MERIDA – Why are expats flocking here?!?

MERIDA – Why are expats flocking here?!?


What is up Tangerineys! If you
recognize where I’m standing right now It is because it’s the very
well-known paseo de montejo in Merida. The very highly-recommended city,
expats come here, it’s touted as at the safest place in Mexico. So we’re going to
check out the city today and see what it has to offer. And you might notice that
there’s a lot of traffic behind us right now, but tomorrow, it’s going to be
completely clear for bikes, skateboards, people walking dogs, to have free rein of
the road. So, that’s more like it. So this is what, in merida, is called paseo
recreativo. And as you can see, bikes, walking, dogs. We’re gonna enjoy this a very beautiful
Sunday morning. It is like 75 degrees I think, maybe heading out 80 today. Quite
nice! So if you’ve watched our previous videos, you
know we love doing this in any city that has it. It seems like most of the big
Mexican cities like Guadalajara, Puebla, here, Morelia, Morelia. Pretty much all of them have it on Sunday, and it happens every Sunday from around 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
depending on the place. So this is just a great time to like go out, and walk
around, meet people, pet dogs. [Laughter] That’s my favorite part, anyway. And Laska’s
favorite part is that she gets to smell all the smells, and eat all the trash on
the ground, and get into trouble. Do you want to be Laska the pink nosed reindog? Santa’s Little Helper? [Laughter] Laska the pink nose reindog. [Laughter] So one thing we really liked about this here, is that there were so many different kinds of bikes
available for rent. Tandem bikes in various ways – like sitting next to each
other, or in front and back, with shade above you. Like tricycle, adult tricycle
types. Yeah that was really cool! Maddie, I have a question for you, what is
this? Cute! [Laughter] I noticed an interesting similarity
between here and where we lived for a while in Guadalajara. Off of Avenida Vallarta in Guadalajara, that’s where every Sunday they would close down the roads,
and you could bike, walk, ride your bike, walk your dog, whatever. Bike, walk, ride your bike? Yes, exactly. [Laughter] Lining Avenida Vallarta are a bunch of mansions. That’s where a lot of
the money was back in the day. Well here, on the same street where they close down
every Sunday, there’s a bunch of old mansions. Like this one! So it wasn’t long before Jordan found
himself a giant liter of fresh-squeezed juice for 45 pesos. One of
the great joys of being in Mexico is that this is an affordable thing that
you can buy even on a fancy-pants street like Paseo de Montejo. [Laughter] How does it taste? Really good, and I actually like even better that this isn’t squeezed
juice. It’s like a smoothie of a whole bunch of vegetables and fruits blended
all together so you, have all the fiber? Don’t lose all the nutrients. Yeah, and fiber slows down
the absorption of sugar, which is better than drinking just straight-up juice.
Sure. Come on a date with me. [Laughter] Oh, I got a cute one! This is one
mansion that’s currently for rent on Paseo de montejo. One of our friends in
Guadalajara used to live in one of those mansions, and it was haunted. So, if you
rent this place, you might be hanging out with some other spirits. Also, on this road, along with tons of coffee shops, and restaurants, and banks, there’s this
Walmart here that’s pretty hidden away. I actually thought, with the design of the
outside, that it was a museum or something. [Laughter] And before we forget, where
have we been for a while? Well, I was recovering from being sick after san
cristobal de las casas, and immediately after getting sick, we had to
drive long day of driving to get to Villahermosa. We only spent one night there,
and then had another long day of driving to get to, where did we go?
Campeche. Campeche. It wasn’t that long. I mean long for being sick, so It did not help me get better, at all. So then once we got to Merida, we needed to like chill for a little bit. And then also, I was
feeling like I needed a break because of some intense trolling that we got on
Facebook. And so, I was sort of reconsidering all my life decisions that led us up to
that point. But once we were finally ready to start making videos again, for a
few days straight, it was like hurricane windy here in Merida. Like really, really
bad! And one flaw that this camera has is that it picks up wind noise like crazy,
even with the wind reduction, and There’s no muff or anything that we
could put on it to protect it from that. There’s just nothing made that we could
buy. We can work with a breeze but hurricane-force winds… It would just,
it would be annoying, and the audio would sound terrible. So now, we are seriously
looking into investing in some external microphones, so if anyone has any
thoughts on that or anything they recommend, let us know in the comments.
Because we’re always looking for ways we can improve our videos, and
this would be a huge one! We were told that all the parks in mérida have free Wi-Fi,
and I noticed there was a free Wi-Fi sign here along Paseo de montejo as well.
But it seems like Internet is super fast here! I see signs for speeds up to 200
megabytes per second or 500, so if you’re looking for a fast internet, they got you
covered! I do imagine that this is the most wealthy area of all of Merida. But
this is also the cleanest, most well-kept, and nicest area of merida that we’ve
seen. Of the places in the city that we’ve seen, this is where I’d want to
live here. I imagine if it’s anything like in the other big cities we’ve seen,
there’s some very wealthy neighborhoods around. Good afternoon. So we just took a, about 20 minute Uber
to Plaza Uptown Merida. This really nice-looking mall. It has like a Best Buy, and this theater here, Which we’re gonna see of the Grinch in
