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Week 8 in the Yucatan

Dara is back

sunny 32 °C

With Dara back on the scene our week became very busy:

With Stitch and Bitch on Wednesday followed by the last Bingo Fundraiser for the Foodbank and the Muelle Market on Thursday morning followed by Manuels annual pig roast at his mother's restaurant "La Lupita". As always the entertainment and service by Alexis was wonderful.

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Triple AAA: Alexis; Alexis and Andea

But I knew we had the highlight of our visit this year was still to come on Friday. To Oxkutzcab


We were picked up in a combi, organized by our very knowledgable PEDRO. He is the official guide many of us use for our archeological trips and this one was surely very special for all of us. .

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We received special permission to visit the ruin at Kiuic and the Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve with
a group of 11 friends from around Progreso. Once in Oxkutzcab (Yes try and pronounce that one quickly) we met with Tomás Gallareta Negrón of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, a co-director of the Kiuic ruins. He explained what they have been doing at the site and what they are trying to learn. There was an American graduate here working on her thesis. You are welcome to stay here in one of their huts for $50US a night. It is located close to several other ruins such at Uxmal. This place is not open to the public, it is an educational site. The compound here is lovely and you can come and stay in these lovely huts for 50$ a night including your meals.

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Once he had finished in the lab we headed to the site, which is 45min further away! Kiuic is locked up by two gates and you felt very honoured to be entering this site. At this site was also Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve, where we will be heading to after our ruins exploration..

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With not too many steps we come upon this incredible site of this pyramid in the middle of this dry jungle. I had anticipated long hikes to get to see this. With Tomas explaining the anthropology of this site we continued looking at the details of how the site grew and the details of each structure. What was so intriguing about seeing this unrestored site is imagining it on our own. Tomas had asked us to look around and try and place various pieces on the ground. Figuring this out was so intriguing and educational. One analogy made by Tomas was imagine this was Buckingham Palace and how it isn't just a home for the queen it has many other functions and this is what this site is like. The team is searching for signs that may explain how the ancient Mayans lived here and what caused the evacuation; was it disease or lack of enough water.

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We wandered through only a fraction of the site but our lunch was planned for noon and we were already 2hrs late!! It was hard to leave this incredible site! I can see why it was so late in the day! We left Tomas and his driver and headed off to the Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve, where we met up with James Callaghan , Reserve Director, to have lunch prepared by his lovely wife.

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Every aspect of our delicious lunch; Mole Verde hand made tortillas had been prepared by his lovely wife from a family recipe and the sour orange juice. (so good I filled my water bottle with some to take away with me). It was so good we had to ask her for the recipe along with the secret hot sauce.

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Once we finished eating we headed off with James for a tour of the compound . The serenity of this very enlightening place was a perfect way to feel relaxed and at peace with nature. James Callaghan ended our tour with him showing us this water reservoir called a "Chultun". They are made by the Mayans living in this area since it is higher elevation and the water table is low. As there are no rivers in the Yucatan they had to find a way to capture the rain. They dug a hole and lined it with clay and limestone and catch it in this large area and have it run off into the chultun.

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For more information on this site do check the many links through Google like this one
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/24/kaxil-kiuic-a-model-for-conservation-in-the-yucatan-peninsula/

They also have an interesting program here of a free "smoke free" cooking stove to the women of the surrounding areas but must take 100 seedlings and plant them in their community in exchange. This will help with reforestation of the trees in this area.

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The nursery and potting shed!

It was hard to pull ourselves away from this wonderful spot but we needed to be on our way before dark as these back roads are not lit. We pulled away around 5pm for our 3hr journey home!

Saturday was Nuno Felting Day with friends. Dara had brought down some kits for us to play with. It was fun for Alexis and I to show the ladies how to work this. I also completed my cotton gauze shawl I started last year!

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A lovely few days of farewells with a dinners for those departing; at Austin and Lorraine's; followed the next day here for a BBQ. Maggie and john head home together with Alexis sister, Vannan and her husband David. It will be strange having the house all to ourselves. They will be missed but not the country music!! LOL

Peaceful morning with calm water

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Week 8 in the Yucatan

sunny 32 °C

Hard to try and make this week short but I will try and be concise

Week 8 Dara is back

With Dara back on the scene our week became very busy:

With Stitch and Bitch on Wednesday followed by the last Bingo Fundraiser for the Foodbank and the Muelle Market on Thursday morning followed by Manuels annual pig roast at his mother's restaurant "La Lupita". As always the entertainment and service by Alexis was wonderful.

