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Drinking Water Quality in Merida and Yucatan

November 20, 2019 The issue of drinking water quality keeps coming up over & over on Expat web-boards, webpages, and Expat FB pages, for at least the past 14 years. The common ~lurid rumor~ that many newbies propose is that … Continue reading

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Mexico’s National Baseball Team into the Olympics !

Nov. 16, 2019 Mexico beats the USA in extra innings … to advance … as just 1 of 6 teams … into the 2020 OLYMPICS !! Before we go to the official MLB recap … note that the USA was  … Continue reading

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Gas Stove Problems … Not able to simmer or braise ??

Nov. 14, 2019 Roughly every 2 months, there’s a post on expat forums complaining that their gas stove doesn’t all them to get low-low flames for simmering things slowly. It’s NOT a  “regulator”  problem … It’s NOT a  “propane vs … Continue reading

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British Museum’s Maya Collection now On-Line!

October 24, 2019 The British Museum has digitized a big part of their extensive Maya collection, and put ~some~ of it on-line for us to look at. Here are some LINKS to click, to check out some of it: Guatemalan … Continue reading

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Dengue Cases Increasing … Practical Protection Actions ?

October 19, 2019 Curiously, we got an anxious PM (FB chat) message & phone call from an expat here in Merida, from Clinica de Merida, whose daughter was admitted just last night for a 40.6ºC (105ºF) fever … needing a … Continue reading

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Fall 2019 Time Change for Mexico !

October 17, 2019 Making travel plans? ** It’s time again to turn   ~back~  the clocks in Mexico 1 hour, in TWO WEEKS … Sunday AM Oct. 27, 2019. The U.S. will wait another week (Nov 3)  … so TV schedules … Continue reading

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One Way Ticket Problems for US Travel and Entering Mexico

October 17, 2019 The question of “open-jawed” ONE-WAY tickets for coming into Mexico, or traveling through USA airports … keeps cropping up on internet & travel forums. Any airline clerk MIGHT & sometimes-do challenge your right to fly (or to … Continue reading

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US Border Patrol & ICE Cracking Down On CBD Oil & on Admissions of Past Pot Smoking

In the recent past, literal thousands of Canadians have been denied entry to the U.S. simply for admitting they’ve smoked a joint once in their lives, but US Homeland Security and their “officers” of the CPB & ICE … have RAISED THE BAR … … Continue reading

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“REAL” ID, Passport or US Military ID Needed for US Domestic Flights

Updated January, 2020: US TSA just announced ALL US CITIZENS must provide either a valid “REAL ID” **, passport, or Military ID … by October, 2020 … to be able to fly on any US domestic flight  … regardless of … Continue reading

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Mailing system from Mexico to USA becoming Uncertain

Back in October 2018, the Trump Administration quietly gave an official  1 year notice to withdraw from the international postal system agreement (aka the “Universal Postal Union”), because of Trump’s refusal to pay our annual membership dues. ” As required … Continue reading

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Yucatan Plants that Harm … and Heal

August 11, 2019 For years, we’ve heard stories of some jungle plants~trees that you must not brush, or risk getting severe painful skin blisters that last for weeks. We finally found some reliable reports, descriptions and fotos to describe the … Continue reading

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Progreso Port Growing & Improving

August 10, 2018 Looking to the future. ”  (The Progreso port~terminal) has seen tremendous growth, having doubled its volumes from 80,000 to 140,000 TEUs throughput over the last two years, as the region’s economic activities expand. This year alone the … Continue reading

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Chase Cancels ALL Canadian Credit Card Debt

August 8, 2019 If you’re Canadian … DON’T send in that check to Chase.  🤪 American consumers are picking up your tab. 🤔🤔 🤨🤣🤨🤣 It’s real … * * * * Feel free to copy while giving proper attribution: YucaLandia/Surviving … Continue reading

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What’s next ?

August 8, 2019 It’s always been their land … . regardless of today’s “borders” … The people in El Paso … are no different than the people in Juarez … … It’s all …        ~America~     … … Continue reading

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Keyless Entry … means Easy-to-Steal

August 9, 2019  Gone in 30 seconds … Love your ‘keyless entry’ modern car? Know that they’re hacked more easily than US voting machines. ~      “… motor theft insurance claim payouts hit their highest level in seven years … Continue reading

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Mexico’s New 10 Digit Simplified Phone Dialing

August 3, 2019 As of August 3’rd, 2019 … Mexico simplifies telephone dialing: 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 … Continue reading

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August 5, 2019 Minors Traveling Abroad out of Mexico? If you want to avoid hassles, consider checking-out the Mex. Govt’s … “Formato SAM” … ~before~ going to the airport. You can fill it out on-line first … and then take … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Immigration System Continues to Improve Ex-pat Services

August 3, 2019  Update Ever since all the very good Nov. 2012 Immigration policy changes, Mexico’s immigration system just keeps getting better & better. Consider how we foreigners-in-Mexico now do our “Change of Address” process: …  The Change of Address … Continue reading

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PEMEX Guys Come Up with New Scam

Imagine that you briefly see that the helpful Pemex attendants have pumped $720 pesos of gasoline (as momentarily shown on the pump’s display) ,  yet now ,  the pump’s display now shows:  $920 pesos …. the YES, they zeroed the … Continue reading

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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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