total holiday spirit. In Total Spanish. In total Spanish! Our
second ever Spanish movie in the theater. Usually, we try to see the English ones
with Spanish subtitles. But anyway, on the way here, we wanted to share… Like if
you’re looking into Merida, some of the nicest, most clean, and newer
neighborhoods that we’ve seen in the city so far are around Paseo de montejo. And north and east of there. Where we’re staying right now is the Centro Historico
area. So it’s much more aged, historic obviously. A little rough around the
edges, Lots more trash. But in the meantime, we
are going to our first ever upscale Mexican movie theater, Cinemex. And if you get that reference, you’re a true, true Tangeriney! This is a Cinemex premium. I
believe there’s three levels of Cinemex: Cinemex regular, Cinemex premium, and then Cinemex Platinum or something, or Platino. And these tickets were 79 pesos
each. And I think they’re going to be nice reclining seats but we’ll see what
they’re like when we get in there. So what did you think of this theater,
Cinemex versus Cinepolis, which we always go to Cinepolis. Well, it’s hard
to compare, because we’ve been to Cinepolis, like the standard version, many
many times, and the VIP once. But this it’s like a step above Cinepolis standard
because you have the nicer seats. They don’t recline, you don’t have service at
your seat. But they are bigger and nicer than regular movie theater seats. And
pretty reasonably priced, 79 pesos a person. What did you think of the Grinch
in Español? Well, I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to follow
along for most of it. But I didn’t understand every single word. Pretty good movie though. How about you? I thought that was a super cute movie! And I agree
with everything you said about the theater. So we were looking to go to this
delicious place called Chaya Maya, which we’ve now had for breakfast and dinner.
And if there was one restaurant that I would recommend, it would be that
one. But, it literally had a line out the door, so we did not want to wait like two
hours for a table. Not today! Not today! We were meandering around. It’s a little before 5 p.m. and found this
restaurant called Coyote Maya. Chaya Maya to Coyote Maya. [Laughter] It turns out that, in this city, a lot of the restaurants have weird
hours. Like they’re all closed from like four to six or seven. Or some don’t open
until six or seven. So it’s tough to find a restaurant around this time of day. But
this looks pretty good, So we’re gonna check it out. One thing
that’s pretty unique to maybe the Yucatan but, this is the
first time we’ve seen it here in Merida, Is Chaya and Chaya Tea specifically. Well
actually, we saw Chaya the first time in Tulum. So maybe it’s like a Yucatan
thing. But they make this green tea. Tea, Juice, I’m messing all of this up! First of
all, we’re in the Yucatan Peninsula, not the Yucatan. I always want to I
abbreviate it that way but apparently that’s not correct. Second of all, Chaya
is like a leaf, leaf-like vegetable, Similar to spinach but with the taste of
basil. Here, they make it into an agua fresca type deal. This one, what do you
think of it? It makes me feel like I’m drinking something healthy. It’s still good but it
has lots of leafy essence. [Laughter] Leafy essence. [Laughter] Well you have a little bit of leafy essence in your
teeth, so… [Laughter] What did you get for dinner? A Tamarindo chicken and it was 170 pesos. How about you? I got a chaya salad and it was 125 pesos. No meat or anything, so… I thought you got the Mayan salad? A Mayan Chaya salad. It had Chaya Leafs on it. Oh, okay. [Laughter] The prices are notably higher in this city, I think. And I don’t know if
that’s something I should have expected or not being in the Yucatan Peninsula. They’re lower then place like Cancun or Playa del Carmen, but higher than most
cities in Mexico. Yeah. But anyway, that wraps up our day for today. We’re going
to head home and see you tomorrow. We are currently in Cafe Riqueza? Cafe Riqueza. Which we have found, it’s some of the best coffee we’ve tried in the whole city
with really good prices as well. So we’re kicking off the day here. We’re at this brand-new place in Mérida
called Paseo Sesenta. Or Paseo 60. [Applause] Wow, that was a great speech, Jordan! Everyone’s applauding you! [Laughter] No, it’s probably the live music. The live Christmas music. Yay! Christmas Music! [Laughter] She has been wanting her Christmas music so badly! No one is playing Christmas music, it makes me a little sad. But anyway, there’s a few restaurants in here right now. More are
coming in. But they’re all high fine dining restaurants. High? Classy fine-dining restaurants. Very, very classy. Great ambiance, cool live
music, fountains. This fountain over top of the escalators up from a parking
garage, I mean it’s like fancy! I’m surprised they let us in this place. [Laughter] This place is more expensive than what we’re used to eating. But for example, Maddie
found about the cheapest salad she could Here, and it was 95 pesos. And I
got a really good wok thing with like rice, and chicken, and various stuff for 140 pesos. So the prices could be worse. And it was really good
food, and this is a great ambiance! Especially since there’s gonna be more
restaurants very soon and a hotel that’s gonna open up. Especially considering
there’s gonna be more restaurants very soon, and there’s a hotel that’s going to be opening up. [Laughter] We have some exciting stuff coming up for you guys, like a Red Lake with flamingos. So
be sure to subscribe to our channel so you see those, and! Ow! Oh God. I pulled my leg. GONG THAT BELL! So you get notified the next time we put out a new video about This pink shit, I mean this pink stuff. [Laughter] And we’ll see you there.

