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This Guidebook features the Must-Have, Essential Items for the BEST Experience in Mérida! 

The compilation of thousands of hours of research, interviews, personal trials and tribulations so you will have the best experience! This guide contains important and current information you need to prepare and visit Mérida. 

The Problem

Frustrated when you can’t find the information you are looking for as you get ready to visit Mérida? Believe me, I know how you feel because it happened to me too. Finally, you found some expat groups and are getting some “advice”. As the old saying goes, ask 10 people a question and you will get 10 different answers. Who to trust? Where to turn? What is the right information?

The Solution

I’ve spent thousands of hours of real research while in Mérida – verifying, vetting, and validating information because I’m here. While I do offer a personal perspective, I also provide unbiased information for YOU to make the best choices. 

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This guide discusses working in Mérida. Whether you are considering working for a local company, an international company with offices in Mérida or starting your own business, you’ll find valuable information here.

While the internet and expat groups on social media can be a great source of information, it is also important to find the correct and right answers for you.

Take some time to formulate your plan, ask questions, do research and investigate. Yes, this will take time, energy and effort. However, it is time well spent that might help you avoid some mistakes and mishaps and may even save you money.

I’ve also given you my personal business plan template. This is invaluable if you are thinking about starting your own business. I promise you’ll save lots of money, time, stress, and frustration.

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If you’ve ever driven in other parts of Mexico, you’ll know driving in the Yucatan is a luxury with well-maintained highways.

Not surprisingly, smaller streets can have their share of potholes. While larger potholes seem to appear after periods of harsh rainy storms, they eventually get filled.

Go slow, watch the streets, and look out for the numerous vehicles and pedestrians. You’ll also want to pay careful attention to cars stopping in front of you to allow their passengers to get out of the car. Drivers are notorious for stopping quickly on both the left and the right-hand sides of the street.

If you find you would like a driving lesson, Angel (my husband) offers driving lessons. Send me an email for availability: [email protected]

Pricing is $1,000 MX ($50 U.S.) per hour with a 1 hour minimum. Additional time is billed in 15 minute increments. All payments are made via PayPal in U.S. dollars OR you can pay cash (dollars or pesos) to Angel at the time of your lesson.

Receive a $200 MX ($10 U.S.) discount with proof of purchase of this guide!

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This is definitely NOT your regular packing list.

Mérida is VERY different from other destinations in Mexico (and that’s a good thing)!

~ 14 practical & purposeful items

~ 2 – 3 items on this list might surprise you

~ Plan your every day carry to be prepared

BONUS:

You’ll have access to my private page of recommended products!

SAVE:

~ TIME ~ MONEY ~ FRUSTRATION ~

 

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Each self-guided itinerary has everything you need to explore Mérida & surrounding areas on your own and at your own pace. You may decide to use the itinerary for one day or split it up into two days or more. We suggest taking your time to explore this beautiful and magical city. There are surprises around every corner.

Explore neighborhoods of Centro while you learn the history of each one. Each itinerary includes a map with google maps links for you or your private driver. I encourage you to take your time & snap some photos along the way!

Mérida has been growing enormously to the North. More than likely you’ve heard at least a few of these colonias, all located south of the Periferico. While not as scenic as Centro, the North has alot to offer.  Your itinerary includes neighborhoods in the north as well.

The best part of this itinerary is that it is evergreen. As information changes, we update new guides which you’ll have access to.

Additional details can be found on the Self-Guided Itineraries Page

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Each self-guided itinerary has everything you need to explore Uxmal & surrounding areas on your own and at your own pace. You may decide to use the itinerary for one day or split it up into two days or more. We suggest taking your time to explore this beautiful and magical city. There are surprises around every corner.

