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Learning Spanish from Home with Spanish55

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In the spring of 2014, Abraham Arechiga and Alvaro Sanchez-Diaz embarked upon an idea they had to bring conversational Spanish language learning to people by combining an eclectic learning approach with a personalized language program delivered online in blocks of 55-minute sessions. Their enterprise, Spanish55, is based out of Tijuana and offers professionally designed and delivered…

Yucaten Desserts: Delicious!

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For many years, Yucatecan cuisine is distinguished by its originality and unique flavors found only in this part of Mexico. Within this wide range of typical dishes stand out a delicious variety of desserts made with all the time and ingenuity of the Yucatan. 1.- Marquesitas https://www.instagram.com/p/BOK72GLj0Eq/ 2.- Champola View this post on Instagram When…

6 traditional souvenirs that you can buy in Yucatan

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If you are planning visit Merida, or you are already here, you must know about some traditional souvenirs that you can buy in the region. 1.- Hammock https://www.instagram.com/p/BOTVINsga9R/?tagged=hamaca 2.- Guayabera View this post on Instagram #photoshoot sesion día del padre para #ravgo . Si doy el gatazo de papa no?…#guayabera #yucatan #model #mexicanmodel A post…

11 yucatecan dishes that you must try. You will love them

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The Yucatecan cuisine has many dishes, very particulars and representatives from the region, who tries any of them, can be sure, he never going to have anything like that in his entire life. The flavor, the smell, the simple fact to watch the people cooking  one of these dishes is a pleasure. We want to…

11 of the most representative buildings in Merida

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If you are in Merida, you will see some beautiful buildings, some of them are points of reference to all Yucatecans. All of them are full of color, history and its architecture its very majestic. 1.- Cathedral View this post on Instagram Catedral de San Ildefonso, Mérida, Yucatán, México 2015 #catedral #meridayucatan #yucatan #ig_exquisite #ig_today…

Jacinto Canek, The Mayan Hero

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Was an 18th-century Maya revolutionary who fought against the Spanish in the Yucatan Peninsula Born in Campeche, in a convent, their parents were mayan natives under the franciscan command. Who discover his intelligence and toked under their education. He learn about latin tongue, grammar and history. Jacinto traveled to Merida with his teacher (a friar),…

13 things to do in Yucatan

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We want to let you know 13 things which you can do in Yucatan. You will enjoy all of them, you will love Yucatan, their culture, places, people, food and history. 1.- Take a relaxing walk in Paseo de Montejo View this post on Instagram Al visitar Mérida no te pierdas el dar un recorrido…

10 beers 100% yucatecans that you must try.

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1.- Barbarika (dark) View this post on Instagram Simplemente deliciosa #beer #barbarika #delicious #delish #cerveza #cervezaartesanal #brewery #relax #enjoylife #friends #love #loveit ❤️🍻🍻#TagsForLikes #picoftheday A post shared by Diana Canto (@diani71) on Feb 20, 2016 at 7:42pm PST   2.- Teran (wheat beer) View this post on Instagram Más justo que necesario 😆 #CervezaTeran #craftbeer…

Things what we don´t care anymore in Yucatan

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Once you move to live in Yucatan, you’ll forget about many things, like: 1.- The diet. Nothing make us more happy than the pleasure of eat https://www.instagram.com/p/BMzpHkQBPb1/?tagged=frijolconpuerco   2.- We don´t care about season, we only have two. Hot and very hot View this post on Instagram Imagen de @enidcueto_ elegida por @ubermerida.mx ・・・ Quiero…

Do you have a Yucatecan friend? Those are some differences between a normal friend and the Yucatecan.

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A normal friend greets you with a smile and a handshake when you find in the Street. A Yucatecan friend greets you with a big hug and instead of “Hello”, he says “When we go for two?”   View this post on Instagram #CervezaPatito #Universitarios A post shared by Rodolfo A. Rivera (@rodolforivera97) on Nov…

SIX PLACES THAT ALL YUCATECANS LOVE, BUT NOT MANY TOURISTS KNOW ABOUT

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  1.- San Felipe Beach Near the picturesque village of San Felipe, its beautiful wooden houses and its peaceful environment, is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula. View this post on Instagram Sunrise, sunrise, looks like #morning in your eyes 🎶 Day break at #SanFelipeYucatan #Boat A post shared by carlosthegypsy…