100 Comments

  1. Tangerine Travels says:

    Mérida is a city with some of the most polarizing opinions we've seen. For many, it's their favorite place in the world. For others, you couldn't pay them to go back there. Any guesses as to why this is?

  2. Reiki on the Run says:

    Hey guys! I'm in PV, but I'm finding it quite expensive. Any suggestions where we should try next that we might find less expensive housing? Glad you are done being sick! If we ever cross cities, I'd love to give you a Reiki/sound therapy session. You'd love it! Peace.

  3. Mark Schroeder says:

    When I'm in Merida I love to stay at the Hotel Trinidad. It's funky, half art gallery, half hotel, full of tropical plants and antiques, picasso-esque paintings right on the plaster walls and a chandelier in the shower! Check it out.

  4. Peter Glasser says:

    We love your videos. My fiancé and I are coming to Merida on the 16th for a few weeks. Then we are going to Ajijic for the 6th time. In one of your videos you mentioned you are dealing we Mercury poisoning. I was in the National health field before retiring. There are a few products that will pull mercury out of your body. Source natural makes a product called Cilantro Metal Detox with Chlrello. Another product is Mercury Detox by Integrative Therapeutics. One more is Liddell Homeopathic Detox Metals Spray. I hope these will help as Mercury poisoning can be very serious as you probably know. Best of Health to you both and be safe.

  5. Piroska Kirika says:

    Could you tell me where is good dentist and cheap price? I saw you recommend once where you had cleaning done I think, but now I can't find it in the many videos you have. Would appreciate if you could tell me. thanx.

  6. Miguel Polanco says:

    trye marquesitas 🙂

  7. Virginia CalderonE says:

    Hay linda si este año estas en México te invito pongas atención en algún colegio o es uela primaria y asistas a cualquier festival navideño son de los más lindos y emotivos y entonces si escucharas mucha música navidena

  8. Virginia CalderonE says:

    También en algunos centros culturales de cada ciudad se realizan muchos eventos al respecto

  9. Jorge García Alonso says:

    Interesting video congratulations. I think you guys should try to learn some Spanish. When you went to Cinemex and said you don’t understood a single word you even look proud of it. Try is not so difficult. Good luck.

  10. HamiltonRb says:

    Put zero thought into the anonymous trolls on any social media, because they are the same losers that write on a bathroom stall wall. They like to pretend they are pit bulls but behind the computer they are just poodles

  11. el trancanabis says:

    My city❤

  12. Ken Turner says:

    Trash everywhere

  13. jessi330 says:

    Jugos is juices, licuados is smoothies.