You are about to embark on an adventure filled self-guided tour to Uxmal. You will have a both a general overview guide as well as a specific guide for:

* Uxmal * Santa Elena * Mirador de Muna * Muna * Cenotes Mucuyche, Yaal Utzil, & Kankirixche * Haciendas Cacao & Yaxkopoil * Uman *

You’ll also receive Google maps links, restaurant recommendations, & specialized guides with more information about:

* Ruta Puuc * Maya Culture * Haciendas * Cenotes *

Additional details can be found on the Self-Guided Itineraries Page

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As a survivor of both family and marital emotional trauma as well as a three-time survivor of cancer, Amy Jones has risen above it all.

In her inspiring and true account, Amy reveals an intimate look into her personal life that provides a brutally honest, raw and authentic view into the deep secrets she carried for years.

Amy exposes the significance of the stories we tell ourselves; stories that we tell so many times that we begin to believe them whether they are true or not.

Amy’s painful honesty unveils the state of mind, emotions and lifestyle that led to her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, unloved and out of balance.

Through relevant situations, quotes and reflections, she provides insight into how to identify and compassionately respond when we experience a situation that causes our lives to fall apart.

With unflinching belief that things are never as they seem, Better for Being Broken, shows you how to overcome obstacles, challenges and hurdles as well as how to find the courage to hit the reset button; starting the process of putting your life and the broken pieces back together.

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Break Through Featuring Amy Jones: Powerful Stories from Global Authorities that are Guaranteed to Equip Anyone for Real Life Breakthroughs.

Forward by Johnny Wimbrey:

“Think back to the hardest, darkest times of your life. What were you going through? How did you break through the difficulties and barriers you faced? How did you finally reach the success you knew you deserved? 

Why do I ask this? Why do I care about the bad times and failures in your life? 

I care because how you handled the bad times tells me the type of person you are. I care because the choices you make when you face failure and the lessons you learn as you break through define you.

I am honored to be joined by the men and women who have made deliberate sacrifices to contribute chapters to this book. Les Brown, Nik Halik, and every one of our other authors will inspire you with their stories of how they broke through their failures and barriers.”

 

 

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Creating a narrative of your life is challenging partly because you’re still living it: leaving you feeling frustrated, distressed and stuck. Yet, the thought of writing your story is so powerful that you can’t stop thinking about it. It’s a burning desire deep inside of you that is ever present.

It took me five years to write my story and publish my first book, Better for Being Broken. I had to constantly search and research information about writing styles, chapter structure, and technical details. After learning all the do’s and don’ts, I didn’t want someone else to go through all the trials and challenges I had while writing.

I created this course specifically to help and assist you with everything you need to write your story including practical advice about self-publishing.

  • Learn how to methodically approach the story of your life.
  • Receive tools, worksheets and prompts to help you write, heal and transform.
  • Unlock information that has resisted being told.

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The information contained in this publication came about due to the feedback, observations, & information I gathered while speaking to over 1,000 people on the topic “Getting Rid of Possessions, It’s Harder Than You Think”. This program was created specifically for Senior Access/Generations Group at Methodist Health Systems in Dallas, Texas.

During this series, there were some common threads:
#1 Being organizing means something different to everyone.
#2 Clutter means something different to everyone.
#3 People will justify keeping almost anything if it has sentimental or perceived value.
#4 Higher value is typically placed on items that have a high level of emotional attachment.
#5 People tend to keep things out of guilt or obligation.

These are the common threads that I’ve experienced working with thousands of clients as well. Typically, it is only when someone is forced to make a change that they will do it. Becoming open, willing and able to accept advice, help, & solutions creates a healthier course for positive actions & transformation. Getting organized can help you begin your international move to make it a reality vs. a dream.

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After forming SUMMUS Catering Service with Angel Rodriguez and Amy Jones, we discovered people wanted to know more about what happens behind the scenes.

For me, the little touches like microgreens, sauces and decoration really set a dish apart. These are easy things that everyone can do if they just know how and have the right ingredients.

There’s nothing better than setting a beautifully plated course in front of a guest and hearing them sigh with delight. For me, food is an artistic expression of love and happiness.

I want to share some of the details I do to help you and your guests feel the same way.

I look forward to sharing my kitchen and little secrets that can make all the difference!

Chef Roman Lazaro