Tag Archives: Yucatan

Caimito and Zapote fruits of the tropics

The tree of the Caimito ,or its latin name Chrysophyllum cainito, is  a fruit which bears  no resemblance to any other. These fruits are found mostly in Latin American countries of course Mexcio being one of them. The rich colours  and … Continue reading

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Festival of Santa Elena

Every January, starting after the three kings day January 6th begins the annual festival of Santa Elena celebrating their patron saint ,St Mathew. Its a fun and sometimes solom occasion, filling two and a half weeks of burning of the … Continue reading

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Spring blooms at The Pickled Onion Yucatan

I love this time of year when the trees and bushes flower The Flamboyant are flaming, the Bougainvillea are radiant,the Flor de Mayo are marvellous with sweet perfume that make you want to pick and adorn ones hair. Sweet Jasmin and … Continue reading

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Santa Elena Feria

Like in Mérida and other pueblos around the Yucatán fairs are held on a regular basis.For one week now the Feria de Santa Elena begin its yearly festival of San Mateo (Saint Mathew) the patron saint of Santa Elena .It will continue for … Continue reading

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International Womens Club IWC Merida

It is not often I get to go into Merida and stay overnight… but last night I had the chance to…Ususally I drive into Merida early morning do the grocery thing then arrive back by lunch time…. It was so … Continue reading

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Rosca the bread of the Three Kings Day

This year in Santa Elena for the first time they did the biggest Rosca they have ever done… You know the one where it goes on and on forever , so it seems I always buy one for the restaurant … Continue reading

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Re cycled clothes

Awhile ago I had visitors from England that had booked their few days to stay with me . They wrote me before coming and asking if they could bring with them a few clothes for the poorer people in the … Continue reading

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Christmas in Santa Elena Yucatan

Like everywhere in the world people celebrate christmas in their own special ways and here it is no different. Parties are abound and in full swing. The youngsters give their school performances in the main square with the proud parents … Continue reading

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Peyote ceremony in the land of the Maya?

I put a question mark at the end of the  title because it just seemed strange that a ceremony like this would be happening in the land of the Maya. The reason I agreed for this to be done is … Continue reading

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Uxmal

To continue with our trip off we went to Uxmal .It was earlier in the day and very quiet . Uxmal is a site that never really gets an overload of tourists but it’s always best to visit in the … Continue reading

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