  14. Emilio Galan says:

    I just want to thank you guys. I've been living in the US for a while and watching your videos is a way to stay connected with my beloved Mexico. Keep having fun 🙂

  15. Sarah K says:

    Merida has no more trash that any other Mexican city for sure. I've lived here 3 years and I think it is quite clean to be honest. I'd rather walk down the street and step over a coke bottle than a homeless person like most US cities. The reason trash bags are on the street is because that's how the trash is collected. In Centro, trash is picked up mostly daily. Sure, it's not the best look but that's how it's done here. It's a beautiful city with world class restaurants and a stash of amazing malls (for those who want a bit of the US) not to mention the stunning architecture. As for prices, Merida is dirt cheap compared to most US/Canadian cities. I can have an amazing sushi meal for $20 for my family. Anyway, each to their own…

  16. Won Santiago says:

    I think that they are great for opening the roads like that .

  17. HideoColima All says:

    Looks like a good place to live! What about the job? How is the tourist?

  18. HideoColima All says:

    About the movies you should go to watch it in the first week because after that they quit the subtitles version to put the Spanish version for kids.

  19. Hector Gonzalez says:

    Im there for work im from Mexico City, but I notice a lot of garbage too, the streets near to the downtown were really dirty I hate that, and the freaking weather i canot stand it. In the other hand the people is awesome.

  20. Jim Nichols says:

    I bet all your immigration papers are in order…..

  21. warrcc c says:

    1:57 is Palacio Canton, a former Governor residence, now is Museo Regional de Antropología de Yucatan.

  22. Elizabeth Fox says:

    Ritorical question I'm sure but is it affordable?? 😊

  23. Valerie Angell says:

    I’m so sorry that some trolls bothered you.You are wonderful people.

  24. Michael McNair says:

    I have always wondered why is an American who moves to Mexico with no plans to return to the U.S.A. called an "expat" while a Mexican who moves to the United States with no plans to return to Mexico is often referred to as an "immigrant"?

  25. jesus galvez says:

    A love yout videos miss gringaken!

  26. Camilla González Vasquez says:

    What happened to merida? I used to live there and that place used to be super clean, feel so sad that nobody is doing something about! Hope it gets better, 'cause Merida is a great state.

  27. Nigel Manx says:

    question for you guys; what do you use for cell phone service while outside of usa?

  28. Liz Holmes says:

    I am so glad I stumbled upon you guys while researching for my trip to Merida next week! You have taught me so much about the area and the customs! I can't thank you enough!

  29. Bada Boom says:

    I always need to know if internet is stable. I need to make a living

  30. Fca s says:

    looks dirty

  31. Just For Fun says:

    Maddie and Jordan – I LOVE your videos!! Don't let the "haters" get you down. I've found it best to just ignore them completely. Safe travels! I'm having fun vicariously traveling with the two of you!

    Out of curiosity, have you considered checking out any other Latin American countries? Mexico is fascinating, but I'm also looking at places like Ecuador, Chil, Peru and Panama.

    FYI – "Chai" is the Indian word for "tea". But I think when you used the expression "Chia", it was in reference to another type of drink or a salad. Not sure?? lol!

  32. MrTruthAddict says:

    Fuck the trolls. I'm not enjoying your vids. We are considering moving to Mexico too. Sick of the bullshit in the US.

  33. Mark Rodriguez says:

    WHERE WAS THE SAFEST PLACE IN MEXICO?IF YOU WERE ME 50 YRS OLD.IM RETIRED ALREADY.OWN MY OWN COMPANY.WHERE WOULD YOU RETIRE IN MX???

  34. erik lopez says:

    If your are in Mexico, you should taste the coffe "a una cuadra del cielo" (just one street from heaven) from finca Harmburgo, in Chiapas. Greetings from France.

  35. N Stone says:

    I do a carnivorous diet. How easy would that be in Mexico?

  36. Mike Poznanovich says:

    For Mexico it looks nice but I would never go to Mexico now

  37. Michael Dubrow says:

    I'm glad to hear you're planning to upgrade your audio. I love your guys' work, but the audio is the weak link. Among other hats I wear at our company, I run the corporate video dept. and would be happy to discuss some reasonable mic solutions for you.

  38. Michael Dubrow says:

    As I mentioned in a previous note to you, my wife and I are moving to San Miguel de Allende soon (in April). If you guys are ever planning to pass through town, let's meet for margaritas and I can show you some nice tricks. (I don't sell gear, but I'm happy to provide some courtesy input.)

