About Me

I am Stephanie Carmon, a writer, video producer, journalist, language teacher, columnist for The Yucatan Times and creator of MID City Beat. I have lived in Merida, Yucatan for eight years and love my life here. Merida is growing into a major metropolitan city before our eyes and everyday there are new people, new businesses, and super cool places to check out. But aside from just knowing where to go and what to do, I have met incredibly talented people here with a great story to tell. That is why I have started this website. To let the the reader and viewer in on the places to check out in Merida as well as share stories about the lives and successes of the movers and shakers in this town. This city is alive with cultural traditions, a culinary scene that wows world renowned food critics, bohemian places to chill and high-end classy clubs to sip on a martini mixed by a professional mixologist. Every day and night of the week you can find something interesting to do. With this website/blog, I can give insight to foreigners and Mexicans alike on things worth doing here in this ciudad blanca.


Tin Castro is originally from Mexico City, lived in the US for several years and is now a resident in Merida. He is the one who helps the magic happen in our documentary video interviews. He does the filming and video editing. He is also a talented photographer and some of his photos are used for the site as well.


Harriet Sleath is from England and contributes to MID CityBeat as a guest columist and a photographer. She has a wicked eye for photography and a love for exploring some of the hole-in-the-wall culinary delights of the city.


Photos by Jason Buff at Jabu Studio​

Stephanie Carmon

Tin Castro

Harriet Sleath


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