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Triple AAA: Alexis; Alexis and Andea

But I knew we had the highlight of our visit this year was still to come on Friday. To Oxkutzcab


We were picked up in a combi, organized by our very knowledgable PEDRO. He is the official guide many of us use for our archeological trips and this one was surely very special for all of us. .

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We received special permission to visit the ruin at Kiuic and the Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve with
a group of 11 friends from around Progreso. Once in Oxkutzcab (Yes try and pronounce that one quickly) we met with Tomás Gallareta Negrón of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, a co-director of the Kiuic ruins. He explained what they have been doing at the site and what they are trying to learn. There was an American graduate here working on her thesis. You are welcome to stay here in one of their huts for $50US a night. It is located close to several other ruins such at Uxmal. This place is not open to the public, it is an educational site. The compound here is lovely and you can come and stay in these lovely huts for 50$ a night including your meals.

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Once he had finished in the lab we headed to the site, which is 45min further away! Kiuic is locked up by two gates and you felt very honoured to be entering this site. At this site was also Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve, where we will be heading to after our ruins exploration..

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With not too many steps we come upon this incredible site of this pyramid in the middle of this dry jungle. I had anticipated long hikes to get to see this. With Tomas explaining the anthropology of this site we continued looking at the details of how the site grew and the details of each structure. What was so intriguing about seeing this unrestored site is imagining it on our own. Tomas had asked us to look around and try and place various pieces on the ground. Figuring this out was so intriguing and educational. One analogy made by Tomas was imagine this was Buckingham Palace and how it isn't just a home for the queen it has many other functions and this is what this site is like. The team is searching for signs that may explain how the ancient Mayans lived here and what caused the evacuation; was it disease or lack of enough water.

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We wandered through only a fraction of the site but our lunch was planned for noon and we were already 2hrs late!! It was hard to leave this incredible site! I can see why it was so late in the day! We left Tomas and his driver and headed off to the Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve, where we met up with James Callaghan , Reserve Director, to have lunch prepared by his lovely wife.

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Every aspect of our delicious lunch; Mole Verde hand made tortillas had been prepared by his lovely wife from a family recipe and the sour orange juice. (so good I filled my water bottle with some to take away with me). It was so good we had to ask her for the recipe along with the secret hot sauce.

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Once we finished eating we headed off with James for a tour of the compound . The serenity of this very enlightening place was a perfect way to feel relaxed and at peace with nature. James Callaghan ended our tour with him showing us this water reservoir called a "Chultun". They are made by the Mayans living in this area since it is higher elevation and the water table is low. As there are no rivers in the Yucatan they had to find a way to capture the rain. They dug a hole and lined it with clay and limestone and catch it in this large area and have it run off into the chultun.

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For more information on this site do check the many links through Google like this one
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/24/kaxil-kiuic-a-model-for-conservation-in-the-yucatan-peninsula/

They also have an interesting program here of a free "smoke free" cooking stove to the women of the surrounding areas but must take 100 seedlings and plant them in their community in exchange. This will help with reforestation of the trees in this area.

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The nursery and potting shed!

It was hard to pull ourselves away from this wonderful spot but we needed to be on our way before dark as these back roads are not lit. We pulled away around 5pm for our 3hr journey home!

Saturday was Nuno Felting Day with friends. Dara had brought down some kits for us to play with. It was fun for Alexis and I to show the ladies how to work this. I also completed my cotton gauze shawl I started last year!

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A lovely few days of farewells with a dinners for those departing; at Austin and Lorraine's; followed the next day here for a BBQ. Maggie and john head home together with Alexis sister, Vannan and her husband David. It will be strange having the house all to ourselves. They will be missed but not the country music!! LOL

Peaceful morning with calm water

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7th week in Paradise

Dara returns to Ottawa for a week

sunny 29 °C

For some reason Dara feels the need to return home for a week. Two of our kids are not there so I don't see what the draw is. Meeting with the accountant I would think can wait until our return. No he must miss the cold weather. Not that it wasn't cooler here than normal as well. I finally finished up with the dentist and walked out happy! I got back into town in time to see the Mardi Gras Parade!

Here are some of the floats and people on the Melecon
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This week has been rather quiet. Taking it a bit slow trying not to do too much. For some reason this doesn't seem to be possible.

