Izamal Local Customs

  • Yucatan bicycles
    Yucatan bicycles
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  • Ciudad Amarailla, Izamal, Mexico
    Ciudad Amarailla, Izamal, Mexico
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    The Yucatecan Bicycle

    by karenincalifornia Updated Jan 23, 2007

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    Yucatan bicycles

    These 3 wheeled bicycles are a very popular mode of transportation around the Yucatan. They are the reverse of a tricycle: on the Yucaecan bicycle, two wheels are in the front supporting a cart, and the third wheel is in the back. The deluxe version is powered by a motor scooter in the back.

    When I was researching Izamal on the internet, I read, "All the buildings are mustard colored. Even the bicycles are mustard colored." Isn't that remarkable, I thought? Well, after traveling throughout Yucatan State, we learned that these 3 wheeled bikes are mustard colored everywhere, not just in Izamal.

    They serve as all purpose vehicles. They are taxis, vendor carts, family carts. We saw entire families traveling around on a single bicycle, with the children piled into the cart. We even saw a man riding with his two goats in the front!

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    Yellow is Evident EVERYWHERE!!!

    by RedEaredPanda Updated Jun 18, 2005

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    Ciudad Amarailla, Izamal, Mexico

    As I were taking a picture of this street scene to demonstrate the yellow walls of the street, I noticed not only the truck was colored yellow but the scooter the man is driving is also yellow.. And is he wearing a yellow shirt as well??

    To say the least, everything is this city is colored yellow.. Weather it be the color of the sun or be it the color of corn so valued by the Mayans hundreds of years ago, the color is vibrant and very vivid in the streets of Izamal today. It is a beautiful scene.

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