cruising?)

Driving in Mexico is like a prolonged game of whack-a-mole.
To maneje or not to maneje, yeah, that’s the question.

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Dengue Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet for recognizing and treating Dengue fever and strategies for breaking the Dengue transmission cycle. Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Families: Dengue in Cuba and Mexico

A fractured fairy tale description of Dengue Transmission, the secret lives of Dengue’s Mosquitoes, and How not to Get Dengue. Continue reading

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Importing & Driving a Car in Mexico

Over the years, there have been tons of repeated questions about driving cars into Mexico under Tourist Visas, FM2’s, FM3’s, (and soon FMM’s). Here’s a Yucalandian view: . . . Happy Trails! Continue reading

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Dengue Fever Information: What to Do?

Dengue is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease in the world. In the last 50 years, incidence has increased 30-fold with increasing geographic expansion to new countries and, in the present decade, from urban to rural settings …. Dengue:  … Continue reading

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Getting Stopped by the Mexican Police

“Dame mi multa, por favor.”   (Please give me my ticket.) In the world of occasionally Kafkaesque road-side Mexican police stops, these thoughts are offered as a reminders of what’s really important in life:  remain calm, cool, & collected, and it … Continue reading

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Emergency Numbers for Merida, Yucatan

Emergency Numbers for Merida, Yucatan: Put ’em in your cell phone &/or print before coming? Continue reading

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Nope, It’s Not Another Blog on “My Life in Mexico”

Living in Yucatan Mexico and smoothing out the rough edges. Continue reading

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