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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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Casual Restaurant Critic in Campeche  Posted on 10/27/2013
If you like seafood, and who doesn’t, then Campeche is the place for you. The Critic has been told also, that the fine Yucatecan traditions originate in Campeche, which was where the best cooks came from. The person that told me had...
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Casual Hotel Critic in Houston – Indigo at the Galleria  Posted on 10/03/2013
In the ongoing interest of commenting on all things Yucatan, it is useful to include information on the those points of entry into the Yucatan, of which Houston is an important one as the United (formerly Continental) flight into and out...
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