BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – LOAFERS, LOUNGING AND BARS, STUDIO 54? BLACK SKIMMER

Black Skimmer, Rynchops niger, Rayador Americano (Spanish).   PHOTO: Cherie Pittillo From a distance, distinctive black-and-white plumed birds lounging on a sand bar contrast with their family cousins, the gulls and terns, loafing with them. Both sexes of the Black Skimmer wear the same tuxedo colors but males are larger. Plus during non-breeding More...

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By Alex On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – DIVERSE BUT FAMILIAR

Although I traveled on a different continent to a country almost the same size as the United States, less Alaska, I saw many wildlife species that reminded me of the Yucatan or Mexico during my two week stay in More...

By Alex On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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Cancun – Manchester flight forced to make emergency landing in Canada

A flight from Cancun to Manchester, England was forced to make an emergency landing in Canada to eject a disruptive passenger, in an incident that took place 10 days ago. The TUI Airways flight diverted to Gander More...

By Alex On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – MY JAGUAR JOURNEY, PART 3 OF 3

Jaguar, Panthera onca, El Jaguar (Spanish), Balam (Mayan), Onça (Brazilian Portuguese)   Jaguar, Panthera onca   DE-TAILS AND OTHER ACCESSORIES   After the surprise and awe of photographing my first More...

By Alex On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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Indigenous candidate “Marychuy” draws surprising support in Mexico

OVENTIC, Mexico –  This is what a grass-roots campaign looks like in a country where politics has always been dominated by big spending, corrupt politicians. First of all, almost nobody calls Maria de Jesus Patricio More...

By Alex On Saturday, October 21st, 2017
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RMT Infographic: “Día de Muertos”

One of Mexico’s most iconic annual events is coming at the end of October: Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Here’s a RMT Infographic to help you understand and appreciate this fantastical celebration More...

By Alex On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Off-property in Playa del Carmen

For those who might get some claustrophobia while spending their vacations entirely within the confines of their “All Inclusive” resort, one of the benefits of staying at a property in or around Playa More...

By Alex On Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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Potassium in avocado and bananas may prevent heart disease

According to Newsweek, a new study might just validate your avocado toast addiction. Potassium, contained in avocados and also bananas, could help prevent and treat heart disease. Arteries can stiffen as we age, More...

By Alex On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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Cancun airport’s new 4th terminal will open Oct. 10

The new terminal will be able to handle up to 9 million additional passengers…. CANCUN — After two years and an investment of nearly 2.5 billion pesos, on Tuesday, October 10, President Enrique Peña More...

By Alex On Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Yucatecan hackers create cutting edge Artificial Intelligence

Meet Merida’s Vanguards: Exposé 2 — Israel Cauich Viñas of SoldAI… This is the second interview in my series: Meet Merida´s Vanguards where we feature exceptional people of Merida who through their More...