  39. Michael Dubrow says:

    I need to know what kind of camera(s) you use. Is it mostly iPhone type selfie videos? Do you have a better camera also? How about a fluid head tripod for B roll shots? I also notice some drone flying, also.

  40. English Muffin says:

    All the trash on the ground? Really? Horrible. What is wrong with people to allow this?

  41. Fantiniastic says:

    So sorry people troll you guys. I love you and your videos – I am more and more interested in travelling Mexico and your videos are entertaining and insightful. I appreciate you!

  42. Walter Gordon Rigby says:

    I enjoy your videos…be advised the Fahrenheit measurement system is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. 75 is close to boiling (100C)

  43. Joey Garcia says:

    You guys seem extra happy in that last eating restaurant review.

  44. George Miranda says:

    Do not generalize that every person that lives in Merida is filthy person. Be careful how you express yourself because you might be offending some people that we are from there. Every place you visit has clean places and other dirty ones. It's not something I'm proud of, mainly the posts are where there's a lot of trash and the government should do something about it. I used to live in L.A. downtown area was very dirty but does not mean every person from L.A. is like that and every place is like that. Chaya is delicious, I used to pick up that in our patio where we have several plants and cook Chaya con Huevos. Chaya with eggs; however I don't recall trying that as a tea.

  45. George Miranda says:

    En los pueblos es donde esta la comida Authentica no los restaurantes que son mas comercializados y grandes. Los puestos que tiene negocios pequenos.

  46. George Miranda says:

    Have you been in Izamal, Yucatan?

  47. Gregory Pech says:

    The best movie theaters are the Cinapolis 4dx. Moving chairs and effects in the theater.. amazing. There is one in Cancun you can go too. Also you probably have already noticed the food is amazing and many flavors of popcorn at the theaters.

  48. Go Segoman says:

    Nice Job, keep up the
    nice job, dont mind the haters, good stuff..

  49. Consciousness Growth and Healing says:

    Great job on the video. I like the way you capture slices of visuals of the city. It really gives me a good idea of how the place looks. Also your commentary is very informative as well. Thanks for doing these vids.

  50. Lakeviewguestranch says:

    Stay authentic and keep filming. Never can please everybody.

  51. bgregg55 says:

    I would imagine anywhere that expats congregate will have higher prices. Which is one reason why I wish to avoid them.

  52. Cynthia Varela says:

    Pro tip: NO LOCAL EVERRR goes to La Chaya Maya LOL it's trash compared to real, on the street authentic Merida food.

  53. Lisa Swetz says:

    Just a word of advice. I am not trying to be ugly it is just the truth. I lived over seas in the PI for 3 years and I ate food off base against advice. When I came back from the states one night I noticed blood in my stool. Well off to the ER I went. 3 hours later after they took my stool sample, a Doctor came in and said , "Have you been in the South Pacific lately?" Well yes, How did you know ? He said you have parasites that are only there! He gave me antibiotics and I got better but if it wasn't for the blood I would have never known. About every 3 months you should go get checked out. Just wanted to let you know about this.Good luck!!

  54. LAURO KALIMAM says:

    Why would someone dislikes info videos that's just dumb those haters are mad cause they can't travel and.. Why gringos hahaah are traveling to Mexico

  55. Steve says:

    I really love your videos. We have been thinking very seriously about visiting Merida because we heard so many great things about the city. Unfortunately, I was a bit turned off by all the trash that appeared near the roads. I think we might have to reconsider this decision now, and find another Mexican city that might be a bit cleaner. I sure hope they can get the city cleaned up in the future because I know there's a lot of great people and interesting things to see.

  56. Jan Doherty says:

    I love your helpful information. We will be going to Merida in July and I’m really excited about it. Please don’t let the hate mongers get you down. I feel sorry for them they must have a miserable life that’s all I can figure. Your videos are great keep up the good work

  57. Ezequiel Dominguez says:

    Es una mierda. Basura y gente en las banquetas no se si pidiendo limosna o relajándose.

