About William Lawson

As William Lawson, I have been writing about Merida now for nearly 10 years!

A Canadian “ex-pat” who has lived in the Yucatan for over 20 years now and, in spite of all the criticism, actually thinks it is a fine place to live. There are plenty of good, well-intentioned people many of whom have become friends; the food is fantastic; there are a lot less rules and regulations in comparison to the rest of North America; and the history is – to me – fascinating. My better half says I am more Yucatecan now than even she is, and she was born here.

Writing about Merida, first, there was the NotTheNews paper version, written and then photocopied and handed out to understanding friends who appreciated my sense of humour and enjoyed the sometimes scathing reports of life in Merida, from a neurotic foreigners point of view.

Then it went online, at the website known as Geocities. Remember that one?

After that it was on to blogging and now there is this; a pseudo website in the shape of a WordPress blog disguised as a website.

The Casual Restaurant Critic, who had his own little thing going on with a blog, is now incorporated into this new online venture to bring things together in a hopefully cohesive fashion. Lawson’s Personal Driving Service, yet another offshoot of all things Lawson and Yucatan, will be on a separate WordPress website soon.

Hopefully you will find all this both entertaining and enlightening as well as a little easier to read and navigate.

Enjoy!

126 thoughts on “About William Lawson

  1. We are in Merida 6 more days and looking for a few day trips…Uxmal or mayapan, possibly hacienda or izamal. Other suggestions welcome too. Can you help?

  2. Hi Cynthia,

    We have tried to get back to you but there is something wrong with the email – our emails to you are bouncing back! Can you check?

  3. Hello Mr. Lawson, me and my friend (group of 2) are going to arrive in Merida on March 8, at around 9pm. We would like to have a day tour of Chichen Itza and Ek Balam (and maybe squeeze another ruin in if time permits), on March 9.

    We are flying to Mexico City on March 10th, 9AM flight.

    We are wondering if you are available to give us a private tour at that time.

    Thank You
    Evelyn

  4. Hello,

    We are staying in Playa del Carmen until Thursday February 25th. We’d like to visit Chitzen itza and Merida on Monday Feb 22nd and return to our hotel Playa del Carmen that night.

    Please let me know if this is feasible and contact me through email.

    Thank you,

    NM

  5. Sent a quote request via your my space web site form and have not heard anything back. Don’t know if you got it or not. Can you email me and let me know? Thanks, Elaine

  6. I am looking for a driver from Cancun hotel to Chichen Itza with stop in small town nearby and possible nearby cenote. Would like to leave Cancun around 7am. Would need to be dropped off at hotel in Playa Del Carmen with luggage. Is that a possibly? Would be 2-4 people. Thank you and look forward to hearing from you!

  7. Hi WIlliam,
    I’m looking for drivers for hire while in Merida in Dec. Would you be available in Dec? Can you let me know?

  8. Hi there! Since all of the internet recommended you, I wanted to reach out regarding doing a trip from Merida to Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Is it possible to do both sites in one day, and do you recommend it, or is it best to split visits to each? I notice you would have to travel from Merida to each site, and no direct route if I wanted to visit both in one day. Also, what are your rates for travel to each site? I plan to visit the last weekend of January (27-29). Please email me with additional info. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

  9. Mr.Lawson,
    How do I get in touch with you, My daughter and I are planning a trip April-1st thru April 8th and want your help. Please advise.

  10. Hi mr Lawson

    read some good comments on you on Tripadvisor. Do you still do tours?
    We are a family , 2 adults and 2 nice boys aged 7 and 11 and looking for a guide/driver to show us the Puuc Route from Merida 17 or 18 july 2017.

    Hope to hear from you!

  11. Dear Mr. Lawson,
    My friend and I will be arriving at Merida via the Viking ship SKY December 15. We are due to dock at 8:00 AM and the ship sails at 4:00. We are anxious to see Chechen Itza, but the tour there with Viking is all ready booked. As we are both women in our 80s, we would not want to walk around for much more than 2 hours and do not want to swim, although a light lunch would be welcome if we have the time. Can you help us?

  12. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

  13. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

  14. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

  15. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

  16. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

  17. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

  18. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

  19. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

  20. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

  21. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

  22. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

  23. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

  24. For anyone reading this, this is the Lawsons Yucatan blog; all about the Yucatan. For tourist related info, try lawsonsyucatanexcursions.com where there is an info request form you can fill out and get answers to your most pressing Yucatan tourism questions. Or write to lawson_william@hotmail.com

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