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An Expat Talks about Living in Yucatan, Mexico

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Yucatan

How long have you lived there?

four years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

Make learning Spanish a priority. Hire locals to clean your house or build your house or walk your dog or wash your car... whatever. Force yourself to interact as much as possible.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

The Mayans are very accepting of all cultures and people. Yucatecans are a very proud people, proud of being different from the rest of Mexico.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Renovating old colonial homes, enjoying the beach, learning about the Mayan culture.

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Read www.yucatanliving.com and www.meridainsider.com for information on living here.

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simoninf
Jan 11, 2012 04:29

Thanks a lot!What about high schools?We have to move overseas, in the States for example?

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