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My Virtual Neighbors

It’s amazing how many people that I know have blogs. Then there are the people who I only know through their blogs and the ones who I have met because of their blogs.
Here is my partial list of Mérida bloggers, amazingly long as this list is, I have have met all but three of these bloggers. If you haven’t already done so, check my neighbors out and leave a comment telling them you found them through me, I’m curious to see what new blogs you all find in this list.
Starting with my physically closest neighbor Lin, she writes Crazy Gone Native . Lin has been all over the world is a fascinating person. While Merida Mikey isn’t really nearby, he is one of my swim buddies from exercising in Lin’s pool. He write the aptly named Adventures of Merida Mikey. I love his diversion excursions.
Just a few blocks away live Debi and Tom, Tom has a blog called Tom’s Blog and until Debi started her own blog called Debi in Mérida she used to write in his. Nearby in San Sebastian, the Working Gringos live and publish Yucatan Living, which I think of as a website more than as a blog. It’s an incrediable resource for people who live here or are thinking of living here.
Just a few blocks away live Jonna and Mimi of Blah, Blah, Blah Ginger fame. Theoretically, Jonna and Mimi have settled down in Mérida after living in an RV for seven years. Their exquisitely remodeled home is as different from living in an RV as you can get.
Just little bit further north is MexiChica’s whose blog is delightfully titled Eight Suitcases, Two Kids and A Dream.
Across town you can find Beryl’s blog called Gorbman.com which also has information about her e-book. Beryl has had a home here since before Merida was even on any one’s radar so she has a unique perspective to share.
Paul the hammock man writes poetry and prose both on Hammock Musings from Mérida . William Lawson has consolidated his blogs into Lawson’s Yucatan , there you can find his political rants, “Not the News” and “The Casual Restaurant Critic“. I love his reviews and find them right on, and Not the News was really the first blog I ever read. I love his gritty no holds barred style.
Joanna Rosado has just started a blog, another amazing person who I would never have met if not for moving to the Yucatan. Her blog is called Writing from Mérida, and also contains information about her books, the Lifelong Learning Classes and a lot more. Her book “Tomando Agua from el Pozo” is a must read for future expats. I can see it as a mini-series starring Meryl Streep (am I the only person who thinks Joanna looks like Meryl?).
A couple of bloggers who are in the process of moving to Mérida are Debbie whose blog is named The Mérida Initiative and Susan who is Moving to Mérida. It’s great to read along as they find houses and now they are both remodeling them. Oh, a funny coincidence, Susan’s using my next door neighbor as her architect for the initial stuff. What a small world.
More blogs with Mérida in the title are Mérida Hideaway (an ongoing remodel with wonderful ideas ) and Pete y Lynn in Mérida. I read them both, Pete and Lynn have outstanding photos.
While Yucatán by Bicycle is about all of Yucatán, John and Jane live in Mérida and their most current post is about Mérida!
It’s time to update my blog roll, isn’t it? Did I miss anyone?

About Theresa

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Hi Debbie, Well, I am glad that you did find it! It’s amazing how many bloggers there are in Merida. Hopefully many of them will turn up in November for the blogger’s conference!

  2. How did I miss this post back in April? Thanks for the mention! I do love your blog and I have found that all these blogging voices made our own Merida adventure seem possible and not nearly so scary. It’s so great to find this far-flung community who share our passion/obsession about this corner of the world.

  3. Mexichica, I don’t know if being written about on my blog will make you famous, but when you are famous, it will make me look good for “discovering” you! thanks for stopping by.

  4. Yaaay! I’m famous! 😀
    Thanks for the mention. I love discovering new Merida blogs too. Great post!

    Saludos to all!

  5. Hi William! I’m so glad you liked the “gritty” description. There is a place for the “everything is paradise” blogs but IMHO the interesting ones (like yours and hopefully mine) are more realistic and less dewy eyed.

    Brent and Stan!
    This blog thing takes awhile to figure out. I usually put off maintenance things like the blog roll for as long as possible.
    Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.


  6. Hi Theresa,

    We haven’t yet met, but wanted to chime in and say thanks for the mention as well.

    Being relatively new to this, we are also working on updating our blog roll. Will be sure to add yours!

  7. Muchas gracias for the mention, Theresa! I particularly liked your description of gritty as I consider myself somewhat of anomaly among all these ‘ex-pat’ blogs. 🙂 Saludos to your BetterHalf as well!

  8. My pleasure R.Dreamer! I hope you had a nice Easter too.


  9. thanks for sharing! 🙂 Happy Easter!

  10. Leslie and Marie, you are both welcome, have fun!

    Paul, nice photos on that blog!

    Susan, you’re welcome! I will check out your recommendation!


  11. What a fun post, and thanks for the mention!

    I read this one too:


  12. Here’s another one for your list:


    It’s well written and gives another perspective on life in Merida.

  13. thanks for pointing me to all of these new blogs. marie

  14. I’m looking forward to reading all of the blogs you mentioned. I love Pete and Lynn’s blog, and I’m sure I’ll be updating my blogroll! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  15. Hi Joanna! When we did the Latin American Bloggers Meet and Greet it was great fun. We had bloggers from as far away as Mazatlan. There was chatter about the M&G being in San Miguel this year, but I haven’t heard anymore especially since I was gone for a month.

    La Dulce, I do that all the time, use “y” instead of “and” or “of” instead of “de”, I blame trying to think in two languages. Right now I am trying to stay awake so I can watch your husband and Bill Larson on tv 13 tonight at 11pm!

    GLoria, it’s amazing isn’t it? I didn’t even include the other bloggers in the rest of Mexico! then there are the bloggers outside of Mexico like you who I also read!|


  16. I think blogging is an experience that gives us all substance. Great post. Have a wonderful Easter.

  17. Theresa:
    Thanks for throwing in an English word in Joanna’s title. I did enjoy the book even though mine was de Pozo! 🙂

    Thanks to my hubby’s blogging I have met some of the same people and it has truly enriched my time in Merida. Keep up your excellent work.


  18. Theresa, you are a wealth of information… I never dreamed so many bloggers live in Merida. It would be fun for us to get together. Let’s talk about this-Joanna

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