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How things have changed

Living here close on eight years we’ve seen a lot of changes. Most of the changes have been superficial. Lots of clean up and sprucing up of the city, La Ermita, San Sebastián, La Plaza de La Independencia have all had face lifts. New stores have come in Pacsadeli comes to mind first, then Superama. Chedraui Itzaes (where we do the bulk of our shopping) got cleaned up when Bodega  Aurrera  opened a store on  Avenida Itzaes. Costco, Sam’s Club,Home and Office Depot  were already here before us. We remember when Gran Plaza Mall was the modern place to shop, now there’s City Center, Las Galerias and of course, Alta Brisa. I’m sure that I am leaving out some other mall but I don’t get out much. Star Medica arrived, so Clinica de Mérida got a face lift to compete with them. Mérida also is now home to the Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de la Península de Yucatán. Medical ...

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Why Mérida?

Someone sent me an email and asked me why Mérida. While I was answering her, I realized that it isn’t a simple answer. I love it here, I felt at home from the first time we came here. Now I will be the first to admit that I seldom have been somewhere on vacation without thinking “I could live here”. Especially,if I was on vacation for the rest of my life. Mérida is a beautiful city in some parts, a modern city in others and in parts it’s less than attractive. It’s a huge city, I think there are over a million people living here, and sometimes it feels like they are all driving at the same time or walking on the same streets. It’s a noisy city, not as noisy as some, it does get quiet at night. Most of the noises are the sounds of people living their lives. I hear horse clip clopping by, either the carriage ...

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