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Mexico’s Curious Rules for Listing Prices

July 8, 2019 There’s been a recent kerfluffle on our local “Expats in Yucatan” FB group, with many grazing-gringos writing angry (confused) comments over a supposed ‘cheating’ restaurant bill that offers some fun insights into Mexico & how gringos react. … Continue reading

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Dangerously Venomous Snakes of Yucatan State (3)

June 24, 2019 Fortunately … up here in the north-west part of the Yucatan peninsula, aka Yucatan State, we have very few venomous snakes that are dangerous to humans … just three (3) kinds. . “Amphibians and Reptiles of Northern … Continue reading

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Mexico Adopts Normal Phone Dialing in August 2019

June 17, 2019 Effective August 3, 2019, there will be no more special rules needed to to dial long distance nor between or to cell phones. Mexican phone dialing will follow international dialing standards (as in Canada and the USA). … Continue reading

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Merida INM Office Moving

June 11, 2019 Merida’s INM office is moving on June 17, 2019. INM-Merida’s New Address: Calle 31 * #94 x   C16 y C20, Colonia México Merida, Yucatan *Note that this section of Calle 31  also corresponds to Circuito Colonias. *  … Continue reading

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Sun Directly Overhead Tomorrow

May 22, 2019 Tomorrow is pretty special in Yucatan. and July 21, 2019 too… The sun finally sits directly overhead at solar-noon here … just twice a year.** Go outside at solar noon tomorrow (12:55 PM + 13 sec) … … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Yucatán … A unique history continues.

~ El Virreinato de Yucatán ~ May 12, 2019 Notice that Yucatán was originally ~ traditionally a separate “kingdom” ~ separate from Mexico … Yucatán … a separate distinct “kingdom” under Spanish Colonial rule (aka El Virreinato de la Nueva … Continue reading

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Total Lunar Eclipse, Sunday Jan. 20, 2019

~ Total Lunar Eclipse next Sunday night … Jan 20’th, 2019. ~ … 10:41 PM Full Eclipse Start time  ~ 11:12 PM Peak Full Eclipse  ~ 11:44 PM End of Full Eclipse… All times are Merida Central Standard Times ~ … Continue reading

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