Restrictions in Merida: Covid-19

We have been in a state of High Alert: Lock-Down for the past 2 weeks  here in Merida in the government’s attempts to limit the spread of coronavirus.

In addition to ley seca (dry law, alcohol prohibition) there are some other restrictions in Merida due to the state of High Alert caused by Covid-19. Here is our list of restrictions pertinent to us, as expats. This list was composed on August 3rd 2020

List of Restrictions in Merida

Shooting vlog when police made their presence felt.
Daily life in Merida during covid-19 restrictions.

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10 Flying Tips in a Time of Covid

 

Even in these uncertain times people still need to fly. If its a border run to renew a visa, an urgent need to see a relative or maybe you are lucky enough to be heading to a place that accepts the U. S. Passport. Either way there is a smart way to travel during these unprecedented times we are living in. While corona is messing up everyone’s plans lets do everything we can to keep ourselves and everyone around us as safe as we can.  We just had to do a border run and came back with a slew of suggestions for anyone flying during the time of Covid. Read more

Merida’s Top 5 Coffeeshops for Social Distancing

Merida was a great city to ride out the effects of Covid-19 in. It was safe; meaning the local politicians and citizens took (and are taking) the threat seriously. We are still in the mist of this global thorn and we are emerging from a city-wide quarantine in stages. Like most of the expats here, we have been itching to get back out and start safely enjoying this thriving city. We are remote workers and love when we can set up shop in a local coffee house but all coffee shops are not created equal. We look for a few things when we are scoping out a coffeehouse here: Read more

Covid-19 and Merida: Why Its Still a Great City

Merida is still a great city. It could be proving to be even better than we originally thought. Covid-19 has caused this city to shine.  We are learning a lot about Merida while living through the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine here. The “time-out” that the world has been forced to take has helped us to open our eyes and understand Merida, the city, on a more intimate and political level. We are definitely more tied into the politics than we ever wanted to be. As foreigners here during a virus attack that is primarily brought here by foreigners we are also very tuned into how the people are reacting to our presence.

Merida is well known as the safest place in all of Mexico and this experience, living here through a deadly pandemic has shown us why. Here are 5 things that we have learned about Merida while we have been quarantined here. Read more