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About thepickledonionyucatan

Born in England emigrated to Canada and now reside in the Yucatan Mexico. LIfe is a journey so enjoy as much as you can

Snake biting

One begins to think after living here in the jungle for 10 years that you have done ,seen and tasted everything . New surprises happen almost daily and today was another of those surprises. My favourite guide from Uxmal came … Continue reading

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why do people steal ?

Through our lives we accumulate memorabilia that we cherish or sometimes it outlives its usefulness and we either pass it on, sell , if it has some value or we discard in other ways. If I have anything that is … Continue reading

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Bringing families together

One of my workers Eric travels to Canada to work on the farms in or close to Simcoe, Ontario.This year will be his third! When he returns he comes back to work for m until he is ready to leave … Continue reading

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Maggots / larvae Ek the food of the Maya

I have been ¬†going through some of my blogs and over ¬†the next while will go back in time . Hope you enjoy some of the stories…. The real life in the Yucatan Maggots./larvae …….. never I had imagined in … Continue reading

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End of school year/clausura

The shcool year came to a close this week and summer holidays loom on the horizon . Summer holidays in small villages consist of staying home with the family… Little hope of going to the beach or taking a trip … Continue reading

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An update on the indigenous school”

After my last post was published I received a private email from one of my guests from a few years back . They have been reading my blog since returning back home . The indignous story struck a loving cord … Continue reading

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Invitation to the preschool event

Today I went to visit, by invitation .to one of the pre schools here in the village .Benito Juarez Garcia is an indigenous school where the children are taught the Maya culture to preserve the traditions.As well as speaking spanish … Continue reading

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Coca cola

Coca cola first came to Mexico in the late 1800,s and established the first bottling company in the 1920,s. its claim to fame it that it is sweetened by cane sugar as opposed to high fructose corn syrup .Which is … Continue reading

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The little people

After all these years of being here I never realized one particular school gears towards keeping the traditions alive . The small children get schooled in the maya language as well as Spanish . Amongst the regular curriculum the school … Continue reading

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Cenote Kankirixche

Taking a visit to Cenote Kankirixche is always a delight as it is not far from here. I would say about 40 min drive. And well worth the effort. Located east of Abala about 2 kl out of town . … Continue reading

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