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Vanessa Coleman filmmaker

Filmmaker from California Makes a Quarantine Film in Chelem, Yucatan

Filmmaker from California Makes a Quarantine Film in Chelem, Yucatan Vanessa Coleman is a local artist, gallerist & filmmaker from Oakland, California. After initial exhibitions of her work around the Bay Area and Brooklyn in 2005 then living at art cooperatives with prestigious artists in Oakland, She established Fort Gallery in San Francisco in 2007. …

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Covid19 streets of Merida

Saturday Morning the Streets of Merida During Covid19

Saturday Morning the Streets of Merida During Covid19 I decided to take a walk to the Slow Food Yucatán this morning and see what protocols they are following so I can share with MID City followers. Little by little we will be getting out more and more and recommending places we not only deem as having quality …

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Outdoor activites and water sports in Yucatan

Beach Bummin’ it in the Yucatecan Sun: Extreme Sports and Water Fun

Written by Stephanie Carmon Yucatecan summers are the best. People here really know how to take time to enjoy their surroundings. The beautiful gulf beaches are a mere 20-minute drive from Merida, and there are countless cenotes, caves, hidden lagoons, mangroves, wildlife; it truly is one of Mother Nature’s treasures. We are also lucky to …

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Merida, Yucatan

Yucatan Giving Outreach Community Members Doing Extraordinary Work In Merida

Written by Stephanie Carmon Since 2016 The Yucatan Giving Outreach A.C. has been providing the community with humanitarian services and goods. The idea was born out of a chance encounter with an elderly people’s home when founder Kim Davin stopped by to drop off some furniture that would have otherwise been tossed away. She was …

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Merida Yucatan

Nepotists, Politicians, Driver´s License Dealers: Are We All Corrupcionarios?

Written by Stephanie Carmon Two weeks ago I went to a talk at the UADY by entrepreneur social advocate Alejandro Legorreta and el guapo actor/social advocate Diego Luna. I regularly read Legorreta´s articles about social advocacy here in Mexico, especially here in Merida, and was reading one of his articles about a book he has written in …

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Merida, Yucatan

Meet the New Merida: A provincial town morphs into an urban metropolis​

Written by Stephanie Carmon Merida, the cultural capital of Southern Mexico, the white city, the place that comes alive in the historic centro with traditional dances, musical sounds such as la trova yucateca, people of all ages strolling with their family or lovers, savoring helados or marquesitas. Those who live here or have been here before, inhale a familiar …

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Yucatecan idiosycracies

Yucatecan idiosycracies: Sí, Sí, Sí means probably not

Written by Stephanie Carmon I love Yucatan and the Yucatecans (the yucatecos). Actually, #amomeridayucatan is my hashtag for all Instagram posts. I have “drunk the well water” so they say here. I have no desire to leave; I don’t even want to do much traveling. I am perfectly content to weather the skin melting bochorno …

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