Yucatan Peninsula True Love Story

The Yucatan Peninsula true love story in real life tells how Kristine Ellingson met and married a Mayan man. The story includes her adventures in adjusting to a new home in a Mayan village near the archaeological ruins of Uxmal.

Sometimes, you can learn a lot about a region and its people through reading stories about people’s lives in that place. Tales from the Yucatan Jungle: Life in a Mayan Village tells a story. Plus, you also learn about how the Maya live in rural areas of the State of Yucatan.

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Safety in Yucatan Peninsula Compared with U.S.

Having lived in Yucatan for 21 years, Kristine Ellingson understands safety in Yucatan Peninsula compared with the U.S. In this video, she describes her Mayan husband Santiago’s experiences while guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in the United States. Then, she compares his experiences with the life they know in Yucatan. You’ll be surprised at her conclusions.

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Safety in Yucatan

One of the first questions people ask before they go to Yucatan is, “Is it safe to travel in Yucatan?” In this video, Yucatan resident Kristine Ellingson describes her experiences with safety in Yucatan. She includes what she calls, “Checkpoint Charlie,” the Yucatan Military Checkpoints, as well as rifle-toting Mayan farmers, and the general paranoia most Americans feel about safety in Yucatan.

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Black Bean Delight!

Black Bean Delight: Food really  is quite amazing. And culture around food is fascinating. Our recent trip to Yucatan this November rejuvenated my love of food…most specifically Yucatecan food.

 I am anything but a foody. When asked the question: Would you rather watch an amazing sunset or eat a delicious meal?” I will always hands-down choose to watch a sunset. This is somewhat intriguing to me since I have a fast metabolism and when I don’t eat I literally stop functioning. Some people very close to me even might say I get nasty and short and illogical. I would have to agree with them (him).
But today, I really want to share the gratitude I have for black beans. Yes, that’s right, that’s what I said. Black beans. The more you eat, the more you toot. Those ones.
Why black beans, you might ask?

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