Saturday, September 26, 2009

TV preview

Looks like this is one of the houses that will be featured on an upcoming episode of that irritating and ubiquitous House Hunters International program. There has been much promotional buzz online about the show's return to Merida. Looks like this wasn't the chosen one, but it is an extreme example of how much you can do with those skinny colonial townhouses that are listed in their unimproved state for as little as $20,000 US.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Yolisto, my favourite discussion forum on life in the Yucatan, has been hopping lately with discussion of the Mexican government's decision to decriminalize possession of small amounts of drugs - not just marijuana but cocaine and heroin etc. as reported here in the NYT.
It was interesting to see the amount of support for the move from expatriate Americans and Canadians for the move.