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6 Cool Places to Escape the Heat in Merida  Posted on 04/15/2014
At this time of the year, the hottest season in the Yucatan with temperatures in the high 90′s and low 100′s (fahrenheit) there are brush fires everywhere and the city of Merida, with all it’s concrete and asphalt, is an...
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Some Thoughts on Progreso  Posted on 02/16/2014
A recent post on TripAdvisor from someone who visited Progreso and didn’t like it, prompted me to write an answer, but the answer became longer and longer so I am posting it here instead, as a little article that should fit nicely...
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Friar Diego de Landa’s Poem a la Dr. Seuss  Posted on 02/04/2014
I am Xiu Xiu I am That Xiu I am, that Xiu I am! I do not like that Xiu I am Do you like our Chilam Balam? I do not like it, Xiu I am I do not like your Chilam Balam Would you like it here or there? I would not like it […]
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The Casual Restaurant Critic at El Tovar  Posted on 01/26/2014
At the recommendation of the now departed Mini Critic, the Casual Restaurant Critic took her to the fishy taco place called El Tovar, which has a seafood menu along the lines of El Pez Gordo; shrimp, fish and other seafood tacos prepared...
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Seidy Spills the Beans  Posted on 12/11/2013
Seidy stood in the living room, her eyes wide and darting from face to face, somewhat akin to the desperate flapping of a bird trapped against a glass door, having flown into the house and not able to distinguish why it can see the outside...
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The Casual Restaurant Critic at Apoala  Posted on 12/10/2013
The Apoala Oaxacan fusion restaurant in Santa Lucia’s newly revamped square has only been around for about 2-3 months but the Casual Restaurant Critic has heard the name come up again and again and so yesterday, after a meeting...
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Sikil Pak – a Traditional Mayan Dip – Recipe and Rant!  Posted on 11/19/2013
The other day I was showing some lovely people the bustling market in Uman, when it occurred to me that I would like to buy the ingredients for making sikil pak, the traditional Yucatecan pepita de calabaza dip that I adore on crispy corn...
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Casual Restaurant Critic visits the Santa Rosa Hacienda  Posted on 10/29/2013
On a recent trip to Maxcanú, the Critic along for the ride noticed signs for the hacienda Santa Rosa (a Starwood-run luxury hotel) and decided that a stop might be in order, to both see the hotel and if possible, have something to...
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