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I took Maggie to see Socorro and Doris; the lovely ladies who make the tab purses; to get a specific size made for Maggie; despite there being a big box of them for sale by the food bank, there were none like she wanted. I always am humbled when I visit them in their home. They are both so pleased to see me and welcome me with open arms and affection every time. Socorro is always so grateful for the dental work we paid for. She has made several bags for me to cover some of the cost. After this we went to see Lucy, the seamstress a block away, to get her to make a top for me with the fabric I had bought in Merida. The batik fabric that is used a lot in quilting. She will copy my top for only $6.50. How could I possibly make this myself for that price. It will be ready on Wednesday

Panteleons opened for it's Friday fish and chips dinner. This is the first time since Natasha passes a few weeks ago. Lupe wasn't going to open but so many encouraged him to do so; and what a turn out. I have never seen so many people there in the 5 years of coming here. There was not a single free table by 6:30. It was as good as always and so nice to see so many familiar faces. After a bit of a chaotic service John and his friends played country music. Despite not being a fan of the country stuff I stayed for a bit at least until John sang the song he dedicated to me!

Half of our group were at one table and for some reason I didn't take a photo of our table!!
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Our entertainment for the evening
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Paying the bill!
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Saturday was a beautiful day and spent on the patio taking in the sun as we had enough of the wind and cooler weather.

Sunday was dispensa filling day. For some reason there were only 3 of us to fill the 66 bags to the food bank. Last month there were too many and the result is everyone felt they were not needed and didn't turn out. It was like it is after we all leave at Easter. The strange thing is I think that it went faster without too many people to trip over. We were done in 30 min . I took a walk around the square after we were done just as mass was finishing and the people were mingling with one another including several expats.

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Kids are the same everywhere. Here the little girl is eyeing the Barbie dolls Begging her mom to buy one!

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I love this old couple selling their flowers and veggies!
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A walk back along the beach I found these two boys playing in their fathers boat!
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This guy was begging me to help him. But I just couldn't do it!
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A trip into Merida with Alexis to get a cat scan of my mouth so the dentist could determine (very exactly) if she need a bone graft for my implant..( she will not need it). What was amazing is they gave her a copy of it on a disk and sent one to her dentist. She heard from him before we even got home today to tell her a bone graft would not be necessary! What incredible service. We also went on a hunt for fabric at the department store Gran Chapur, which is a higher end shop. We found some incredible fabrics and had a hard time choosing. I ended up with some linen to make a few outfits. The white I had found at Asis was cheaper so I also made a stop there again to get some to try doing some dying.

Discovering the streets of Merida on foot is so much better than in a car. I love the different tropical flowers.

Alexis took this of me admiring the house
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Alexis trying to decide if she wants to buy this house!
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Dara returns today so I will be pleased to have him back here by my side!

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Ongoing stay in Chicxulub

"Nortes" Galore!

storm 22 °C

Paul and Jadzia left after a wonderful week here with us in paradise. I think they had a great time but what do I know! It is always nice to have family and friends visit from home!

Dia del Candelaria in Mexico: it is customary that the person who got ‘el niño’ in the ‘Rosca de Reyes’ has to make tamales and atole, both corn-based dishes. This tradition also carries Pre-Hispanic roots, as many villagers use to bring their corn to church in order to get their crops blessed after planting their seeds for the new agricultural cycle that was starting. They did this on February 2, which was the eleventh day of the first month on the Aztec calendar. They also In this part of Mexico, people dress up a baby Jesus figurine and take it to mass before placing him in a niche where he will “live” for the remainder of that year. This can be in someone’s house or in a church and it is considered a high honor to be chosen as the baby Jesus guardian. The hosts for baby Jesus usually have to be open for visitors most of the time and have to share their food with those who come see him.

We arrived in the Chicxulub square where we're meeting friends for dinner of Tamales. I love the "colada" tamales a lot and not very fond of the others drier more dense tamales. Last year I made them in a local woman's home. I hope to still be able to do this again this year.

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What a difference a day makes or even an hour. We woke up to an incredible calm day with a bit of fog across the water. It was heating up nicely as the hours passed at the Muelle Market. By 9:30 the place was packed and I started to feel like everything was caving in on me.

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I headed off to meet Dara to go into Merida where we met friends to go for a meal. It was a surprise and off we went towards Motul. We turned off to go north and take the parallel highway that also takes you to Tisimin. We found ourselves in a lovely serene location with very peaceful environment for cancer patients to come and recover. A place to relax and find ones inner health to heal oneself. They have a lovely Thai restautant. There was only one other table occupied by people from Progreso and at closer look we found it was Richard and Jenny. What is the chance of running into them here. The food was delightful and I would recommend this to anyone!

