Jan 23, 2003, 1:00 PM
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Re: [gino] What is Chelem famous for?
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Don't forget jaranas!
Regarding 1840's: Probably that is why the rest
of Mexico often times labels yucatecos as separatistas! Like the
Vascos in Spain. The difference is the formers are peace loving
warm boxitos/as lindos/as hermosos/as!
Sounds more like Maaaaaré! What about fo, ni modos, voy a wishear?(sp?)
Regional yucatecan manjares such as mucbipollo, frijol con puerco y
sopa de lima! Don't forget those!
Semana Santa is Easter Sunday in (catholic) english norteamerica celebrated
as Domingo de Palmas in catholic LA if I'm not mistaken. I stand corrected
Passover is probably the best known of the Jewish holidays, mostly because
it ties in with Christian history (the Last Supper was apparently a Passover seder),
and because a lot of its observances have been reinterpreted by Christians as Messianic
and signs of Jesus. The primary observances of Passover are related to the Exodus from
Egypt after 400 years of slavery. The name "Passover" refers to the fact that God "passed over"
the houses of the Jews when he was slaying the firstborn of Egypt. So is written...
But I digress as usual but I blame it on the Xtabentúm on the rocks!
(A)dios y que le vaya bien
y disculpas por alejarme del tema!
Yes, I was born in Mérida (today's population: about 1 million people), the major commercial city in the Yucatan Península, three times separated from México in the 1840's, and completely different to the rest of México. Be careful on saying that Yucatecos and Mexicanos are the same people. We even have our own cuisine, traditions and Maya-mix words Mexicans don't use. In other words, we prefer to listen "trova and trios" than mexican mariachis; eat panuchos, salbutes and cochinita pibil rather than enchiladas, fajitas and all those things; we like to wear panama-style hats and say "mare!" to show excitement, etc...
There are salsa clubs and discos near the area of Progreso, BUT as far as I know, they only work during the summer and "Semana Santa y Pascua" like the Catholic church calls it (I think the English word is "passover" ?). However, I might be wrong and salsa clubs and discos near Progreso do work the whole year. Chelem is a great little town. Some changes since the 60's and 70's are: There are more beach houses along the coast before and after Chelem's downtown -we can say it remains unchanged, and the beach erosion really hit some of the houses located before Chelem's Downtown. I can't say the same for that part of the coast that extends as far as Chuburná and Sisal. Fewer beach houses there, but the same great beach and white sands.
If you come from Puerto Rico, I think you will probably miss the mountains. Yucatan is very flat, but wonderful caves and cenotes -subterranean rivers with cryistal waters- similar to Florida's springs, but not the same. There are some hills south and west of Mérida but that's all. :-)
(This post was edited by Carlos on Jan 23, 2003, 1:17 PM)