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Security in Yucatan is assured: U.S. Consul

February 13, 2013

by Yucatan Times 

 Sonia Tsiros, the U.S. Consul in Mérida, Yucatan, assured the security in the state for tourists from the U.S.

Tsiros stated that despite the unfortunate events of sexual attacks against the Spanish tourists in Acapulco, Guerrero last week, the Yucatan Peninsula is free of such violence.

“The security is excellent in Yucatan and it is the safest state in all of Mexico.  There are many Americans who travel to Quintana Roo and Merida. Cancun reaches millions of visitors a year. In Yucatan the influx is less, but it is an attractive destination because of its culture, archaeological sites and beaches.”

Tsiros dismissed any intention to issue an alert for violence in states such as Campeche, Quintana Roo or Yucatan.

“We provide information to U.S. citizens who come to Mexico to decide where to travel, all the information we obtain comes from media reports,” she explained.


Merida is the great news about Mexico!

January 23, 2013

MERIDA, MexicoJune 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HGTV's International House Hunters has found an unbridled passion for the hunt - in Merida, Mexico! Just releasing their 6th episode on the Merida, Yucatan Real Estate Market & Lifestyle, IHH is infatuated with this dynamic and ancient Mayan City. Praised, honored, flattered and recommended - Merida is all ablush with adulation. And what's not to love? 

Merida is the great news about Mexico! Her Architecture, History, Culture, Food, Nightlife and R...

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Jenni Rivera, big-voiced queen of banda, dead at 43

December 10, 2012

Jenni Rivera, the flamboyant, outspoken, big-voiced singer who was the top-selling regional Mexican female star of her generation was confirmed dead after the small private plane in which she was traveling in Mexico crashed. Her relatives confirmed the news to Telemundo. Rivera was 43 years old.

Fully comfortable in English and Spanish, Rivera was at the height of her career and stood out not only as one of the very few Latin women consistently on the charts, but also as the only Latina singer...

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Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor

October 15, 2012


(Reuters) - A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world's most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.

Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an amateur cycling enthusiast who for years toyed with an idea of making a bicycle from cardboard.

He told Reuters during a recent demonstration that after much...

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Travel Smart: International Travel Checklist

August 22, 2012

International Travel Checklist

International travel can be an exciting adventure but it can also bring many unpredictable situations, if you are not prepared for those situations they can quickly turn into life threatening situations.  We have put together this travel packing list to better help you plan your next trip.

What to expect in this travel packing list; International travel usually requires a passport.  Most countries also require a visa and possibly even a work permit if you will be ...

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Ernesto, Merida (Mexico)

August 7, 2012

U.S. Citizens:

This Emergency Message is to inform U.S. citizens that the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a Hurricane Watch for Tropical Storm Ernesto for the Yucatan peninsula coast between Chetumal and Punta Gruesa (which includes the tourist areas of Majahual, Xcalak, and Bacalar).  A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area and is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical storm force winds.  A Tropical...

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Plant Care 101: Flor de Mayo - Plumeria

August 1, 2012
Plumerias (Flor de Mayo) are tropical trees famous for their gorgeous flowers which are used to make leis (floral garlands). In regions with cold winters, plumerias can be grown in containers and brought indoors when the weather cools in autumn. Other common names are frangipani and Hawaiian lei flower.

About This Plant

Plumerias have thick stems, leathery leaves, and an abundance of flowers from early summer until fall. In the tropics some varieties can grow to a height of over 30 feet. Shorte...

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Merida Real Estate Market’s Top 10 Trends

January 3, 2012

By: Mitchell Jay Keenan, CRS – Broker/Director of Mexico International Real Estate

MERIDA, Mexico, Dec. 23, 2011 — Considering how bleak the real estate market has been in many corners of the globe, all things considered, Merida’s market has performed pretty well. There are several strong trends that are influencing the growth of the marketplace in Merida. It appears those trends will remain strong even in the face of uncertain economic news out of the EU, China and the USA.

The 10 ...

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The Maya World Braces For 2012 Apocalypse, Tourism Boom

January 3, 2012

Mexican government officials are predicting a surge of visitors to the five southern states that comprise the country's Maya region. In Belize, which bills itself as "heartland of the Maya," airlines have committed tens of thousands of extra seats to accommodate projected interest from foreign visitors. In Guatemala, the country with the most living Maya, officials predict a 10 p...

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How to House Swap

July 28, 2011

Re-posted- Original post from eHow


When real estate markets leave people wanting to sell their homes but can't, house swapping becomes more popular. House swapping can include temporary swaps for vacation purposes, but serious and permanent house swapping involves two parties seeking to exchange homes, or swap. Generally, people resort to house swapping when they've had no luck in selling their homes in the traditional way.


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