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Contemporary Art with Maya Roots

Ricardo Can May, also known as “Richo Can” by his friends and peers in the artistic world, comes from Kimbilá, a small community of Izamal, a little less than three…

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Gastronomy, It's very yucatecan

Yucatecan Artisan Beer: Cheers!

In recent years, more and more beverage producers in Yucatán have branched into artisan beer production, joining brands from Tijuana, Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, and México City. We are, of course, a…

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It's very yucatecan

Unusual Business Names in Yucatán

“El Tucho”, “La Original”, “Los Primos”, “La Guadalupana”…these are only some of the names you’ll find painted on the walls of convenience and hardware stores, food establishments, and boats, while…

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Culture

Dzityá’s Artisanal Richness: Tunich Fair 2018

With a wide variety of artisanal, gastronomic and cultural riches for locals and visitors, the 17th annual Tunich Artisan Fair will take place from July 27 to August 5. The…

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It's very yucatecan, Shopping

The Guayaberas of Tekit

“In my Yucatecan land we welcome you with joy, waiting with anticipation your wonderful attire,” excerpt from the song “Guayabera Mía” by José Eduardo Chan Kau. This item of clothing…

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It's very yucatecan, Traditions

The Artistic Skills in the Towns of Yucatán

An excellent way to learn about the talented hands of Yucatán is through the handicrafts that the people produce in the municipalities. Whether using stone, wood, leather, henequén, palm, gold,…

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Gastronomy, It's very yucatecan

Street Vendors in Mérida

Have you ever spent a long afternoon in the hammock and felt a craving for a snack, but were too overcome with laziness to fix something? Don’t worry, this is…

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Gastronomy, Maya Culture

From the Maya Earth to your Table

“Múul Meyaj” is an independent organization made up of about 20 communities from Yucatán, including Tekit de Regil, Acanceh, Tetiz, Hunucmá, and Ebtún. In Yucatec Maya the name means “teamwork,”…

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Art, Culture, Face to Face

Local Band Scene

Cities become well-known for their historic architecture, tourist attractions, and of course, for their people, who create the cultural and artistic life of a place, playing the lively melodies and…

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Culture, Maya Culture, Uncategorized, Who are the maya?

Fall in love with Maya Poetry

“All moons, all year, all day, all winds walk and pass you by. Also, all blood arrives at its place of quiet…” (Fragment of “Chilam Balam”) The Maya language has…

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Art, Culture

Museums in Mérida



Museo Fernando García Ponce – MACAY Permanent exhibitions of the work of Yucatecan artists, including additional paintings by Fernando Castro Pacheco, the painter of murals in the Governor’s Palace. Museo…

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It's very yucatecan, Maya Culture, Traditions, Who are the maya?

The Archaeology of Sacred Rituals

I flew to Yucatán from Mississippi for the first time in 2011 for an exhausting summer of archaeology. It was hot day after hot day of back-breaking (sometimes boring) work:…

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Who are the maya?

The Legend of Xtabay

Xtabay (pronounced esh-ta-bye): a fantastical Yucatecan woman, with long dark hair, dressed in white. Akin to a mermaid, the Xtabay floats between the spiky thorns of a ceiba grove. There,…

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Colonial Cities, Culture

Strolling the Streets of Mérida

It comes as no surprise to locals that Mérida was recently listed by Time’s Money magazine as the third best international travel destination on the globe. Mérida’s classy colonial architecture, wildly delicious…

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Art, Face to Face, Let's start with art

Urban Art: Colors Take Over the Streets with Datoer

Walking along the street, the walls detain you: it’s not a photograph (even if it looks like it), it’s a mural with a face painted with such detail that you…

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Destinations, It's very yucatecan, Traditions, Travel in yucatan, Who are the maya?

Food Culture in the Puuc: The Original Farm to Table Movement

The modern Maya inhabitants of distant Yaxhachén maintain many of their traditional ways of living. They thrive as subsistence farmers, where men cultivate honey and work on small farms called…

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It's very yucatecan, Maya Culture, Restaurant Reviews, Who are the maya?

The Magic of Female Chefs in Yucatán

“The female chefs in Yucatán are magicians,” says Miriam Peraza, owner of the restaurant Manjar Blanco. In our interview we talked about women, grandmothers, and the magic of the aromas…

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From Yucatán to the World: Henequén Handcrafts

From flirty bags, tortilla baskets, hats, and clutch style wallets to jewelry boxes and earrings, in Yucatán you can purchase just about anything made from the sought-after string of henequén….

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