YUCATECAN TROVA, A TRADITION MORE ALIVE THAN EVER

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Its inspiration is the woman as worthy of veneration; beauty seen in some cases as a hazy and unattainable dream … Yucatecan Trova sings the fortunate or unfortunate but ever-present love. This tradition began in Cuba, serenades and singing style single duet or trio with guitar accompaniment at the time were fashionable in different countries…

El Cuyo, Yucatan

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A paradise in Yucatan, called El Cuyo. You must visit this place.   Pure – white sand welcomes you to this paradise that the modern world skipped. View this post on Instagram Impresionante atardecer en El Cuyo, Yucatán • • • La fotografía es de @kaary_kd Te invitamos a que visites su galería • •…

Centro histórico de Mérida

El centro histórico de Mérida es un hermoso lugar repleto de historia, alberga numerosas obras de arte colonial, personajes emblemáticos, edificios de mucho valor arquitectónico y artístico, por algo es considerado uno de los más bellos y el segundo más grande del país. Si quiere conocer un poco de historia y tradición al mismo tiempo…

Yucatan Haciendas

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The way of life in the Yucatan peninsula, which blends elegance and freshness, is reflected in the henequen (sisal) producing haciendas scattered throughout the low jungle prevailing in the region. These exquisite constructions enjoyed their first splendor at the turn of the twentieth century, and they have once again become a global benchmark for luxury…

Izamal Yucatan, Magic Town

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After departing Merida, travel east to arrive at Izamal, a colonial town with a distinct small town feel. Izamal is one of Mexico’s Pueblos Magicos (Magic Towns), a designation given by the Mexican secretary of Tourism to towns that have an important historical or cultural significance. Houses, shops and churches throughout Izamal are all painted…

Merida, Yucatan. The White City

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Merida is the capital and largest city in Yucatan state and the cultural and financial capital of the region. It’s a modern, cosmopolitan city with museums, art galleries, restaurants, shops, and boutiques. A major center of commerce, Merida Yucatan is considered the crossroads of the region and one of the most important places to experience…

Celestun a beautiful experience with the wildlife and nature

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Celestun is a picturesque coast village whose virgin beaches have made it an ideal showcase for those who seek to get away from the hustle of the massive tourist sites. Its name means “painted stone” in Mayan language and, given its tradition, it conserves the folklore of the Mayan fishermen. It is found 91 kilometers…

Progreso, Yucatan: Sun, Beach and Fun

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Merida residents flock to the port city of Progreso to stroll along the malecón (waterfront promenade) and take a dip in the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Progreso’s lovely waterfront promenade is always bustling with food and craft vendors, local residents and beach-goers, and the waters just off the coast are calm,…

Paseo de Montejo, Colonial Splendor in Merida

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Merida’s elegant tree-lined Paseo de Montejo is the city’s main boulevard and most fashionable district. Once a primarily residential area, the Paseo de Montejo in Merida has since been commercialized and many of the historic 19th century mansions that line the boulevard have been converted into restaurants, nightclubs, boutique hotels, shops, office buildings and museums….

Valladolid, The Sultan of the East

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Located mid-way between Mérida and Cancun, colonial Valladolid is the third-largest city in Yucatan and a good base from which to explore the surrounding region. Visit Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza and Ek’ Balam, the Balankanche caves and Rio Lagartos, a coastal fishing village and flamingo colony located within the Reserva de la Biosfera Rio…

Cenotes near to Valladolid, secrets of the Mayans land.

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If you want to cool off in clear and transparent water, you don’t need to leave Valladolid in the Yucatan Peninsula, and at the same time very close to Merida and the Riviera Maya. Quite close to the city, underground fresh water pools from underground rivers connected throughout the Peninsula await you. In several of…

Xtabentun, nectar from the mayas: The legend behind this liqueur.

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As seductive as the legend behind it, Xtabentun is an ancestral Mayan liqueur, very famous in the Yucatan peninsula, which is made from fermented honey, resulting from the work of bees that pollinate the xtabentun flower, and rum or anis liqueur. Its name means “vine that grows on stone” or “morning glory” and just to…

Yucatecan Delicacies

Traditional Cochinita Pibil

Fragrant and tangy, Yucatecan cuisine delights the palate with flavors unique to the region. The distinct regional cuisine of Yucatan state incorporates many of the ingredients traditionally used in Mayan cooking including corn, chocolate, wild turkey, squash, chiles and tomatoes, with European ingredients such as pork and oranges from the Spanish and edam cheese from…