Do Yucatan Peninsula Expats enjoy living out of the U.S.? How do Americans living in Yucatan fare? Kristine Ellingson describes 21 delightful, but challenging, years in a Mayan village married to a Mayan man in her book Tales from the Yucatan Jungle. In this video, she explains some of what she’s learned about the Mayan people from personal experience.
Kristine Ellingson learned cooking in a Mayan house during her marriage to a Mayan man and living in a Mayan village for over 20 years. In the video below, Kristine describes the traditional cooking hut used by her Mayan mother-in-law, Carmen, also explaining Carmen’s method of cooking in a Mayan house. – Continue reading
Tales from the Yucatan Jungle Video describes the true story of Tales from the Yucatan Jungle: Life in a Mayan Village. It’s a book that brings two worlds together and shares glimpses into a sacred, rich Mayan way of life.
Author Kristine Ellingson has been married now for over 20 years to a Mayan man. At the same time, she’s been living with him in a Mayan village. She shares her real life stories of love, pain, loss, and learning. Through her experiences, she discovers that taking a leap of faith can lead to a fuller and more adventurous life.
Twenty-one years living in Yucatan has given Kristine Ellingson a different opinion of safety in Yucatan Peninsula for women than the U.S. media leads us to believe. In this video excerpt of a interview with Kristine, she gives safety tips for women traveling alone in Yucatan.
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.
Kristine Ellingson tells her stories about life in Tales from the Yucatan Jungle. She describes how she needs to get away after a devastating marriage breakup, but she doesn’t lose heart.
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.
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.
Tales from the Yucatan Jungle book trailer shows the highlights from Kristine Ellingson’s book. It’s a story about her experiences when she leaves everything to live in a Mayan village. The book trailer, below, shows Ellingson’s transformation from a high-end jewelry designer in the U.S. to the wife of a Mayan man in Yucatan. She leaves everything for love.
Jumping Leaves, a GUEST BLOG from Kristine Ellingson, author, Tales from the Yucatan Jungle: Life in a Mayan Village: