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Merida and the Yucátan

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Information about Merida and the Yucatan. Plus tips for expat retirees and long-term travelers about how to live and travel in Mérida and the Yucátan.

Even though living in the Yucatan can be frustrating at times, I am glad I settled here after traveling around the world for 8 years. I love the rich culture,, relaxed yet respectful people, and the fascinating history, food, and culture.. I know you will too, especially if you take a bit of time to get to kno0w more about the region through the Yucatecan Culture Workshop. (I also recommend that you consider taking our longer and more intensive Living and Traveling in Mexico culture, too).

In March 2020, I decided to live full-time as an expat in Merida, Mexico. It was not an easy decision. I spent 2011 to 2015 as a full-time traveler. From 2015 to March 2020, I lived part-time in Merida and Montreal and also traveled three to four months a year. Right when I was excited about becoming a full-time expat, the Coronavirus pandemic happened and changed my plans even more.