  58. Maru Illescas says:

    Ya veo que fueron a Mérida. Bien por ustedes. ¿Visitaron la casa-Museo Montes Molina? La dueña, que vive allí cuando está en Yucatán, decidió abrir su casa como museo para que el mundo disfrute de esta maravilla de México, pues ella la heredó de su abuelo. Todo lo que hay es original, muebles, cuadros, muñecas, libros… Es increíble! Www.laquintamm.com

  59. Napolian Solo says:

    I've been watching videos about moving to Mexico, but until I watched this one the best reason hadn't occurred to me. I love Mexican food! Real Mexican not Taco Bell stuff. Don't let the internet trolls get to you, they can't stand anyone being happy.

  60. fierrote says:

    Expats stop moving to Mexico to retire.

  61. Kevin Cott says:

    Merida is a great city but, in the "Centro" their is some places that are very dirty like the "mercado"area. The bus service is horrible because those buses contaminate every single corner of the city. A lot of the colonial building walls are grey close to dark because the fumes coming out from the buses. I am an architect and I ride my bicycle in the city everyday to go to the job site and I see this contamination and garbage every single day. I do not want to say that everyone but, the bast majority of the people throw the garbage everywhere and some guys blows their noses at the same time that they are walking, in the air, disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lack of personal hygiene and education.

  62. O C says:

    Omg! Couldn't believe the trash in the streets and sidewalks, cannot stand dirty people, in some countries one gets a fine if caught throwing trash maybe they should do the same in Merida to keep the streets clean.

  63. The one whom Jesus loves says:

    No matter what you do, or where you go, or who you are, the haters and trolls are everywhere…just ignore them unless it's dangerous or they are threatening you. Don't let that go, you can report them.

  64. Lu Quezada says:

    I just told the hub whose from Guadalajara I want to experience Merida. He said it’s beautiful there. PS don’t let the trolls get to you. You guys just keep doing your thing! We live in Phoenix and enjoy your energy and informative videos! 💯

  65. Happy Skye says:

    Oh how I miss my Chaya!!!
    Wondering if you will ever visit progreso?

  66. Carlos says:

    Those newer eating uppity places north of Merida are fine to visit as a tourist. However one very popular place restaurant to enjoy tipical Yucateco food to visit at least once in Centro is posted below.

    La Chaya Maya

    Calle 57 y 62, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
    +52 999 928 4780

    https://g.co/kgs/sQjsuQ

  67. teresa copson says:

    Screw the trolls! You guys are sweet and adorable and your channel is super informative and helpful for those of us planning the move to Mexico!😘

  68. Livello 100 says:

    There you go! A place kept quite clean, very safe, with fast internet. Looks like I've found my place 😁 Thanks, guys!

  69. mike Iva 3 says:

    I don’t know if you’ve tried fresh squeezed tangerine juice, but after you do , you’ll never go back to orange juice

  70. mike Iva 3 says:

    So similar to I was Aguascalientes

  71. mike Iva 3 says:

    If you ever get the chance, see this one: it’s called “TIZOC” Pedro Infante & Maria Felix. My first in Spanish, Wonderful Love ❤️ Story

  72. Karl Schueler says:

    Check online. The Mexican theatre chains have online tickets.. about 10% discount and pick your seats.

  73. Pablo Irizarry says:

    This is the one I bought:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NQDV78T/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  74. phil r says:

    The Merida I know and love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl-Fmy8ZX4k

  75. A. H. says:

    Glad you guys didnt stop because of Facebook trolls. That platform will be dying soon anyway. Please do your best to ignore them. You guys are awesome and have lots of fans.

  76. John Peters says:

    Isaw a lot of dogs in Mexio roaming aound with horrible skin diseases. Have you had any problems of this kind with Alaska?

    I always got sick at least once on all my trips to Mexico, no matter how careful I was in what I ate

  77. Mona Sosa says:

    Estoy de acuerdo que en el video se vio mucha basura, por lo cual hay q hacer algo, pero no solo porque los turistas lo vean sino para la misma gente q vive ahí. Casi siempre las zonas del centro de muchas ciudades incluyendo Los Ángeles California, Nueva York entre otros son un cochinero

  78. Rita Maldonado says:

    MErica is beautiful,,,

  79. The Dude says:

    5:15 The wind noise. Tape a cotton ball on the microphone hole. Problem solved. Amo los videos! 💜💙💚💛🧡

  80. Patsy Martin says:

    Please, please, please do your best to not listen to the trolls. Remember they live under the bridge for a reason and you do not. You live in the sunshine. I love your spontaneous sunny ways. You make my little ten minute trips to Mexico such fun. Never quit being who God made you to be. Thanks for the memories.

