El Espaafa Ol Hotel Merida

Calle70 Colonia Cantro 543 , Merida, Yucatan Peninsula, 97000 , Mexico | Hotel

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Colonial quaintness

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak


... don't want to stay in Cancun and will be close enough to the airport to get our flights but away hopefully enough from the major tourist resorts of Cancun . We will see tomorrow as our bus tickets are booked as well. Later that evening we did head into the centre and were lucky to see inside some churches that were closed yesterday and we also had dinner( Yucatan style again) before we headed to St Lucia park for a free Yucatan serenading concert at 9pm. Wayne had an ...


A travel blog entry by jeri.katherine


... experiences in why we believe in ghosts or souls. First, I shared my experience as a child in talking with my grandpa Jerry and also stories about him talking to angels after his stroke. Then, she opened up with me about her brother who had passed away 6 years ago. She had been having dreams about him for about a month, him telling her that he was not resting. She said that while she was sleeping, she awoke to something cold on her arm that made her skin freeze ...

Los Aluxes, conversaciones, e insectos

A travel blog entry by jeri.katherine

... said they were little goblins or ghosts that the Maya believed took care of their crops, especially maiz. They also believed that the aluxes would make themselves visible at nighttime to scare people and children for enjoyment.

Maya words:
chacpol: redhead
tolok: iguana
kisin: the devil
tuch: bellybutton
mucbipollo: Yucatecan dish for Dia de los muertos
la chinas: oranges
mulix: curly haired person
papatzules: ...

Beans, beans good for the heart, the more you eat

A travel blog entry by cookcorn


... issue. Having discovered the delights of sopa de lima, panuchos and sabultes in Valladolid what better way to spend a day in Merida than learning how to pile on a few more pounds of lard in the comfort of someone else's kitchen. I Googled cooking tours, came up with a place (Adventures Mexico) and emailed them. Within 2 hours of the first email we had booked and paid for a 5 hour cooking tour.

We spent the first part of the morning at the Mercado Lucas ...


A travel blog entry by felixyorugua


... lace if they were single and with coffee colored lace if they were married. When hearing this, I quickly checked Gabe's hat and thank god the lace is coffee colored!;) ( don't get fooled, we did not get married in the past month, but I prefer that people think he is married rather than single!) This guided visit was really the highlight of this city together with the breakfast at the very hippie hostel where we stayed for a ...


This hotel, located on Calle70 Colonia Cantro 543 , Merida, is near Chichen Itza Ruins, Uxmal, Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario), and Merida English Library.
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