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Ruined Part I: In Search of a Family in Yaxachen — By Jennifer Shipp
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Ruined Part I: In Search of a Family in Yaxachen — By Jennifer Shipp



We’ve seen Chichen Itza and Uxmal. We’ve even been to Palenque. We saw so many ruins in the Yucatan last year that it’s hard to remember which one was which.  Every morning we go jogging along the beach in Progreso. We’ve had plenty of sun and sand. We were going to go get SCUBA certified until Lydian caught an awful cold on this trip. So last weekend we had to be creative to come up ...
If Eddie Vedder Were the Vegetable Man: In Search of a Curandero in the Yucatan — By Jennifer Shipp
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If Eddie Vedder Were the Vegetable Man: In Search of a Curandero in the Yucatan — By Jennifer Shipp

Enrique left Cuba because of communism. He came here for better opportunities. He is not remotely strange. He didn’t shake any rattling objects at Lydian or blow smoke on her. Sadly, there was no chanting. But according to some residents of Progreso, Enrique is a curandero. A witch. Maybe I missed a crucial piece of evidence that he dabbles in the dark arts, but the portly fellow we spoke to who wore a polo ...
Wrought Iron Breasts and Cats Traversing Rooftops in Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp
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Wrought Iron Breasts and Cats Traversing Rooftops in Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp

I’m eating dates. That’s my snack of choice right now. Though they satisfy my hunger, they leave me emotionally unsatisfied. Perhaps I should have some peanut butter. Alas, there is no chocolate here that's edible for vegans. No bread. No jelly. And damn, I’m hungry.Lydian is finally feeling better. I can tell because she’s upstairs playing her guitar. A few days ago, I knew that she was still sick ...
Like We Never Left: Progreso, Mexico– By Jennifer Shipp
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Like We Never Left: Progreso, Mexico– By Jennifer Shipp

I was afraid of returning to Progreso for fear that we would merely have a repeat experience of last year, God forbid. Not to say that last year was bad. It wasn’t. On the contrary, I really loved Progreso, but I just don’t want to be bored or puss out when grander travel experiences beckon. Needless to say, on our trip this year to this little city in the Yucatan, I’ve been surprised by many things.We ...
The Progreso, Yucatan Vacation Rental Part I — By Jennifer Shipp
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The Progreso, Yucatan Vacation Rental Part I — By Jennifer Shipp

This morning we set out from Cancun to Progreso, Yucatan. Our first and primary goal when we arrived was to find a rental property in Progreso for our five weeks here. The first vacation rental that we ever rented was in Progreso, Yucatan in 2011. It was called the "Casa Sol Mar" and it was owned by a family, half of which resided in Canada, the other in the UK. We learned from the time spent living in that ...
Going South: In Search of Enlightenment or at Least a Good Story — By Jennifer Shipp
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Going South: In Search of Enlightenment or at Least a Good Story — By Jennifer Shipp

Whenever I glimpse my own craziness or frivolous behaviors, I start referencing various religious perspectives to justify my behavior. What would the Christians say? Well, it’s Christmas so I suppose if I were truly good or godly or whatever and not just another everyday Jane trying to cope with the grim realities of life on earth, I would probably give the money from our flight to Mexico to some poorer, ...
How We Ended up in Progreso, Yucatan… Again — By Jennifer Shipp
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How We Ended up in Progreso, Yucatan… Again — By Jennifer Shipp

Yesterday we were on our way to Guatemala. Today, we’re going to Mexico. Actually, yesterday we were going to be passing through Mexico. Tickets to Cancun were cheap even on the 17th of December. But we had intended to continue on from Cancun to Guatemala via land travel. Our trip to Mexico was concocted one afternoon as we lamented the darkness and the cold in Nebraska. We considered the idea that we were ...
Day 2 in Progreso, Yucatan: A Variety of Happenings that Probably Don’t Go Together at All — By Lydian Shipp
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Day 2 in Progreso, Yucatan: A Variety of Happenings that Probably Don’t Go Together at All — By Lydian Shipp

So we haven’t moved into our vacation rental in Progreso quite yet. Supposedly, the place will be ready at five o’clock tonight, but we’ll see if we actually get there. We learned today that the place that we’ll be staying will not have internet until January 4th, which I think is probably acceptable because we have other places that we can go for internet, like the café that we’re sitting at right now. ...
Vacation Rental Problems in Progreso, Mexico — By Lydian Shipp
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Vacation Rental Problems in Progreso, Mexico — By Lydian Shipp

We officially came back to Mexico, and then finally decided two nights ago that we were going to stay in Progreso (the same city we stayed in last year). I like Progreso. I liked it the last time we came here too, but it’s changed since we last visited. There are a lot of things that I didn’t notice the last time we came here. For instance, the little walkway along the beach was under construction last ...
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