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February 4th is Maggie's birthday and had to wait a day to go and celebrate. We decided to go back to our favourite place in Merida: La RUEDA. We booked a van with Manuel as we were 11 going. To our surprise he sent his eldest son Manuel. Off we go once we have picked up everyone and all is going fine until suddenly he turns off on to the Pereferico. We ask him why he is going this way and he says it is faster. We can't quite figure that to be the case. He insists it is. Once we end up in an area that we clearly know it is nowhere near where we want to be. We ask him to stop and find where we need to go. He keeps insisting we are in the right area despite our insistence. We finally convince him to call the restaurant and get the correct directions. When we finally get onto Calle Colon we know our way. Finally after 1:30 min tour of Merida we finally get to our destination. (It is only 40min from our home to the correct place).

The food was as good as always. I think this is the best restaurant in Merida and not too expensive.

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Returned to Merida as the Norte persisted and since the Korean Restaurant is only open on Saturday why not go with Andy, Alexis and Linda for lunch. I went in early with Linda to spend some quiet time on Paseo Montejo shopping and chillin at Pistache knitting, reading and having coffee along with a millfeuille.

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That last millfeuille is mine!

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The Norte continues for fourth day it is supposed to end sometime soon!

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A venture into Merida again to show some ladies the big fabric store. Jody started a ladies coop in November and started teaching the women to make all sorts of lovely items using batik material. We managed to find some in Merida at Assis; where I discussed with the manager a need for a discount for these lovely ladies. Jody will return with them to let them select. We also found some nice cotton for them to make some tops to sell as well.

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One month in Paradise

Paul and Jadzia's visit

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We have now been here a month. This week my cousin Paul and his partner Jadzia arrived on the same flight as our friends Maggie and John who will be staying with us for at least a month.

It is quite nice to arrive here at the house at 1:15 when you get the Merida flight. It was a bit of a shock for Paul and Jadzia as our home is large but sparse. But it didn't take them long to take it all in and decide we actually have a great spot here.

Once they settled in with a beer and margarita enjoying the waves and the sun they were suddenly hit with fatigue. We had planned for a bbq steak dinner with other friends Ian and Sheila for their first meal.

As we do with all our guests, and since it was a nice day for a walk into Chicxulub for Panuchos and juice. We always like to introduce our guests to this wonderful little meal along with an orange carrot juice mixture for a 50 4$ each person! I know Sheena and Adam love these little delights made with a corn tortilla that is stuffed with black bean and then fried then shredded chicken topped with avocado and tomato
A Panucho is a Mexican food specialty from the Yucatán made with a refried tortilla that is stuffed with refried black beans and topped with chopped cabbage, pulled chicken or turkey, tomato, pickled red onion, avocado, and pickled jalapeño pepper.

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It was hot enough to jump in the ocean upon our return with even Maggie joining us despite her normal resistance to the ocean. We were 5 ladies bobbing around in the water with no men to bother either of us; what a lovely day!

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We were just enjoying a relaxing morning on the veranda when suddenly a Norte arrived and we were running around gathering up the furniture that was flying all over the place. What a change and the rain came with it. Time for movie watching but wait the power was also out for a couple of hours. What to do without Internet and tv we are lost! We did get it back and managed to watch 2 movies. Mamma Mia's was having lasagna dinner special so off we went into Chicxulub by bus to a lovely meal. Despite the hard seats!

Nothing like a drink at Eladios in Progreso; order a drink and for no additional cost they feed you as well. Once you fill up on the free food you leave and head home. Walking around the town a bit checking out some of the shops.

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While I was in Merida at a IWC meeting the rest of the gang were at a fundraiser breakfast for the spay and neuter project in Chicxulub at El Faro

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Our guest treated us to a lovely dinner at Sol y Mar with a shared specialty of the house; breaded stuffed grouper! They loved it so much they wanted to return again the next day! We arrived at 7pm and were the last customers in the place and were feeling a bit rushed as it seemed they were about to close.

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We walked along the Malecon to check out the bikes for the triathlon in the morning, while enjoying these wonderful treats called churros made fresh while you wait.
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Sunday in Merida is a must for first timers and if only here a week you can't not go even if it is 34C. Off we go on the coach! a little slower as the cyclist were taking up two lanes of the Merida Triathlon.
What a lovely day despite the heat! I love Santa Lucia Park taking in the lovely local dancers! There are no young people up there dancing. We are tacos al pastor on the square. (Plaza Grande)

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The week with Paul and Jadzia ended on a lovely note. With it being Constitution Day it was a holiday which meant that El Patrullero would be open and so instead of going to El Faro as planned we could go and have fried fish! Rosie and Leo Giroux were meeting us with their friends from Merida at El Faro for a drink and took the along with us to discover the great food available here in our little port town of Chicxulub. The meal was enjoyed by all as always!

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