Meet the “Volkspod” Scooter, created using old Volkswagen Beetle fenders

It doesn’t take a car enthusiast to recognize the iconic Volkswagen Beetle. Over 21 million of these adorable little cars were made since production started back in 1938 and the last one rolled off the assembly line back in 2003, meaning the car remained in production for a whopping 65 years! Inspired by the timeless design of the car, builder Brent More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Concha-Burger: The Ultimate Mexican-American Food Mashup

The burger, shake, and fries are enduring icons of American cuisine. This greasy, calorie-laden food is the stuff of American folklore. Integral to the iconography of the U.S. of A., burgers are the perfect meal More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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10 Quick Tips to Help Students Find Their First Job

Young students often want to be financially independent and start their career path as soon as possible. In many ways, this is the right point of view. While others are busy surfing social media, pulling all-nighters More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, November 11th, 2019
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9 Mexican wine brands you should try

Most people are familiar with French and California wines. Oenophiles will rave about Italian and Spanish wines. Chile is known for its cheap, but very delicious wines. And Mexico? Yes. Mexico makes great wines, More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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The historical figure of “La Malinche” a character shrouded in myth

Malinche’s story can be interpreted in different ways. She has been known as the mother of Mexico, and even Mexico’s Eve (the son she had with Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés was likely the first More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – THANKS GIVINGS FOR NATURE’S GIFTS IN THE YUCATAN AND PANAMA, PART 1 of 2

Every November my monthly column features birds and their roles in nature in appreciation for support of humans from serving as pollinators to scavengers. For 2019, photos illustrate birds and other wildlife in More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, October 25th, 2019
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Paseo de la Ánimas by the Sea in the port of Progreso, Yucatán

Everything is ready for the celebration of “Hanal Pixan” (Day of the Dead) in Progreso, Yucatán.     MAP OF PROGRESO’S DAY OF THE DEAD ATTRACTIONS ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 25th AT 6:30 PM, More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, October 21st, 2019
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Festival del Pulpo 2019 in Río Lagartos… a huge success!

Given the important tourism potential of Río Lagartos and its surroundings, especially in the field of Ecological Tourism, the second edition of the Annual Octopus Festival was held with great success in this port. Governor More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, October 21st, 2019
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“La Catrina:” Mexican representation of Death

According to El Universal,  the “Día de Muertos” in Mexico has become one of the most iconic festivities of this country and has even managed to cross borders and oceans – most prominently – in the figure More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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It’s October and Pib is coming to town!

One traditional cooking method in Yucatan, an ancient form of food preparation common to many cultures, is what the Maya call the “pib,” or earth oven. In fact, food cooked in this manner in Yucatán usually More...