  81. Moi Hue says:

    Lindo video. Gracias!

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  83. Edgar Carpenter says:

    This video spends most of it's time along Paseo de Montejo and in new restaurants and malls north of the center of town – I prefer the center of town and south of the center, which is the old part of the city. They have a great Mercado, and lots of shops and local lunch restaurants which are less expensive than in the upscale neighborhoods. And I like the parks. In the old part of town the houses are sometimes very old, and they all have plain facades facing the street – they do not advertise their charms. But many of them have lovely courtyards and are much more interesting inside. A lot of Merida's beauty is hidden. South of downtown, too, is a more local and traditional area with few tourists, where strangers will say "buenos dias" or "buenas tardes" or "buenas noches" to you as they pass (and which you should return). I found the people of Mérida to be friendly, interesting and helpful.

    Most of the restaurants that are open on an American's schedule are around the central square or perhaps in the northern wealthy suburbs – most Mexicans still eat at home most of the time, and their main meal is at mid-day, not in the evening (this is true in Oaxaca and many other parts of Mexico, too), so there are fewer restaurants in traditional neighborhoods.

    All that being said – Mérida is too slow and too relaxed for my taste. I prefer the hustle and bustle of Guadalajara. And Merida is very, very hot and humid most of the year. I prefer the weather in Central Mexico.

  84. Kelly Anam Cara says:

    I’m leaving for Merida and Yucatán August. One Way. No looking back.I love your work. YouTube is just ugly. Vida Libre !??

  85. Kelly Anam Cara says:

    I’m leaving for Merida and Yucatán August. One Way. No looking back.I love your work. YouTube is just ugly. Vida Libre !??

  86. RDC says:

    have you been in Querétaro ?

  87. d m says:

    Like your vids a lot :)….I am thinking of living in Mexico…have chatted with several expats there and my impression is – half of city is (for Mexico) very upscale and expensive–sounds like in big part to affluent expats that moved there and the other half (generalizing) is poor.  
    I see you guys went near Christmas time (wise choice ) as the BIGGEST complaint from expats there is that summer feels like summer in Arizona(feels like 110F) – but with 110% humidity!…several have told me its "like an Oven" during day in summer months there………not sure why, maybe not much gulf breezes or ?  
    I like tropical but not sure about super hot summers where everyone stays indoors during day to avoid major daily heat waves is where I would want to settle down…and I dont seek upscale places …I was going to go this summer to check it out, now not sure if thats the place for me to consider..as each trip costs at least 1k+ —Ill keep researching and watching your vids .

  88. simon lee says:

    You would ring a bell and bang a gong ' just saying

  89. BrianJJones1 says:

    It looks hooker-less, pass

  90. Sergio Serrano says:

    I love you guys, please do not let some stupid trolls get in your way. Your videos are great.

  91. R S says:

    I am glad you made this video. My fiancee and I are considering moving to Puerto Vallarta or Mazatlan (I have family in Mazatlan). But as of lately, we have been wondering more and more about haciendas in Merida. Look forward to your videos in Merida.

  92. Pat B says:

    I liked the look Jordan when she said fiber slows down the absorption of sugar, Jordan "no fiber from know on" look.

  93. DeeDee Appenfeldt says:

    Cute Couple 👍

  94. DeeDee Appenfeldt says:

    I am sorry that you two have been trolled, jealous people who are mean.
    You two just stay cool and smile 🌹🌹☕️🌈🌎

  95. Joey Blades says:

    I like you guys but your use of the word expat makes me feel kind of uncomfortable, I’m an immigrant in Canada and it’s funny how we are never called expats, the word expats only applies to white, old retired people?

  96. Ashley Meers says:

    Hello there! Love your videos btw. They are helping us decide where to visit and eventually move to Mexico. I realize this is a personal decision but I’m curious as to what you would say. If you had to choose between these 4 places to live, where would you choose and why? Mérida, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel. Thanks 🙂

  97. Marilynn Arnold says:

    I spend way more at Fridays etc. in America. So the fancy upscale restaurant prices you paid sound great to me.

  98. Linda Cianchetti says:

    CHEMTRAILS there, too???!!!

  99. John Carroll says:

    My wife and I love the city great walking city very flat great restaurants cheap taxis are very easy to get and cheap people were friendly

  100. DYNABIKE1 says:

    Sooooooooo. much TRASH in the streets at the beginning of this !! Yuck – Is that normal there ???

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