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Zen and the Art of Combi Riding

With our Jeep in the shop, anxiously awaiting new tie rods to be shipped from the United States, we have found ourselves making our Chelem to Progreso commute on combis. Combis are a kind of community shuttle, usually a white van that explores the full spectrum of maintenance from sleek, air-conditioned new models to older, [...]

17Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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SKY Satellite TV Installation a Snap; Service Less Than Awesome

Television coverage out at the beach is a serious issue, and one that we hadn’t tackled. We haven’t had any TV service since we’ve lived here, and it was time to get serious about getting some on-couch entertainment installed. When we first lived here, during our first couple of months at the fantastic Suites Del [...]

5Dec2007 | | 12 comments | Continued
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Once Upon a Time at El Gallito

Eating is an integral component to every working day. My grandfather used to take a manly metal lunchbox that my grandmother packed with last night’s dinner to his job sites as a plumber. In my imagination, Jack polished off his cold pot roast and canned peas before 9 am and joined his buddies for a [...]

29Nov2007 | | 3 comments | Continued
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A Quick Note About Those Big Bottles of Water

You know those big, big bottles of water, that you tilt into the top of a cooler or dispenser? They’re heavy, and often, depending on what kind of dispenser you are inverting them on, there isn’t a lot of room to pour water in before it starts sloshing all over the place. As a kid, [...]

26Nov2007 | | 7 comments | Continued
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First Starbucks Opens in Merida; Area’s Coolest Teenagers Rejoice

12Nov2007 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Too Long in Exile

23Aug2007 | | 8 comments | Continued
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Libros y Suenos in Telchac Puerto

27Jul2007 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Gaining Entry Into the Mexican Credit System

20May2007 | | 3 comments | Continued