It’s the time of year when those of us in Connecticut are talking about how beautiful the weather finally is, and those of you in Mérida are talking about dengue, torrential downpours, and hurricanes. I’ve been sleeping all week with the windows flung wide open and waking up around 4:30 or 5 to the sound of very early pre-dawn songbirds. Connecticut is open to tourists, while in Yucatán, it’s “off-season.”
So why does Mérida seem so busy these days? The heat and rain haven’t slowed anyone down, judging from social media and other blogs. Tourists are touring and new expats are setting up house, asking around about air conditioning, locksmiths and cleaning ladies. Property owners are abuzz again about an escándalo regarding a property manager who’s apparently gone off the rails. There are no shortages of new puppies and kittens waiting to be adopted. Visitors are sending their reviews to Trip Advisor. “Regresa el calor a Yucatán” reads one headline, but then there are countless other headlines, all communicating a very active city.
I’m starting to think the off-season is going the way of the siesta.