Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mérida on Sunday

I used to dislike Sundays, especially Sunday nights when I thought about going to work the next day.  But as my brother said to me when we were traveling together earlier this year, now everyday is like the first day … Continue reading

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Chitzen-Itza

Chitzen-Itza is the best known Mayan ruins in Mesoamerica and is now one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World” list.  Some say it’s ironic for Chitzen-Itza to have such fame as the symbol of Mayan civilization since there … Continue reading

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Koreans in Mexico

I first learned about Korean Mexicans from my hostess, doña Gloria, who told me how her kitchen was remodeled by a Korean contractor 2 decades ago and a few years back a pediatric hospital was built in Merida by the … Continue reading

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Magical Town of Izamál

When I first arrived in Merida 7 weeks ago my Spanish teacher told me about a little town where all the buildings are pained yellow.  Izamál is called la ciudad amarillo (yellow city) but also called la ciudad mago, a … Continue reading

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Hacienda San Antonio Cucul

On my last day with Vera, my favorite conversation partner, she took me to an old hacienda in Merida.  At first I didn’t think there were any haciendas in the city at all and didn’t fully believe her when she … Continue reading

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Inspiring People

Last Friday, a fellow student Alex and I were invited to Linda’s birthday celebration.  Linda is a retired Cuban American who’s been living in Merida for the past 5 years and is a good friend to Eva, the director of … Continue reading

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Parque de Las Americas

One of the things I really like about Merida is the fact that there are parks and pretty churches all over the city.  There are parks without churches but if there is a church, you definitely have a park in … Continue reading

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