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  • Cleaning Mangos
    Cleaning Mangos
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  • What time is it anyway in Izamal???
    What time is it anyway in Izamal???
    by RedEaredPanda
  • "YUCATAN TODAY" magazine FREE of charge
    by RedEaredPanda

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    Pick Up a Copy of "YUCATAN TODAY"

    by RedEaredPanda Updated Jun 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: As you arrive to Merida or any of the cities in the Yucatan Region in Mexico such as Valladolid or Izamal, you will benefit a lot from a magazine called "YUCATAN TODAY" which you can find at Tourist Information Centers or sometimes in the streets placed in magazine holders.

    This magazine is FREE of charge and lists local merchants as well as a list of events in the area and some maps of the city which come in very handy especially if you will be driving a car.

    The magazine also has a website you may want to visit bofore traveling to print out maps, get suggestions for things to do, places to visit and etc.. The website's address is www.yucatantoday.com

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    Local Guidence Not a Necessity but Helps

    by RedEaredPanda Updated Jun 18, 2005

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    What time is it anyway in Izamal???

    Favorite thing: Originally, we had preparted ourselves for a self guided tour of the city since we had read several tour books on the area and considered ourselves as know it all when we arrived to Izamal, the yellow city.

    Meeting Gabriel in the Convent House and using his knowledge of the area, where he was born and has lived all of his life turned out to be a great experience. He was a mild mannered soft spoken local who knew the area like the back of his hand... He helped walked with us through the streets and offered explanations, things we would have missed if we had not met him..

    Hence the point of the tip, if you arrive to the city and meet Gabriel, all the best!! But if you seem to run across a guide who speaks your language and can offer explanations for a nominal fee ( Gabriel never asked to be paid; we paid him at the end as we wished), please utilize your resource and we guarantee, you would see things not written in the tour books!!!

    What is in the picture is Gabriel using his finger to create a shadow telling the time of the hour based on lines carved on the stone by the mayans!!

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    Enjoying the local life in the streets

    by RedEaredPanda Updated Jun 18, 2005

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    Cleaning Mangos

    Favorite thing: Experiencing local life is one of the best free gifts one can get when traveling.. There is simply beauty in watching locals go about their every day life.. I am sure many of travelers will share the same view on this..

    We enjoyed watching this man peel mangos one by one on his bicycle as people walking by him would purchase and enjoy their fruit on a hot sunny day.

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