“We’re one, but we’re not the same; we get to carry each other.” – U2.
Welcome to a very special issue of Yucatán Today! We’re thrilled (and honored!) to be part of the Mérida Tianguis Turístico and, in a way, to share our love and pride for this lovely state we live in.
We’re especially excited because the event is happening just as the local economy continues to reopen. Thanks to our growing vaccination rates, occupation restrictions are gradually being lifted. This gives us the chance to go back to many of the activities that we had to give up last year; plus, if we all exercise caution and responsibility, this could be the final return to normal!
Now that the holiday season is upon us, many of us will face difficult decisions: to gather or not to gather? To go out or to stay in? How many are too many close friends? The answer depends on each individual and their circumstances, and that’s important to keep in mind. I encourage you, dear reader, to make informed, thoughtful decisions, but above all, to be understanding of other people’s informed, thoughtful decisions. Some people are being more careful, some more adventurous; some live alone, others share spaces with people at risk.
Finally, I also encourage you to be mindful of the decisions you make with your wallet, choosing the businesses and entrepreneurs that provide a living for families all over the state, and who have been most affected by the pandemic. Buy local, and if it feels safe, go out, discover, and have fun responsibly, taking every precaution that’s in your hands. Together, we’re surely moving forward!
By Alicia Navarrete
Communicologist born circumstantially in Mexico City, but who says “uay” since 1985. Life has allowed me to see the world, which in turn has allowed me to discover how much I love the place where I live.
Photography by Nelly Quijano y Yucatán Today for its use in Yucatán Today.
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