Let Me Help You Better Understand How the Yucatan Functions So That You Can Make the Most Out of Your Life and Travels in the Yucatan
Workshop Offered Online or at the Casa Los Dos Gallos in Merida
“A millennium before Europeans were willing to divest themselves of the Biblical idea that the world was a few thousand years old, the Mayans thought of millions and the Hindus billions.”
What Makes the Yucatan So Unique?
Take Fifty Plus Nomad’s Yucatan Culture and Society Workshop
Have You Ever Wondered Why?
Every day; I see or hear these questions (and comments) from expats and tourists in Merida:
- Why do workers show up late or never at all?
- Why do friends show up unexpectedly?
- Why don’t servers bring the check to the table? Why won’t servers issue separate checks?
- Why do Yucatecans put so much attention on parties and family gatherings? Why do the parties last so long?
- How should I behave when greeting locals?
- What makes Yucatecans so charming?
The answer to these questions, on one level, is that things are different in the Yucatan than in the US:
However, at a deeper level, the answer to the question lies deep within Yucatan history and culture, and these behaviors make a lot of sense if you look at life through the locals’ eyes.
Understanding the answers to these questions has been vital to my success as an expat in Merida. As I get to know life here better, I now have problems accepting many aspects of life in the US and Canada when I go back “home.”
I treasure my Yucatecan friends’ kindness, hospitality, and loyalty. I respect their gentility and humility. I often feel bad when I realize I did not act as I should in their culture.
I know several expats in the Yucatan who feel the same way, and so can you.
Introduction to Yucatan Society Workshop Online or in Merida
Fifty Plus Nomad offers the three-hour, one-on-one Introduction to Yucatan Society Workshop designed for:
- Tourists that want to get a basic idea about how Yucatecan culture functions and how to behave during their stay in the Yucatan.
- Expats in the Yucatan want to understand a bit more about how to behave in daily situations.
- Anyone who wants to learn a little about the Yucatan’s history, cultural influence, and culinary traditions
- Expats and tourists who want to know how Yucatecan culture differs from other parts of Mexico and the US and Canadian culture.
- Anyone who wants a sample of what they could learn in the Fifty Plus Nomad Living and Traveling in Mexico Workshop before investing the time and money for the full workshop.
I will personalize the workshop to meet your interests, needs, and background.
More About Paul Heller, the Introduction to Yucatan Society and Culture Workshop Teacher
I (Paul Heller) love Merida and have:
- Lived in Merida for more than six years.
- Talked to hundreds of Yucatan expats as part of my research for my seminars.
- Read over a hundred books about Mexican society, economics, politics, history, and culture and have taken many classes about Mexico.
- I studied Spanish for many years.
Our Workshop and Rustic Yucatecan Meals are Held In the Beautiful Casa Los Dos Gallos In Merida Centro
The Main House
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